Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Great for gift-giving or just as a quick-n-easy treat!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (11 ounce) packagereese's peanut butter and milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
  • 2 cups peanuts


  1. Place chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Stir in peanuts.
  2. Spoon heaping teaspoons of peanut mixture into 1-inch paper candy cups or paper-lined muffin cups. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store tightly covered in refrigerator. About 2-1/2 dozen candies.
Most Helpful

My Mom makes a similar peanut cluster at christmas. They never last long! In her recipe she adds rice krispie's and I dont think it has shortening in it.

Snewtie August 15, 2006

My grandmother used to make these as part of her holiday candy tray. I love them and they are relatively low in calories compared to alot of other dessert candies. Thanks for sharing.

Petite Mommy August 15, 2006

Yummmmm!!!! Just like the kind you can get at See's candies.... only cheaper!!! Thank you for this wonderful recipe that is sure to go in a few Christmas goodie trays.

looneytunesfan August 12, 2006