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Toffee Peanut Clusters Recipe

Toffee Peanut Clusters Recipe

Joy Dulaney sends in this delightful recipe from Highland Village, Texas. “These are a favorite among all my family and friends. They come together quickly and the toffee adds a nice unique twist.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:60 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits


  • 1. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Stir in peanuts and toffee bits. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 123 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 239404
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"I made this recipe today for an upcoming event and have to admit that these candies are delicious. I would make some changes next time, though. I would add some shortening to the chocolate candy before melting and I would start out by adding only half of the peanuts and toffee bits. These turned out good but were on the dry side. They are delicious and I will be making these again.

I recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 214775
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"My teenager makes these for her teachers at Christmas and calls them "reindeer poop". It's a great go- to recipe when you need to make a lot of treats. Super quick, super easy and inexpensive."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 131755
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"I prepared these candies 9/7/14. I DID use 1 package (14-oz.) dark chocolate Make and Mold candy wafers, 1 lb. of dry roasted peanuts, 1 Tbsp. vegetable shortening and 8-oz. Heath "Bits of Brickle" Toffee Bits.

I used my double boiler and melted the candy wafers with 1Tbsp. shortening over hot boiling water and stirred until smooth. Then I stirred in the peanuts and toffee bits and dropped onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets and chilled in my refrigerator until set. I didn't get 5 dozen-I'd say that I got about 3 to 3-1/2 dozen clusters! divvied the candies up between 3 airtight containers and stored them in my refrigerator to keep cool!
This recipe is really simple to prepare and I'm glad I tried it! I'll be keeping this recipe in mind when I want to prepare quick candies! Thank you, Joy
Dulaney for sharing your recipe! This IS a 5* recipe!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 100446
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"I don't know why I never thought of adding toffee bits to peanut clusters before! The sweet and salty combination between toffee and dry roasted peanuts is fabulous. One batch I did need to use almonds as a replacement, still very good but the saltiness of the dry roasted peanuts cuts through the sweetness of the chocolate and toffee. I have also dropped by spoonfuls into mini cupcake liners for use on a dessert table. Looked great! This is a great 'clusters' recipe to try."

amyanddarrell User ID: 2382346 157362
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Love the addition of the toffee bits, and s easy!"

vickyc603 User ID: 2709500 148688
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"I substituted 2 bags of Guirradelli milk chocolate plus two tsp shortening for the candy coating, melting it carefully @ 50%. I used only half each of the toffee and peanuts and it was perfect! Using full amounts would've been too chunky."

juliebee1on1 User ID: 2078182 131545
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I have been making this for the last several years it is one of the quickest and best little candies. I have had nothing but rave revues and many ask for a repeat every year."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 146663
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I don't care for the sweetness of the toffee bits. Very, very sweet! Super fast and easy to make. I'm brainstorming about what else to try with the peanuts and chocolate? ? ? marshmallows? raisins? caramel bits? pretzels? craisins? I'll play with this."

tstreich User ID: 1042559 64975
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"I wasn't expecting much with only 3 ingredients, but was wrong. We devoured these in no time. This will not only be on my Christmas Candy list, but we'll enjoy these throughout the year - a quick, simple, treat!"

gmarvel User ID: 4362451 207150
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"oh my goodness. best cluster type candies i've ever eaten, and i've had plenty. will make again and again. super easy makes it all that much better"

cbachtel User ID: 3618273 67880
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"These are great, and so easy to make. Love the toffee bits in them! I make every Christmas now."

sherrilynnhildebrand User ID: 2397453 146474
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Delicious and so easy!! I used milk chocolate chips with a little shortening, since I didn't have the milk chocolate candy coating. Turned out great!"

sparkles033103 User ID: 1186073 157361
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"This is so easy to make and so very delicious! I love the combination of toffee, salty peanuts and chocolate. Next time I'll add some dried fruit or something...there's a thousand different ways to make this simple but tasty recipe!"

mamma482__MN User ID: 153984 157357
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"I didn't know there was a recipe for this. I've been making it for many years. easy and well received by all ages"

Grammy5 User ID: 994532 152540
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"Made these with my granddaughter. quick and easy for her but taste great. Will make again."

LBollato75 User ID: 4551374 157355
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"I came across this recipe last year and absolutely love it! It was easy and really added something special to my dessert gifts during the holidays."

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