Cockroach Clusters

Reckon Fred’d take a bit of Cockroach Cluster if I told him they were peanuts?” (PoA 200)


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. coconut shredded


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