Sweet Cereal Clusters Recipe

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In McBain, Michigan, Sue Yount covers a crunchy combination of peanuts, pretzels and cereal with white candy coating for a fun snack. "At bake sales, I fill small resealable storage bags with the clusters," she explains. "They always disappear fast."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 6 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) dry roasted peanuts
  • 2-1/4 cups milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1 cup raisins, optional
  • 1-1/2 pounds white candy coating, melted

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 385 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pour candy coating over cereal mixture; stir until coated. Spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as Sweet Cereal Clusters in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p17

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Elizabeth T. User ID: 4608217 74823
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"I've made this recipe every year for about 5 years now and everyone loves it, from our family and friends to our kids' school teachers. Some friends even said it was so addictive, they dubbed it "Christmas crack!""

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