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All Christmas foods I love hold distinct memories, probably because my family has always held so many traditions. Without putting on any fanfare, Mom and Grandma crafted our customs by creating habits every year. I remember each family had a certain food they made. Grandma had her peppernuts and Mom had her peanut clusters. I’m sure when my sister and I were young, Mom loved how simple and quick peanut clusters were. Also, my dad would always be as excited for peanut clusters as us kids were for presents!.

Dark chocolate peanut cluster sitting on wood surface surrounded by other chocolate clusters

Mom didn’t need a recipe, but would often simply pour a combination of chocolates together in a double boiler with peanuts. Since there are so few ingredients, it means that each one is super important.

Traditionally, Spanish peanuts are used in candy making. Spanish peanuts have red skins and are smaller than many other varieties. They’re slightly higher in oil content, giving way to a stronger, nuttier flavor.

Top down view of wood board sitting on white surface with chocolate globs, some drizzled with white chocolate streaks

Peanut clusters can use any variety of chocolate, from milk to dark. Usually, I go towards darker chocolate, but that can easily overpower the peanuts. Instead, a mixture of semisweet and white chocolate lets both the peanuts and the chocolate shine through. Once melted, you don’t notice that the white is in there, but the sweet lighter flavor is perfect!

Chocolate peanut cluster with bite taken out sitting on wood surface with other chocolate clusters in background

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Chocolate peanut clusters topped with white chocolate sitting on wood surface

Peanut Clusters

4.65 from 34 votes
While these peanut clusters are a delectable treat, they're really quite simple. All that's needed are three ingredients to create a chocolate concoction that's the perfect bite!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 48 clusters


  • 16 oz white chocolate
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 ½ lb roasted and salted Spanish peanuts


  • Melt chocolates in a heatproof bowl and set over simmering water. Do not let water touch the bottom of the bowl or the chocolate could scorch. Stir until the mixture is melted and smooth.
    16 oz white chocolate, 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • Once smooth, remove from heat and add peanuts. Stir until completely coated.
    1 ½ lb roasted and salted Spanish peanuts
  • Using two spoons, drop candy (about 2 tablespoons) on parchment-lined baking sheets. Let cool until the chocolate is set.
  • Store in an airtight container up to 1 week or chill and store 3 weeks.


Serving: 1clusterCalories: 167kcal
Course Candy
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Assembling

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  1. 5 stars
    These are easy and delicious. I loke to add raisins as well to the chocolate and nut mix, or dried cranberries to make them festive. Cx

  2. 5 stars
    I make these as well but I melt my chocolate on low in my crockpot. Then keep it set to warm and it gives me time to plop me candies on wax paper and still keep the mixture warm. It works perfectly

  3. 5 stars
    Will make tomorrow. Your peanut brittle recipe was amazing. Dangerous to have around. It turned out awesome!!! Thank you for your videos. It helps to see rather than just follow the recipe. To have both is great as you give good tips

  4. I am making your peanut clusters now. Love your recipand how you describe with details before I follow the recipe. I have a recipe for English Butter Toffee that I have made since 1989. Everyone expects it every year. I don’t usually share my secrets but would share this with you. It’s awesome

  5. 5 stars
    These were so addicting! I gave some away and heard back from the people I gave them to that they were the best gift they received so far for Christmas!! They are sooo good! Thank you Caleb!

  6. 5 stars
    The peanut clusters, so quick and easy
    I enjoy watching you, a very relaxing voice
    Making candy for Christmas gifts

  7. 5 stars
    Will be making this this weekend. Thanks and love your videos and your talk about how the candy has been in your family

  8. 5 stars
    I love all your recipe! I want to know if you have a cookbook out. I would love to buy it👍 Keep doing your show! God Bless you🙏 Thank you so much❤️

  9. Love watching you cook, and all the great other ideas you have . You are so creative. Keep doing what you do. You are my favorite.

  10. My worst disaster. Chocolate would not melt. Had it I. A double boiler and stirred and stirred. I’m so upset. Wasted chocolate and peanuts too. WHAT Did I do wrong!!!!!

  11. 5 stars
    These clusters are so delicious! I have never thought to melt white chocolate with the semi-sweet chocolate but oh my….super good! My recipe calls for butterscotch and semi-sweet and I don’t like it as much.
    I made some with raisins, some with the peanuts and then I made some with peanuts and raisins together. I’m looking forward to sharing these with family and friends along with my other baking. Thank you for sharing this idea with us.