Easy Caramel Clusters

Caramel Clusters


These Caramel Clusters are as sweet as can be! Easy to make with only 4 ingredients, this caramel cluster recipe is going to become your new favorite recipe for fall, tailgating, holiday parties, and get-togethers


Caramel Clusters


My addiction is caramel!! Most moms love chocolate but mine is caramel!! This is what I hide from my family! I can’t keep anything caramel in my house because the struggle is real! lol!

I could pretty much drink my salted caramel sauce. But I won’t, because I feel like I would end up in an ultra-sticky situation.

But I 100% eat it straight from a spoon. No shame in my game, friends.




  • Does Rice Chex have Sugar? Yes, Rice Chex does have sugar. I definitively kept the sugar content in mind when I made this recipe up so it isn’t too sweet.
  • Why is Sweet Chex Mix so Good? Do I really need to answer that question? Sweet Chex Mix is oh, so tasty because it is perfectly crunchy, sweet, and filled with nutty pecan flavors that are well-rounded.
  • What is the Original Chex Cereal? The original Chex Cereal was called Shredded Ralston and it originated in the 1930s as the original square basket shape we know.
  • Is Chex Rice Cereal Gluten-Free? Yes, Chex Rice Cereal is definitely gluten-free. If you avoid gluten, then you’ll love these gluten-free treats. Just make sure the caramel doesn’t contain gluten.
  • What can I Serve with This Recipe?  You can serve a variety of things with this recipe such as other tailgating food, dessert after main dishes, or other snacks. 



Caramel Clusters


  • 2 cups of Kraft Caramel Bits (or 48 unwrapped caramels)
  • 2 Tablespoons cup water
  • 6 cups Rice Chex or Crispix cereal
  • 2 cups almonds, we use almonds because other nuts hurt my husbands mouth, but please replace almonds with your favorite nut!
  • 1 cup chocolate chips



  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease 1 large cookie sheets with Crisco, set aside.
  2. Pour cereal and nuts into a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place caramel bits and water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. (if 2 minutes doesn’t do the trick, microwave in 30-second increments until caramel bits are melted and can be stirred smooth.
  4. Pour caramel over cereal and pecans and stir gently to coat. Take care not to break the cereal.
  5. Spread onto one of the greased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir and flip the cereal. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, place the other greased cookie sheet on top of the one you removed from the oven and flip it over.
  8. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. I do 1 minute, stir, and 30 second increments until melted.
  9. Drizzle chocolate over the cluster mixture.
  10. Let cool completely, then break apart into clusters.
  11. Store in an airtight container.



Did you try our Caramel Clusters? What did you think? We would love to hear from you! Please leave us a comment below or please tag us @theloulougirls





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