Potato Chip Clusters

Potato Chip Clusters

The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 42 clusters (21 servings)

Sweet and salty flavors collide in these easy Potato Chip Clusters. Butterscotch chips hold together a delicious mix of potato chip pieces, peanuts, and dried cranberries

This recipe is very flexible, so you can use try substituting peanut butter or white chocolate chips, or using other types of dried fruit or nuts.


  • 1 cup/5.25 oz. peanuts (salted)
  • 2 cups/3.5 oz. potato chips
  • 11 oz. butterscotch chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (cranberries)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with waxed paper or parchment, and set aside for now.

  3. Coarsely chop the peanuts and potato chips until they're in small pieces.

  4. Place the butterscotch chips and oil in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 40-second increments until melted, stirring after every 40 seconds to prevent overheating.

  5. Once the butterscotch chips are melted and smooth, stir in the crushed potato chips and peanuts, and the dried cranberries. Stir until the chips are well-distributed and the candy is well-mixed.

  6. Use a small candy scoop or teaspoon to scoop up small 1-inch spoonfuls of the candy and mound it on the prepared baking sheet. Continue making small clusters until all of the candy is formed into clusters.

  7. Refrigerate the clusters until the butterscotch is set, about 30 minutes. 

  8. Serve and enjoy!