How to Make No-Bake White Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy


Need the perfect sweet treat for Christmas or other holidays?  Learn how to make this no-bake white chocolate peanut butter candy that EVERYONE loves!!!

white chocolate peanut butter candy

My friend BB shared this recipe.

This candy recipe was shared with me years ago by my friend Barb (whom I call BB:-)  It is an old, favorite family recipe of hers, and she was so sweet to pass it along to me. Since Barb’s family and mine are “as close as kin,” this candy has been served at her house~and mine~for over a decade. It is always a treat and one of the first things to disappear.

white chocolate peanut butter candy

This White Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Makes Great Gifts

This candy keeps well at room temperature for at least a week. This makes it perfect for gifting teachers, postal carriers, or other helpers/friends during the holidays.  I like to put the candy in these white gift boxes (hemp for tying is included). An extra special touch is to enclose the recipe in the box. These Christmas tree recipe cards fit perfectly inside the candy gift boxes.

white chocolate peanut butter candy

This Candy Tastes Similar to White Chocolate Reese’s 

This 5-ingredient recipe yields seriously rich chocolate peanut butter flavor that hits every taste bud and texture. You’ll get it all. Sweet, salty, crunchy, fluffy and creamy. I’ve had more than one person comment that this candy tastes like the white chocolate Reese’s but with the added textures of nuts, cereal and marshmallows.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy


The Ingredients in No Bake White Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

  • Cereal: You can choose any crunchy favorite. My preference is Crispix because it adds tons of crunch. Rice Krispies are good but offer less texture. 
  • White chocolate chips: Ghirardelli  and Nestle are great brands. Since you will need 5 cups of white chocolate chips,  you will have to buy 3 bags. 
  • Dry roasted peanuts. I love Planters dry roasted peanuts. Virginia peanuts would be good also.
  • Peanut Butter. I use smooth “regular” peanut butter (as opposed to natural). Jif and Skippy are personal faves.
  • Marshmallows. Any miniature marshmallows will work.

How to Make the White Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

First, place the peanut butter and white chocolate chips in a microwave-proof glass bowl. Start at 1 minute on high. Stop, stir, and then continue in 30 second increments (stirring after each)  until the chips are almost melted. Stop when chips are still barely visible. Stir the chips until they melt and the mixture is smooth.

In the video below, you can see how I make this candy from start to finish.

If you make this yummy candy, please let me know how you like it! It will be a sure-fire hit wherever you serve it, so be ready to share the recipe with family and friends.

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white chocolate peanut butter candy

No Bake White Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 cups Rice Krispies (or Crispix)
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 5 cups white chocolate chips*(see note)


  1. Combine rice krispies, peanuts and marshmallows in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Place peanut butter and white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue at 20 to 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted and smooth.
  4. Pour melted sauce mixture into dry mixture.
  5. Stir until all dry ingredients are coated well.
  6. Drop by tablespoonfuls (or larger) onto wax paper.
  7. Allow 30 minutes to cool/harden before eating.
  8. Store in an airtight container.


*You will need to buy 3 12-oz bags to get 5 cups (with some left over). Ghirardelli is my favorite brand.

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 292Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 2mgSodium 184mgCarbohydrates 22gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 2gSugar 12gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 9g

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  1. These are absolutely delicious and good anytime of the year! I used the crunchy chow mein noodles and it was so good! Thank you for an awesome recipe!! :)

  2. My family calls this Mandis Crispy Clouds, as this is the recipe I helped my grandmother make about 25 years ago in the kitchen. And yes it is perfect for the holidays and treats! There are ways to make this your own, by adding more of the crispies, make it more chocolatey by adding less of the mix INS, etc
    We use Almond Bark, which gives it an AMAZING flavor.
    Also we do this on stove top, as a great center for conversation stirring constantly while melting chocolate and peanut butter together, mix in peanuts then fold in Rice Krispies. Allow to cool, some then fold in marshmallows.
    Use wax paper on a.cookie sheet, place in freezer for approximately 5 mins to quick cool and make LARGE batches. (We use everything that will hold them including glass baking dishes and pizza pan)

  3. Caitlin, it really is the easiest, yummiest candy ever!! And yes, it tastes just like the white chocolate Reese’s!!!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!! XoXo

  4. Just made this and will be making it again soon! Took maybe 15 mins & is SO yummy! Tastes just like white chocolate Reese’s but with a crunch

  5. Hi Susan! I think it should be fine for up to a week. I’ve never had it last that long, however, but I think a week is a safe estimate. Please let me hear how you like it!

  6. Just made. FABULOUSLY EASY and TASTY! I have made many of your recipes over this past year and loved them all. I have also enjoyed your decorating tips and beauty secrets. Great blog.

  7. The bakery at the hospital where I used to work made these. They were called Erna’s Clusters. Erna passed, bakery gone so I had to do some internet sluething. Thank You so much for this recipe. One of my daughter-in-law’s favorites.

  8. This sounds great but I do not like peanuts. Has anyone ever tried using a different nut.

  9. this recipe is the best i call it OMG candy I am gonna make it this week for a bake sale I made it last year at Christmas and everyone loved it and it makes alot

  10. Rice Krispies are not Gluten Free for people with celiac disease. They are made with malt in them…. I suppose you could use Rice Chex that are GF.

  11. Rice Krispys are not Gluten Free for people with celiac disease. They are made with malt in them….

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