Homemade Goo Goo Clusters, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan | In Johnna's Kitchen

Homemade Goo Goo Clusters (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Author Johnna


  • 1 package Cocomels (15 in a package, I like the sea salt variety)
  • 1 package Dandies mini marshmallows (you'll need 35 total marshallows)
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chips , divided
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts


  1. Turn the broiler on in your oven. If it has a high/low setting, go with the low setting.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Unwrap the caramels and resist the urge to put any in your mouth--you will need the entire package.
  4. Each Homemade Goo Goo requires 3 caramels. Using your hands, smoosh the three together into a round circle of chewy goodness. I make mine slightly cup shaped. Repeat so you have five caramel discs.
  5. In the center of the caramel disc, add seven marshmallows.
  6. Place under the broiler, keeping a very close eye on them. Broil just until the marshmallows start looking soft, but not fully toasted. You'll also want to make sure these don't stay in the oven so long that the caramel liquefies and spreads out.
  7. Remove from the oven and top each with a handful of peanuts, giving them a good push into the soft marshmallows. You'll need to work quickly.
    Homemade Goo Goo Clusters, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan | In Johnna's Kitchen
  8. Now you have the option of either putting the baking sheet into the freezer so these set up quickly or you can leave them at room temperature until the caramels are set and the marshmallows are no longer hot.
  9. Once they are cool and set, melt 2/3 of a cup of chocolate chips either using a double boiler or microwave. Once melted, use a spoon to top the Goo Goos with chocolate, covering them down to the edges.
  10. Return to the freezer until the chocolate is set.
  11. Once they are set, turn them over on the baking sheet. Melt the remaining 1/3 cup of chocolate chips and spoon the melted chocolate over what was the bottom side of the Goo Goos. Return to the freezer to set.
  12. Enjoy immediately. Because you won't be able to wait a minute longer!