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Coal Candy

Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 candies


  • 6 oz. butterscotch chips
  • 6 oz. milk or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts*
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter*
  • black decorating sugar**


  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. If you use the microwave use 50% power and stir after every 30 seconds.
  • When chocolate is almost melted stir in peanut butter. Stir well until peanut butter is incorporated and chocolate is completely melted.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Working quickly, place large spoonfuls of mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Transfer baking sheet to refrigerator for chocolates to set up.
  • Put cooled candy into a covered container and store in refrigerator or cool place until serving. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.


*for non peanut version substitute chex cereal for nuts and almond butter for peanut butter
**use sea salt or kosher salt instead of sugar for a salted candy
Keyword Chocolate Peanut Clusters, Coal Candy, easy candy, Salted Chocolate Turtle candy