Crockpot Candy

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Crockpot candy is a classic homemade Christmas candy made in the slow cooker with peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and almond bark.

The 3-ingredient candies are topped with Christmas sprinkles for a sweet treat ready for gifting, cookie trays, or serving up at your holiday celebration. They look amazing in clear-topped gift tins!

For more easy Christmas candy recipes try our Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies, Christmas Crack, Sugar Cookie Truffles, and Christmas Puppy Chow.

Crockpot candy with peanuts and christmas sprinkles on white plate

Of course, nothing says that crockpot chocolate peanut clusters are just for the holidays. You can make a batch any time of year and top them with rainbow sprinkles. Or leave off the sprinkles altogether if you prefer.

Plate of christmas crockpot candy with a bite taken out fo one cluster to show the peanuts

Whenever you make them, you are in for a treat because you are going to love them!

That salty-sweet combo never disappoints and is similar to rocky road candy– but without the marshmallows. So yummy!

Ingredients

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

2 jars of roasted peanuts, a bag of white almond bark, 2 bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a container of christmas sprinkles
  • dry roasted peanuts
  • almond bark – Can be found in the baking asile. If you can’t get your hands on any you can use white candy melts instead.
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles – optional, but make for a fun and festive treat

Substitutions and Variations

  • Less salt: replace one of the jars of peanuts with a jar of unsalted roasted peanuts
  • Nuts: Although peanuts are the classic choice for this Christmas candy, you can use pecans, almonds, or cashews instead.
  • Extra chocolatey: Use chocolate almond bark instead of vanilla.

How to Make Crockpot Candy

4 image collage: Top left-peanuts in crockpot; top right - white almond bark on top of peanuts in crockpot, bottom left - chocolate chips in crockpot; bottom right - everything melted in crockpot

Making crockpot chocolate and peanut clusters is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Add the ingredients to your crockpot
  2. Cook on low for 1 hour 30 minutes, stirring after one hour
  3. Drop spoonfuls onto lined baking sheets and allow to set

Storage

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Tips and Tricks

  • Be careful not to allow any condensation that has developed on your crockpot lid to drip into the candy mixture as you open your lid. Chocolate and water do not mix well.
  • The recipe will make anywhere from 60-100 candies, depending on the size of your pieces.
  • Use a cookie scoop for uniform candies.
  • Or skip the cookie scoop and spoon into mini muffin tins with liners for delicious bite-sized candies.
  • Make your crockpot Christmas candy the night before you plan on serving or gifting to make sure that they have pleanty of time to set.
Plate of chocolate crockpot candy with peanuts on a red and white striped tablecloth

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Chocolate and peanut crockpot candy with christmas sprinkles
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4.59 from 95 votes

Crockpot Candy

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes
Set Time 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 40 minutes
Crockpot candy is a classic homemade Christmas candy made in the slow cooker with peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and almond bark.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 16 ounce jars roasted, salted peanuts
  • 1 24 ounce package almond bark, broken or chopped
  • 1 24 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Layer ingredients into the crockpot, starting with the peanuts, followed by the almond bark and the chocolate chips.
  • Cover and cook on low. After 1 hour, uncover and stir. Recover and cook for 30 additional minutes (for a total of 1 hour 30 minutes). Uncover and stir until smooth. *If the chocolate isn’t fully melted, cover and cook for 30 additional minutes.
  • Line baking pans with wax or parchment paper. Drop chocolate and peanut mixture by the spoonful onto the lined baking sheets, leaving about 1 inch in between. Top with sprinkles immediately, before the chocolate begins to harden.
  • Allow the candy to set for 1 hour in the refrigerator (preferred), or about 4 hours at room temperature.

Notes

Be careful not to allow any condensation that has developed on your crockpot lid to drip into the candy mixture as you open your lid. Chocolate and water do not mix well.
This recipe will make anywhere from 60-100 candies, depending on the size of your pieces.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the refrigerator for up to one month.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 206kcal
    Chocolate and peanut crockpot candy with christmas sprinkles

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    1. I sure am going to try gum drop fudge and the crock pot and would love to try the coca cola fudge but I cannot find the direction to finish writing them down. can you help put it back

    2. can you use the chocolate almond bark or do you have to use the white almond bark.

      1. If you used only chocolate chips they may not set up right. If you just don’t like the white/vanilla variety of almond bark you could use chocolate almond bark instead.

      1. Yes, you can stir in caramel bits after everything has slow cooked on low for 90 minutes. Cover and let them melt for 3-5 minutes then stir again and you are good to go. Enjoy!

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