Peanut Nuggets Recipe

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Says Pamela Steward of Rochester, Minnesota, "This crisp, sweet and chewy snack is one of my favorites. It's quick and simple to make and can be served anytime."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 4 cups Life cereal
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 221 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt peanut butter and butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in the cereal and peanuts; mix well. Spread onto a greased baking sheet. Cool. Break into bite-size pieces. Chill for at least 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Peanut Nuggets in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p64

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