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Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

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 clusters


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


  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips, stir until smooth. Stir in chow mein noodles and peanuts until well coated.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 199 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • shereeder
    Mar 27, 2018

    We make with 1 cup each chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and cherry chips.

  • djotie
    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
    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
    Apr 9, 2012

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

  • LadySullen
    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
    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
    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...