Rocky Road Clusters

Rocky Road Clusters combine chocolate, marshmallows, and peanuts for one amazing candy. Cravings, solved!

Rocky Road Clusters combine chocolate, marshmallows, and peanuts for one amazing candy. Cravings, solved!

Why This Recipe is Best

Homemade candy doesn’t have to be difficult and this recipe proves it. All you need is a microwave and a mixing bowl!

Plus, these Rocky Road Clusters feature the fantastic combination of chocolate, peanuts and marshmallows for an addictive candy everyone will be grabbing for!

  • You only need 4 ingredients for this recipe!
  • These cluster candies are ready, start to finish, in less than 20 minutes! (And the prep time is only about 3 minutes!)
  • The recipe yields 48 pieces of candy and these make a fantastic gift to share with friends, family, neighbors, teachers – anyone! They also work great for bake sales and cookie exchanges.
Rocky Road Clusters combine chocolate, marshmallows, and peanuts for one amazing candy. Cravings, solved!

Ingredient Notes

  • Melting wafers: Use a good brand of dark chocolate melting wafers, such as Ghirardelli. They melt easily and help adhere the other mix-ins together to make the candy. You can substitute dark chocolate chips if needed.
  • Mini marshmallows: Rocky road isn’t complete without marshmallows! Miniature ones are best. Or you could use full sized marshmallows cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Peanut butter morsels: You’ll find these in the baking aisle, near the chocolate chips.
  • Peanuts: Salted peanuts are my go-to for this rocky road candy but almonds would also be delicious. Use what you have on hand! You could even use a combination of peanuts and almonds.

Easy Instructions

STEP 1. Melt the wafers. Melt the chocolate wafers in a bowl in the microwave for one minute. Stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds. Stir until the wafers are melted and smooth.

STEP 2. Add the mix-ins. Fold the marshmallows, peanut butter chips and peanuts into the melted chocolate mixture and stir until well coated.

STEP 3. Drop the clusters. Work quickly and use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls of the clusters onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Allow to set up. (Or refrigerate for 15 minutes to set them more quickly.)

Rocky Road Clusters combine chocolate, marshmallows, and peanuts for one amazing candy. Cravings, solved!

Tips and Tricks

  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper so you can easily remove the candy once it’s set up. Have that ready to go before you make the candy clusters.
  • Melt the wafers until smooth. Make sure you stir the melted wafers until the mixture is completely smooth before you add the mix ins.
  • Work quickly once you’ve added the mix-ins so the chocolate candy doesn’t set up in the bowl before you make your clusters on the baking sheet.
  • Let the clusters set up completely on the parchment paper before serving or transferring them to store in a container. You can also refrigerate the clusters to help them set up more quickly.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use chocolate chips instead of melting wafers?

I prefer melting wafers because they melt more evenly. However, you can substitute dark chocolate chips instead; just be sure to melt until they can be stirred smoothly.

What can I use in place of the peanuts?

You can substitute almonds in place of the peanuts as a mix-in for this candy. If you have a peanut allergy, you’ll also need to replace the peanut butter morsels with a different type of candy morsel, such as milk chocolate chips or butterscotch morsels.

How do I store rocky road clusters?

Once the candy has set up, it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Yield: 48 servings

Rocky Road Clusters

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 12 ounce dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 2 ½ cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 package (10 ounce) peanut butter morsels
  • 1 cup salted peanuts


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate wafers for one minutes. Stir and heat an additional 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  3. To the chocolate, fold in marshmallows, peanut butter chips, and peanuts.
  4. Working quickly, use a 2 Tablespoon cookie scoop and drop spoonfuls onto parchment paper.
  5. Allow chocolate to set, or refrigerate for about 15 minutes.


  • Store candy in airtight contater in refrigerator or at room temperature.

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Posted on June 13, 2016

Comments & Reviews

  1. Cheese and chocolate are the only necessary food groups. Maybe sushi and steak, too, but I’d be happy with just the first two for, oh, years. The French have the right idea with wine, cheese and baguettes all day! And these clusters are the perfect dessert. I’m happy just looking at them right now, but they’re happening later!

  2. I’ve been making these most of my life but I use chunky peanut butter instead of peanuts. I make about 6 dozen at Christmas every year for family.

  3. What a yummy treat! I always like food covered with cheese or with chocolate 🙂

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