So delicious and easy to make right in your crockpot, these Peanut Clusters feature peanut butter and some delicious mix-ins to make them a treat that kids and adults love. Prepare them for holiday trays, homemade food gifts, lunchbox treats, and bake sales.  

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 1-1 1/2 hoursTotal: 2 hours
Servings: 36-40 clusters 1x


  • 1 (16-ounce) can cocktail peanuts
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries
  • Flaky sea salt for garnish


  1. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  2. Place peanuts, chocolate chips, and peanut butter in the bottom of a slow cooker. You can stir the ingredients together if you’d like, but it’s not necessary. Add the lid and cook on low heat for 1-2 hours or until the chocolate is melted. Overhead view black crockpot filled with ingredients for peanut clusters with chocolate.
  3. Remove the lid and add the dried cranberries. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients together.Overhead view black crockpot with peanut chocolate cluster mixture, dried cranberries on top.
  4. Using a small scoop, spoon the melted mixture onto the prepared baking sheets in mounds, about 1-2 tablespoons each. Sprinkle flaky sea salt lightly over the tops. A cookie scoop filled with crockpot peanut butter cluster filling
  5. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm. Side view crockpot chocolate peanut clusters lined up on baking sheet.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. May be frozen for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cluster
  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 10 g
  • (Sat Fat: 2 g)
  • Sodium: 60 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 13 g
  • (Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 7 g)
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Stacie Hassing