Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters Recipe
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Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters Recipe

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Chocolate and peanuts are two of my favorite treats, and the combination in this recipe, along with butterscotch, gives this candy a special flavor. My mother made these for Christmas every year, but they're so easy to fix, you can enjoy them anytime.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup chow mein noodles
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 199 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips, stir until smooth. Stir in chow mein noodles and peanuts until well coated.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Yield: 8 clusters.
Originally published as Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters in Reminisce Extra April 2003, p53

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djotie 217487
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"Easy to make and tastes so good with the salted peanuts. I made a double batch for Christmas and everyone loved them. I followed the recipe as is. This is a great quick recipe I can make when I want a quick treat for family and guest."

peacharmadillo 40972
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"We replaced the nuts with mini marshmallows and were pleased with the results. We also added about 1/4 cup of flaked coconut to one batch and enjoyed that as well. I like that I didn't have to bake them best though I think."

SJS9 67511
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"These are so easy to make and absolutely yummy. My Grandkids love them and help me make them. SJS9"

LadySullen 54587
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"These are simply delish!! I just leave them in the refrigerator, but you do have to let them sit at room temperature for maybe 10-15 min. so they're not too hard when you try to eat them. I'm definitely going to experiment with different ingredients (raisins, pecans, dried cranberries, toasted coconut). So easy to whip up too!"

Mary 1380 88183
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"Great recipe! I left out the butterscotch chips and doubled the chocolate chips. I doubled the whole recipe. It's so easy to make. The chow mein noodles can be found easily in grocery stores. Doesn't have to exact but chocolate must cover everything. Try it you will love it."

Joanne222 85458
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"I remember these from childhood, too. Can't wait to make them, I just have to find a store that sells Chow Mein noodles..."

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