Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch Clusters


Wow…how was your weekend?

Long weekends are great, except when Tuesday comes around disguised as a Monday…

And then Tuesday morning you end up doing Monday things…


Like run around like a crazy lady trying to get find my kids matching socks…

Or forgetting that it wasn’t, in fact, Monday and trying to do your kid’s school homework that is due on TUESDAY, 2 minutes before the bus comes.

Always a good time.


So my least favorite day of the week isn’t Monday…it’s Tuesday disguised as Monday.  An imposter Monday.  Tuesday wearing a Monday mask.


BUT one thing about imposter Monday is that it’s ok to eat cereal disguised as a dessert for breakfast.

See how I brought that around?


So here we have 2 different kinds of cereal, peanut butter, white chocolate and marshmallows.

Half breakfast food, half dessert…which equals wholly delicious.


Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch Clusters.

Start with your cereals and marshmallows in a bowl.
PhotobucketThen gather your other ingredients…peanut butter being one.
PhotobucketMelt some white chocolate or candy coating over a double boiler and then mix in some peanut butter.

Then pour that all over your cereal stuff.
PhotobucketMix it up evenly…
PhotobucketThen drop by heaping spoonful onto some wax paper.
PhotobucketIf you don’t feel like making clusters…OR if you get bored halfway through making the clusters.
I’m not saying that happened to me, but you know…I just heard about it happening one time…you can totally press it into a pan and make squares instead of clusters.
PhotobucketThey’re just as good…I promise.
Here are some other fun Cap’n Crunch recipes from around the web:

Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Cookie Stackers

Cap’n Crunch Brownies

Browned Butter Cap’n Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cap’n Crunch French Toast


Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch Clusters
Makes about 70 clusters
  • 2 lbs (36 oz) white candy coating or Almond Bark, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch
  • 4 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  1. In a large bowl combine Cap'n Crunch, Rice Krispies and Marshmallows.
  2. In a double boiler melt white candy coating. When just melted, remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.
  3. Pour candy coating mixture over top cereal mixture and stir evenly to coat.
  4. Line counter with wax paper and drop mixture by large spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let sit until set, about an hour.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

*If you would like to make these into bars, spray a 9x13 pan lightly with cooking spray and instead of dropping into clusters, pour mixture into prepared pan and press evenly. Refrigerate until set. Cut into squares.


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Cookbook Queen
May 29, 2012 9:57 am

Last night I noticed that Bachelorette was on, and I was all, “are they showing reruns on Sunday now? Weird. ”

It took me forever to realize that it was Monday and thus, a new episode. This week is going to be confusing.

May 29, 2012 9:58 am

I would totally be ok with eating these for breakfast – Tuesday or any other day of the week!

bridget {bake at 350}
May 29, 2012 10:07 am

Yes! Tuesday disguised as Monday….such a cruel trick! Now all of that stuff I have to finish for Wednesday is crammed in today! And I really just want to sit in my robe, sip iced coffee and read blogs. And quite possibly make these clusters. Cereal = health food, right?

May 29, 2012 10:14 am

Hi Shelly,

My son has a peanut allergy. I know Cap’n Crunch comes in a non PB flavor, but do you know if Biscoff or Nutella would set up the same way peanut butter would in this recipe?

May 29, 2012 10:15 am

Umm, WHOA. That is all.

May 29, 2012 10:40 am

Ewww, today IS Tuesday, isn’t it? Normally I have Mondays off and I assumed yesterday was just a bonus holiday day and I’d have today off but NOOOOO, the world HAD to go and eff with my schedule. Well that’s JUST DANDY, WORLD because I CAN MAKE THESE and I WILL.

BTW, they look amazing.
BTW, I am crazy and talk to the world. No big.

Lily @ Sugar and Slice
May 29, 2012 10:56 am

YUM, if only we had captain crunch in the UK 🙁

Averie @ Averie Cooks
May 29, 2012 11:20 am

I love Cap’n Crunch and have made a few things with it lately. Once you buy a box, you have to use it up, right? 🙂

These look delish and EASY! Love all your no-bake stuff!

