Crockpot Candy is an easy recipe loaded with peanuts, almond bark, and lots of chocolate and super simple to make in the slow cooker!
Topped with some festive sprinkles, this pop-in-your-mouth treat is perfect for sharing at holiday parties. Add it to a tin with Pretzel Turtles, Muddy Buddies, and Snowball Cookies for a sweet treat for neighbors, friends, and more!
Attention chocolate fiends: this rich, crunchy Crockpot Candy Recipe will be your newest addiction!
If you’re looking for something to fulfill your sweet tooth cravings in the cooler months, enjoy a handful of this decadent stuff!
How To Make Crockpot Candy:
- To make it, just toss dry roasted peanuts, white almond bark, 60% chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a pinch of salt into a crock pot or slow cooker… but don’t stir it just yet!
- Heat everything on low for an hour, then stir the nuts, almond bark, and melted chocolate together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula! Next, cook it for another 30 minutes to 45 minutes until the chocolate and bark are completely melted and stir again.
- Scoop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a sheet of wax paper and top each with a pinch of sea salt or sprinkles, if desired, and let the candy harden. Parchment paper can be used as well, but wax works better for no-bake treats.
- Let the peanut clusters cool and set. Then, get ready to enjoy and share a melt-in-your-mouth treat as an indulgent snack or a tasty dessert!
Crockpot Candy Variations:
- I like using round colored sprinkles during the holiday season to make this Slow Cooker Candy look extra festive (for instance, try orange and black for Halloween and green and red for Christmas!).
- You could also use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Milk and dark chocolate blend really well!
- You can use any nut you’d like or if you’re looking to avoid nuts altogether, try using Chex or Rice Krispies cereals.
- People also love adding a cup of craisins to the mix for added flavor and texture.
These rich chocolate candy morsels are irresistibly munchy and perfect to put out at parties or get-togethers. You can even package some in cellophane bags or stack them in a Mason jar to give as hostess gifts, favors, or to use as stocking stuffers.
Don’t forget the cute gift tags!
Pair this Crockpot Candy with coffee, hot chocolate, or champagne, and I promise you won’t regret it!
What Is Almond Bark?
Contrary to its name, almond bark doesn’t actually contain almonds or nuts of any kind. It is a vanilla flavored candy coating that is commonly used to coat nuts and other confections.
You will find it in the baking aisle at your local grocery store, but some only carry it seasonally. If you can’t find it, you can substitute it with an equal amount of white chocolate plus a tablespoon of vegetable shortening.
Some have used candy melts instead of almond bark in this recipe with great success, but I have never tested it myself this way.
This simple recipe is a crowd-pleaser for adults and kids alike. Keep a batch of Crock Pot Candy on hand and you’ll have a seasonal treat ready for all your gatherings, from fall through winter.
How Long Does Crockpot Candy Last?
This Crockpot Candy will last up to 2 to 3 weeks in an airtight container and stored in a cool, dark place. You can also freeze it, and it’ll stay good for up to 18 months … if you can resist it for that long!
How To Freeze Crockpot Candy:
Simply add the candy to a freezer bag and remove as much excess air as possible before freezing. Let thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
As I mentioned earlier, you can make this candy fit any season! I made it for my daughter’s first birthday and we make it for Halloween a lot too!
All you have to do is swap out the color of the sprinkles!
More Holiday Candy Recipes:
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Christmas Crack
- Cookie Dough Truffles
- Divinity Candy
- Microwave Caramels
- Polar Bear Paws
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- Add the peanuts to a 4 or 6-quart crockpot, top with the almond bark, chocolate, chocolate chips, and salt. Do not stir together. Cook on low for 1 hour.
- After 1 hour has passed stir the ingredients and cook on low for an addition 30 to 45 minutes and stir again. The chocolate and bark should be fully melted at this point, turn off the slow cooker.
- Place two long strips of wax paper on a clean and level surface. Use a tablespoon to scoop out mounds of the chocolate covered peanuts and place them an inch apart on the wax paper. Sprinkle them with sea salt and sprinkles if desired. Allow to fully set before enjoying or packaging up.
- If you cannot find almond bark, substitute with white chocolate and add 1 tablespoon of shortening.
- Crockpot Candy will last up to 2 to 3 weeks in an airtight container and stored in a cool, dark place. You can also freeze it, and it’ll stay good for up to 18 months
Adapted from Genius Kitchen.