Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch Clusters

These Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch Clusters are the perfect sweet and simple snack idea! They are quick, easy and tasty bite sized treats for your kiddos!

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 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.


How to Make 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 Capโ€™n Crunch Clusters

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 70 clustersThese Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch Clusters are the perfect sweet and simple snack idea! They are quick, easy and tasty bite sized treats for your kiddos! 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


These Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch Clusters are the perfect sweet and simple snack idea! They are quick, easy and tasty bite sized treats for your kiddos!


  • 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 9×13 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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36 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. Tracy

    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?

    1. shelly

      Well, it’s more of the white chocolate/candy coating that sets up…so I bet either of those things would work great!

  4. 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.

  5. Sam

    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!


  6. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~peace, love, and baking, yo’!

  7. 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!

  8. Jennifer

    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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Terri Betz

    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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