This Christmas, give the gift of homemade candy! This Christmas Crockpot Candy Recipe (also known as crockpot chocolate peanut clusters) is so easy to make, and the results are absolutely delicious! Using just a few simple ingredients, you can create festive and flavor-packed candy that everyone will love this holiday season. And since it’s made in the slow cooker, there’s practically no work involved! Simply throw everything in the crockpot and let it do its magic.
Christmas Crockpot Candy Recipe
This crockpot candy recipe is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays! It’s simple to make and requires very few ingredients. Plus, this easy recipe cooks in the crockpot so you don’t have to worry about it. Stirring every so often after you put the ingredients in and that is it. Then once melted pour into a lined cupcake tray and let the candy harden. Super simple!
Once you try this sweet treat, you’ll want to make crockpot peanut candy every year! The combination of sweet and salty flavors is sure to please everyone. And best of all, it takes hardly any time or effort to prepare.
We are days away from Christmas and this season has been extremely busy compared to normal years. It is always busy season for everyone but this year is taking the cake. With being so busy having easy to make treats is a must. Creamy chocolate with crunchy peanuts all made in the slow cooker. Easy to make, easy clean up, you can not go wrong with making your own candy in the slow cooker.
Normally I have Christmas cookies ready to go for any holiday parties that we have, last year I was running super behind and realized the day before a party that we had nothing to bring. I also had no time to make any cookies so I went to my trusted crockpot chocolate candy recipe and added some Christmas sprinkles and made it into crockpot Christmas candy and it was perfect for the holiday party!
If you have never made Crockpot Christmas Candy know that it is seriously the easiest Christmas candy to make and you do not have to be an expert candy maker to make it. You don’t need a lot of time to make it and Crockpot Candy can easily be changed up with what you have on hand. Toss all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, let the chocolate melt, give a few stirs, and then pour into cupcake liners. Yup, that is it!
No Bake Treats
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Pecan Rice Krispies Treats
- Peppermint Bark Rice Krispie Treats
- Christmas Tree Rice Krispies
Do I Have to Make It in the Slow Cooker
You might be thinking can I make this crockpot candy in the microwave. Technically you do not need to make it in the crockpot but it does make it easier. If you try to make it in the microwave you are going to have to watch all of the chocolate and almond bark very carefully. Making this candy in the slow cooker means that everything melts together evenly and without any effort. Using the crockpot takes the effort out of the candy making process.
Can Crockpot Candy Be Frozen?
When you are storing the Christmas crockpot candy it will last for up to 3 weeks on the counter or in the refrigerator when it is stored in an airtight container.
If you want to freeze the slow cooker candy, it freezes beautifully. Make sure the candy is completely set before moving it to airtight container or freezer bag. When it is in the freezer, it will last for up to 18 months.
When you are ready to thaw the candy, place it on the counter or in the refrigerator until it is thawed. Then serve and enjoy.
Tips and Tricks for Making Crockpot Candy
Don’t skip the almond bark. It might seem like you wouldn’t put white chocolate almond bark in the recipe when it is chocolate candy but you need it for flavor and to help the candy harden and set.
Place a clean, dry towel over the top of the slow cooker. Place the lid on top to secure it in place. As the candy cooks, there is water condensation that happens on the top of the lid. You don’t want water in your melted chocolate as it drips off the lid. Placing the towel over top helps to catch the water drops.
Variations of this Recipe
Change up the Chocolate. I like using almond bark and semi sweet chocolate chips. You can use any chocolate chips, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate. If you really want to change things up butterscotch chips and peanut butter chips can be used, too. For a really tasty combination, you can use chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.
Swap nuts. I am using peanuts but that doesn’t mean that you can’t try a different nut. Almonds and pecans are delicious choices but you can also use walnuts. Cashews are another option. Any type of nut that you enjoy eating would work with the chocolate. You can add in different nuts, fruit like raisins, different sprinkles, or even different types of chocolate chips.
Add Marshmallows. You could even stir in mini marshmallows. I do suggest for best results that you add them into the cupcake liner when you are pouring the chocolate in.
Christmas Crock Pot Candy Ingredients
- white chocolate almond bark. You can also use chocolate almond bark.
- semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can also use different types of chips including milk chocolate chips if you want to.
- dry roasted peanuts. I like how dry roasted peanuts taste, but you can also use salted peanuts, unsalted peanuts, or a different nut if you want to.
- Holiday sprinkles. Most of the time I make this recipe when we are making our holiday cookie trays so I want them to be Christmas themed, but you can change them up and use any festive sprinkles to match any holiday that you want to when making this slow cooker chocolate candy recipe.
How to Make Crockpot Candy
Place your white almond bark, the peanuts, and the semi-sweet chocolate chips into your slow cooker.
Lay a clean kitchen towel on top of the slow cooker.
Put the lid on the slow cooker.
Turn the slow cooker on low heat.
Cook for 1 hour then stir.
Place the towel back on, put the lid back on and then stir every 20 minutes until the chocolate is completely melted. I find it best to use a silicone spatula.
Once the chocolate is ready to go, place the baking cups in the muffin tray.
Using a cookie scoop or a wooden spoon with a dip, scoop the chocolate into the baking cups. Fill them the cups as little or as full as you would like. Then top with sprinkles.
Set the muffin trays either in your fridge or in a cool area (like the garage) to allow the chocolate to completely cool and set.
Once the chocolate has set, remove the candies from the muffin tray and paper liners if you prefer.
Christmas Dessert Recipes
- Peppermint Bark
- Snowman Peppermint Bark
- Christmas Crack Recipe
- M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Christmas Sugar Cookies
- Christmas Tree Oreos
- Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
Christmas Crockpot Candy
- Muffin tin
- Cookie Scoop
- Slow cooker
- Cupcake liners
- 1 lb white almond bark
- 1 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 8 oz dry roasted peanuts
- Holiday sprinkles
- Place your white almond bark, the peanuts, and the semi-sweet chocolate chips into your slow cooker.
- Lay a clean kitchen towel on top of the slow cooker.
- Put the lid on the slow cooker.
- Turn the slow cooker on low.
- Cook for 1 hour then stir.
- Place the towel back on, put the lid back on and then stir every 20 minutes until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Once the chocolate is ready to go, place the baking cups in the muffin tray.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the chocolate into the baking cups. Fill them as little or as full as you would like. Then top with sprinkles.
- Set the muffin trays either in your fridge or in a cool area (like the garage) to allow the chocolate to complete cool and set.
- Once the chocolate has set, remove the candies from the muffin tray and paper liners if you prefer. Serve and enjoy!
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