Rich Peanut Clusters Recipe
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Rich Peanut Clusters Recipe

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It’s cheaper to make these bite-size morsels than it is to buy them in the store. Best of all, family and friends agree they taste better! —Janice Garvert, Plainville, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:180 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 180 servings


  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 packages (10 to 12 ounces each) vanilla or white chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 58 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla and butter. Add peanuts; mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined pans. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 15 dozen.
Originally published as Rich Peanut Clusters in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2008, p111

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Citylady2009 User ID: 4238766 84813
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"As soon as I get the recipe I will make them I know they will be good."

Bearybright11 User ID: 4395439 84801
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"easy, made a lot and everyone at the tailgate loved them!"

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