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Crunchy Peanut Clusters

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  • Total 1 hr 15 min
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Here's an ideal candy recipe for beginner cooks and an easy favorite of well-seasoned cooks. No candy thermometer is needed.
Created Jul 27, 2010
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  • 1 1/2 lbs (750 g) vanilla flavoured candy coating wafer
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups (1 L) Cheerios* Cereal
  • 2 cups (500 mL) miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups (500 mL) dry-roasted peanuts
  • Coloured sugar, if desired


  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, melt candy coating over low heat, stirring frequently. Stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth. Add remaining ingredients, stirring until completely coated.
  • 2
    Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper or baking sheet; sprinkle with colored sugar. Let stand until firm, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: After making the recipe a few times, you'll find yourself tossing in your own favorites. Try raisins for starters.
  • Tip 2
    Tip: Candy coating wafers are available in most bulk food stores.

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