Rocky Road Peanut Clusters are made in the microwave and use only FIVE ingredients. A simple, delicious, easy candy recipe that everyone will enjoy!
Rocky Road Peanut Clusters
I go totally nuts for all things Rocky Road – ice cream, fudge, pudding pops, and my latest obsession, these Rocky Road Peanut Clusters. Y’all know I am a big fan of easy recipes. The fewer ingredients, the better. These clusters definitely hit the mark with just five ingredients – all things I keep in my pantry: chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, oil, marshmallows, and roasted peanuts. Easy.
You want to know what else is easy? These clusters are made in the microwave. This really is the best candy recipe EVER. No candy thermometer required 🙂 I use a large Pyrex measuring cup to do all my melting and mixing and it works like a charm.
And because I love you, I’m going to show you just how easy they are to make…ready?
This candy sets up so beautifully and makes a great gift. Just package in a cute holiday tin or bag and you’re set. This batch makes quite a few, several dozen at least, and can be stretched if you prefer to make smaller clusters. It’s really up to you. Also, this recipe is easily double or tripled.
As you can see, I like to make my clusters a very “healthy” size.
That makes them more fun to bite into 🙂
Well, I don’t know what you’re waiting for…go make these…now!
How To Make Rocky Road Peanut Clusters
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil OR shortening
- 1 1/2 cups roasted, lightly salted peanuts
- 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper.
Melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and vegetable oil together in a large microwave-safe container. I used a Pyrex glass measuring cup.
Heat on high for 30 seconds, stir, repeat, until chips are melted and smooth.
Quickly stir in the peanuts and marshmallows.
Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the waxed paper. You can make them as large or as small as you like.
Let set up in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before packing. Store leftovers (ha!) in an airtight container.
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