Rocky Road Pie Crust Clusters

Last month when I first tried these million dollar Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters, a slew of variations went through my brain that I was dying to try.

One of which were these Rocky Road Pie Crust Clusters!

Rocky Road Pie Crust Clusters

Flaky bits of pie crust are swirled together with soft and fluffy marshmallows and crunchy, salted peanuts in a delicious chocolate mixture.

I wasn’t actually sure which nut to choose for these clusters, so I put out the question on Facebook, and the answers varied from almonds to walnuts and even a few peanuts. I always thought it was peanuts, but it’s definitely your choice when it comes to these simple and quick treats.

Pie Crust Clusters

Start out by taking one of those handy Pillsbury Pie Crusts and cutting it into 16 x 16 rows to get a bunch of tiny pie crust pieces.

Pie Crust Clusters

Line them all in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for just 6 to 8 minutes until they turn a beautiful golden brown.

Then just let them cool.

Pie Crust Clusters

I dare you to resist popping several of these pie crust bits in your mouth. It’s impossible.

While they’re cooling whip up a quick mixture of melted chocolate (with just a hint of peanut butter), and gently fold in the pie crust, marshmallows and nuts.

Rocky Road Pie Crust Clusters

Drop them by the tablespoonful onto wax paper to let them cool. I actually used my ice cream scoop to make larger clusters this time, but smaller clusters are perfect for popping into your mouth when the need arises.

Before they set completely I stuck a few extra marshmallows and peanuts into the chocolate, but you don’t have to do that.

When you bite into it, they’re filled with all the yummy goodness.

Rocky Road Pie Crust Clusters

For a treat that takes just a few minutes to prepare, these clusters are a total winner!

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Rocky Road Pie Crust Clusters

Rocky Road Pie Crust Clusters are a crunchy good bite sized dessert!

  • Author: Shwn
  • Prep Time: 24 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 30 clusters 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
  • 1 bag (12oz) semi sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 tablespoon Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup salted cocktail peanuts (or almonds or walnuts)
  • 1 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper.
  2. Unroll pie crust on work surface. With pizza cutter or knife, cut into 16 rows by 16 rows to make small squares. Arrange squares in single layer on large ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove squares from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 5 minutes.
  3. In large microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, shortening and peanut butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring once, until chips can be stirred smooth. Add pie crust squares, peanuts (or almonds or walnuts) and marshmallows: stir gently until evenly coated. Immediately drop by heaping tablespoons onto lined cookie sheets. (If mixture gets too thick, microwave on High 15 seconds; stir) Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until set. Store covered.

Notes

recipe adapted from Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters

Keywords: Rocky Road, Pie Crust, peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallows, clusters

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
6 Responses
  1. Maggie

    I wonder if I used sugar cookie dough instead of pie crust, add dried cherries and almonds with melted white chocolate, drizzled with dark chocolate, or vice versa…..

  2. CTY

    I. am. in. trouble. now.
    All I could think about as I read this was caramel apples from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
    Me thinks chopped Granny Smith apple, with caramel chunks rolled in sea salt, tossed with the pie crust, covered in chocolate and topped with a sprinkle of chopped pecans. Might name it Caramel Apple Pie Clusters.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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