Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

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I have an awesome post-workout recipe for you guys! And it’s one that’s been in constant rotation in our house since it was created, so I promise it’s a good one!


Besides being just plain delicious, these Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters are a better-for-you snack because they’re made with a variety of wholesome ingredients that also aid in exercise recovery.

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Check out the all-star cast of ingredients:

  • Peanuts: One serving of Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts delivers 7 grams of protein and 6 essential nutrients, which can help in exercise recovery and muscle repair.
  • Dried cherries: Recent sports nutrition research has shown that cherries have amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce post-exercise muscle soreness and joint pain.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon has also been shown to reduce inflammation and ease muscle soreness in athletes.
  • Honey + brown rice sugar: These easy-to-digest carbohydrates are important to restoring depleted glycogen stores after exercise.


As you can see, these peanut clusters are a great nutrient-dense snack to enjoy (before or) after a workout and, my goodness, they are tasty. Everyone who has tried them so far has absolutely loved them!



  • 1.5 cups Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or other favorite dried fruit (I’ve also made them with dried cranberries and blueberries)
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut (optional – I’ve made them with and without… both delicious)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp brown rice syrup
  • cinnamon to taste


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Be sure to fully coat peanuts with honey and brown rice syrup.


Pour peanut mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 15-18 minutes (just before the peanuts start to brown).


Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Once firm, use hands to break apart into clusters.


Serve immediately or store for later.


Makes 4 half cup servings

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Question of the Day

What is your current favorite post-workout snack/meal?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Planters . The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. Yum! Looks like a great snack to pack in my daughter’s school bag. Sweet, tangy, crunchy and good brain fuel!

  2. What is brown rice sugar? Where can you buy it? Do you think plain honey would hold the clusters together?

    1. Most grocery stores sell it. It’s usually in the baking or health foods section. I don’t think honey would work as well in this recipe. The clusters would be too sticky.

  3. Those look yummy! I’m on a cinnamon kick, and can’t seem to get enough, so I’m glad to see a bit of my fave spice.

    We usually just keep chocolate milk in the fridge, and that’s the post workout drink of choice right now. We did buy a carton of dark chocolate milk, and that was omg! good.

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