chocolate peanut clusters

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Chocolate peanut clusters are a crazy easy holiday candy to make at home. Crunchy sugar-roasted peanuts, snappy chocolate and sea salt make clusters that are better than those from a chocolatier!

  • Author: Indi Hampton
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16
  • Category: Candy
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 cup blanched peanuts
  • 1 tsp dark rum (can substitute vanilla extract)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 8 oz good chocolate (milk, semisweet or bittersweet), chopped into 1/2-inch pieces, plus more if needed
  • flaky sea salt (like Maldon)


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.


Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Store clusters in a covered container at room temperature, for up to 2 weeks.