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

Updated on September 29, 2017
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Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share these.

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!

The no-bake aspect of 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 and you don't have to turn your oven on, so these cookies 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 cookies on a 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 a tin in the fridge or freezer.

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      AlmostLola 7 years ago

      can't wait to try!

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      Athlyn Green 9 years ago from West Kootenays

      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.

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      Martha McKinnon 9 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.