May 29, 2012 11:44 am

I know someone that LOVES Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch and these would be a perfect treat. Thanks!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
May 29, 2012 12:08 pm

These would have been perfect for this past weekend! What the heck am I saying? They are perfect for right now!

Katrina @ In Katrina
May 29, 2012 12:10 pm

Monday Tuesdays should be outlawed. Yes outlawed…like in the old west. Cereal wins at life.

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy
May 29, 2012 12:13 pm

I love a 2 Saturday weekend! That PB Cap’n Crunch looks delish!

May 29, 2012 1:11 pm

My weekend was awesome! I went to the beach with my friends. Thanks for sharing that peanut butter crunch. How many cookies did you make? They look very yummy!


Jennifer | Mother Thyme
May 29, 2012 1:12 pm

These are incredible! Love how easy these are and anything with peanut butter is surely a hit for me!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
May 29, 2012 1:34 pm

These are super similar to the Peanut Crunch Clusters (I’ll put a link below!) I made around Christmas time. They’re super simple and very yummy. Don’t you just love Cap’n Crunch?!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
May 29, 2012 1:46 pm

OMG. I love this!

Katie @ The Hill Country Cook
May 29, 2012 2:15 pm

FINALLY!! A reason to buy sugary kid cereal and not feel bad about it!! :))
Hey, how do you make your collage photos? Like the two up there where you are mixing the peanut butter into the melted stuff?? Thanks! 🙂 ~peace, love, and baking, yo’!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Our garbage day is on Tuesday – so these weeks totally screw me up!!! One thing that HAS to happen every week is the garbage getting out of the garage – no one wants to smell that for another week.

These sounds so fun! And I get to justify eating dessert, because it has cereal in it!

May 29, 2012 3:10 pm

I don’t like Tuesdays masquerading as Mondays. I worked yesterday, so this is actually Tuesday for me, but a friend emailed me and asked, “Why, oh, why is it Monday?” I wrote back, and said, “It’s not. It’s just an impostor Monday.”

Anyway, I love Cap’n Crunch, and I ate it so much as a kid, the roof of my mouth was raw and I still couldn’t stop. Great recipe!

May 29, 2012 3:44 pm

Ooo, looks yummy! and yup, i totally get you on the tuesday disguised as monday thing.

May 29, 2012 9:02 pm

This also tastes great if you add 2 cups of dry roasted peanuts before dropping.

May 29, 2012 9:12 pm

I LOVE breakfast in marshmallow peanut butter dessert form! No matter what day it is…but I’m sure it really does taste better on imposter mondays.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
May 29, 2012 9:19 pm

These are amazing. I could live on cap ‘n crunch. Especially the peanut butter one.

sue @ cakeballs. cookies and more

breakfast of champions! And I so would have just done bars, way too lazy to do it any other way;p

May 30, 2012 10:44 am

Peanut butter and cereal together is always a winner! Looks delicious!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
May 30, 2012 12:17 pm

Oh yes this is my ideal breakfast! Love Cap’n Crunch!!

Kim @ Treats & Trinkets
May 30, 2012 4:01 pm

Just think though: when Tuesday pretends to be Monday, the weekend gets here faster!

May 30, 2012 4:21 pm

Any recipe with cereal makes me so happy! I love cereal desserts! Cereal so rocks!

Darla | Bakingdom
May 31, 2012 1:29 pm

You are pretty much the devil. I mean, what the heck am I supposed to do now that you’ve gone and put one of my favorite cereals ever into something like this? It’s not like I can NOT make it. Thanks, Shelly. Thanks a lot.

Debra Kapellakis
Debra Kapellakis
June 1, 2012 8:22 am

Amazingly yummy!

June 3, 2012 2:26 am

Just so your kids know, you’re the best mom ever!

Terri Betz
Terri Betz
December 3, 2012 2:41 pm

You crack me up! I adore reading your musings and equally adore the recipes that follow! I make Goodie Boxes for my grown kids full of your recipes! Always loved and enjoyed and sometimes they call so they can make more themselves! Thanking you for us all! Happy Holidays!


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