Cockroach Clusters

Reckon Fred’d take a bit of Cockroach Cluster if I told him they were peanuts?” (PA 10)


Cockroach Clusters

Cockroach Clusters

Rita Mock-Pike
These might sound a bit too creepy-crawly for some, but they’re made up of crowd-pleasing ingredients like pecans, chocolate, and marshmallows.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Confections
Servings 36 candies


  • 12 oz. chocolate chips semi-sweet
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 cup pecans halves
  • 1/2 cup marshmallows mini
  • 3 Tbsp. shredded coconut


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a double boiler, combine the chocolate and butter over medium heat. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
  • Once the chocolate is quickly melting, 3 to 5 minutes, bring the heat down to low. Continue stirring.
  • Add the milk and stir together until smooth, 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in the pecans, marshmallows, and coconut. Stir until everything is thoroughly coated in chocolate, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Spoon out 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto the parchment paper. Be sure to leave a little room between each candy.
  • Place in the refrigerator and chill for 4 hours.