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.

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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.

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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.