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Peanut Butter Clusters

Published in Recipes, Desserts Author: CentraCare

Recipe from Jean Carper, Columnist – USA


  • 10 ounces Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup regular oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Microwave chips in a bowl on high power until melted about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir. Add remaining ingredients; mix thoroughly. Using your hands, firmly roll into 1-inch balls. Cool.

Yield: 3 dozen balls (1 serving = 1 ball)

Nutrition Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 64
  • Fat: 3 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 2 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 19 mg
  • Carbs: 7 g.
  • Fiber: 0 g.
  • Protein: 2 g.