December 16th, 2016

Easy Rocky Road Peanut Clusters

If you ask my kids what my favorite flavor of ice cream is, they will respond without hesitation, “Rocky Road.” So it’s no wonder I loved these Rocky Road Peanut Clusters!

Easy Rocky Road Peanut Clusters

First of all, I can’t resist anything that involves marshmallows and chocolate. And I love all things sweet and salty, so when you toss some lightly salted peanuts into the mix, I’m a goner.

But the best part of all is that these peanut clusters were so unbelievably easy to make! In fact, I think next time I’ll have my boys mix up a batch!

One thing to be aware of, this is a soft chocolate coating, like a fudge. Not a hard chocolate, like a bark. The consistency comes from the sweetened condensed milk.

The flavor and texture are what you might expect from a Rocky Road fudge–creamy and delicious! And did I mention, so easy?

Easy Rocky Road Peanut Clusters

These chocolate and peanut confections only take about ten minutes to make (not counting a few minutes in the refrigerator to set). Which makes them a perfect last minute addition to your holiday candy making. These are also a great treat for kids to help make!

I like to keep the ingredients handy for these Rocky Road Peanut Clusters handy at all times, not just during the holiday season. You need to be prepared for those late-night chocolate cravings to strike!

And yes, you can definitely use other nuts in place of the peanuts, although you may need to coarsely chop them. Cashews are another favorite of mine, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

Easy Rocky Road Peanut Clusters

Preparation 8 min Cook Time 2 min Total Time 0:10


  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk on high power for 1 minute; stir. If needed, continue to microwave at 15 seconds intervals until chocolate is just melted and smooth. (You don't want your chocolate to be too hot, or the marshmallows will melt!).
  3. Stir in the peanuts, followed by the marshmallows. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm.

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Easy Rocky Road Peanut Clusters

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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Nestle


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