Crunchy Candy Clusters
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour + standing
Makesabout 6-1/2 dozen
- 2 pounds white candy coating, coarsely chopped
- 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional
- 4 cups Cap'n Crunch cereal
- 4 cups crisp rice cereal
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- Place candy coating in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Add peanut butter. Stir in extract if desired.
- In a large bowl, combine the cereals and marshmallows. Add the peanut butter mixture and stir until the cereal mixture is well-coated. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until set. Store at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 112 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Jun 27, 2017
So good! I've never thought of adding Capt'n Crunch to a cluster-most recipes I've seen use those Chinese crunchy noodles. This recipe was way better! I didn't have any almond extract on hand unfortunately, but vanilla worked great instead.
Jul 4, 2012
I am asked to make this every year for my family reunion. I put it in a foil lined 13 x 9 pan and cut it into squares also.
Aug 15, 2011
Captain Crunch too sweet. This is similar to a recipe I use that calls for 24 oz. vanilla candy coating, 1 cup chunky peanut butter, 3 cups broken up Rice Chex cereal or 3 cups of Rice Krispies cereal, 2 cups of broken up pretzels, and 2 cups mini marshmallows. I just melt the candy coating according to the directions on the packet (in a double boiler).
Dec 21, 2010
These are a great addition to the cookie tray- I have been making a variation of them for years but we call them "snowman poop"
Feb 16, 2010
Very good recipe if you do not have time to babysit the microwave or stovetop while melting the white candy coat / white chocolate. I also used vanilla extract instead of the almond. Very good flavor. In response to "what is Captain Crunch cereal", it is a small pillow shaped (puffed square) corn based cereal that is very sweet; ie lots of sugar coating. In the USA it comes in 3 flavors (that I'm aware of): regular, crunch berry (with little "berry" flavored puff balls) and peanutbutter.
Feb 9, 2010
what is wrong with melting candy coatining in the micerwave this recipe is a waste of time. You are making work for your self.
Feb 9, 2010
What is Cap'n Crunch cereal and is white candy coating the same as white chocolate? I live in Australia and we don't have that brand ceral and I've only seen white chocolate in the supermarket. I would like to try to make this somehow. I agree that one hour sounds like a long time to melt candy. Is there a reason it has to be in a slow cooker?
Feb 8, 2010
I don't think you would have to cook the white chocolate an hour just to melt it. Am I missing something?
Dec 28, 2009
Very yummy! Would make again... in fact, I'm getting ready to make more of those. They are sooo tasty. Although I used choc. bark instead of white.