Chocolate Peanut Clusters--Delicious and Easy (No Bake Cookies)

A No-Bake Family Favorite

Chocolate peanut clusters or mocha peanut clusters, as they are called, have been a family favorite for years.

I was given this recipe by my mother-in-law, Mary. She was a great cook and spent many happy hours in her kitchen whipping up delicious cookies and squares. This recipe had been a well-guarded family secret but as Mary got older, she decided to share her favorites with the family. Everyone was so glad she did!

A no-bake cookies may seem like a strange concept but the method is well-suited to recipes for softer cookies. The melted ingredients are key to these cookies setting up as they cool. The advantage of no-bake cookies is that they are quicker to make, so are great when you are short on time or patience but have a hankering for a chewy chocolate snack. With the butter, peanuts, coffee and chocolate, these cookies offer a rich, satisfying flavor.

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup (scant) butter
  • 1 tbsp. instant coffee
  • 2 cups roasted, unsalted peanuts

Instructions for Chocolate Peanut Clusters

  1. Combine chips, marshmallows, and butter in a large pot and set on very low heat on stove element.
  2. Add coffee. Stir until completely melted and smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in nuts.
  4. Use a teaspoon and drop cluster cookies on buttered foil-lined pan and place in fridge until set.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1-2 dozen cookies, depending on size

Now Enjoy!

Store cookies in tin in fridge or freezer.

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© 2007 Athlyn Green

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AlmostLola 5 years ago

can't wait to try!


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Athlyn Green 7 years ago from West Kootenays Author

Hi Martha,

That cookbook sounds like a good one.

I always thought that unbaked cookies wouldn't be all that good--until I sampled them (recipes I've included in my HubPages). The lady who gave them to me, came from England. She'd guarded the recipes for years as a family secret, then finally decided to share them after repeated requests.


Martha McKinnon 7 years ago

I discovered Camilla Saulsbury's No Bake Cookies book at the library and have been having such fun trying her ingenious recipes. This is a simple paperback cookbook with no pictures, but I highly recommend it's simple creative no bake cookies recipes.

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