These delicious and easy Peanut Clusters combine our favorite chocolate and peanut butter flavors with a special added crunch from pretzels. 

If you love easy homemade candy, try our Chocolate Fudge, Truffles, Caramels or Peanut Butter Balls.

A plate with peanut clusters

What I love most about these peanut clusters is the extra crunch, flavor and taste from the pretzels. I also love that the melted chocolate has peanut butter in it, for an extra punch of creamy nuttiness. Peanut Clusters are such an easy no-bake candy to make for any occasion!

Only Six Ingredients Needed:

The ingredients needed to make peanut clusters, including peanuts, chocolate, peanut butter chips, peanut butter, butter and pretzels.

How to make Peanut Clusters:

  • Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butter, and peanut butter.
  • Microwave on low power for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, until smooth (be careful not to scorch the chocolate!) You could also put everything in a double boiler to melt.
  • Add pretzels and peanuts to the melted chocolate mixture and gently toss to combine.
  • Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until chocolate has set.

Three collage images for how to make peanut clusters.

Storing Instructions:

Peanut Clusters will keep for up to 1 months, stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

A hand holding a peanut cluster with a bit taken out of it.

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Recipe

A plate with peanut clusters
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 mins
Refregierate 30 mins
Total 42 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • cups semi sweet chocolate chips , high quality (like Ghirardelli)*
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 7 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups pretzels , broken into pieces
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butter, and peanut butter. 
    A clear bowl with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and butter being melted together.
  • Microwave on low power for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, until smooth (be careful not to scorch the chocolate!) You could also put everything in a double boiler to melt.
  • Add pretzels and peanuts to the melted chocolate mixture and gently toss to combine. 
  • Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until chocolate has set. 
    Peanuts covered in melted chocolate, on a baking sheet.

Notes

Store peanut clusters in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 months.
Chocolate: Be sure to use high quality chocolate chips (like Ghirardelli), or Bakers chocolate bars will work. I prefer semi-sweet, but you could use milk or bittersweet.

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 9gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 220mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 195IUCalcium: 26mgIron: 2.4mg

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I originally shared this recipe April 2016. Updated December 2020.

These delicious, no-bake, chocolate Pretzel Peanut Clusters take just minutes to make and are the perfect bite-size treat! | Tastes Better From Scratch

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  1. Made these for sweet treats day at the Hartford Fair in Croton, Ohio. Got 2nd place in the candy category. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Pretzels sound like a great addition to peanut clusters, but I am curious about the instruction to be kept refrigerated after the chocolate is set. I have made peanut clusters for years and they are fine stored in an air-tight container at room temperature, although my recipes have not included butter, which may be the issue.

    1. Hi Ann, a big factor is also your location. It’s very humid here, so if I leave mine on the counter the chocolate will sweat. But if you’re in a dryer climate you should be fine to leave them at room temperature :-).