This easy Crock Pot Candy is creamy, chocolatey and peanut-y. It’s festive, crowd-pleasing, and great for all holiday events!
I am all about simple especially around the holidays and this recipe is that simple. Just throw all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do its thing. In just a few hours, you’ll have a batch of delicious chocolate covered peanut clusters that everyone will love.
It’s perfect for those last-minute holiday parties when you need to bring something. Or you can even make it ahead of time as it’s great for gift giving in a holiday tin.
If you are looking for another quick and easy holiday treat, this Christmas Cracker Candy is just as easy and great for sharing!
What is Crock Pot Candy?
Crock pot candy is a type of candy that is made in a crock pot. The candy is cooked slowly and evenly, resulting in a delicious and consistent product.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Can serve a crowd – makes 24-30 serves, perfect for holiday gatherings.
- Easy to make!
- Delicious chocolate and peanut butter taste!
- Make any time of the year!
What You Will Need
- Peanuts – I use a combination of salted and unsalted peanuts but you could use one or the other.
- German Chocolate – You can find this in most grocery stores. I use Baker’s brand. If you can’t find it you can substitute it for semi sweet chocolate.
- Chocolate Chips – I used a combination of white and semi sweet chocolate chips. You could use almond bark but that has a vanilla flavor.
- Holiday Sprinkles – Use your favorite festive sprinkles that you’d like.
- Use white chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
- Add in peanut butter for more peanut butter flavor.
- Add in caramel bits for a caramel flavor.
- Swap chocolate chips for chocolate almond bark.
- Swap white chocolate chips for white almond bark.
- Change up the sprinkles for any occasion or eliminate them all together.
How to Make Crock Pot Candy
Place everything in a crockpot except holiday sprinkles and cook on low for 2 hours leaving the lid on the entire time.
Stir the melted chocolate and peanuts together until fully combined and no peanuts are showing.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper.
Sprinkle holiday sprinkles over top and allow to harden. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
Tips for Making Crock Pot Candy
- Speed up the hardening process by placing the baking sheet into the fridge or freezer.
- Use a good quality chocolate that will melt evenly and not seize up when heated.
- Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces so that it melts more quickly and evenly.
- Need to make more? Make the spoonfuls smaller or double the recipe.
Storing your Christmas Candy
Once the candy has harden, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.
How do you make crock pot candy?
To make crock pot candy, you will need to cook the candy in a slow cooker on low heat for several hours.
How long does crock pot candy last?
Assuming you have stored your crock pot candy in an airtight container, it should last for several weeks. The exact shelf life will depend on the ingredients used and how well the candy is sealed. For best results, consume within 2-3 weeks of making.
Does it matter what size crock pot to use?
I suggest using a 5 or 6 quart crock pot to have enough room to fit everything.
Can I make crock pot candy on the stove?
Yes, you can definitely make this recipe over stovetop. Add all the chocolates in a pan and allow to melt over low heat making sure to stir occasionally. When the chocolate is creamy and smooth, stir in the peanuts and make your clusters.
Can you freeze crock pot candy?
Yes, you can freeze crock pot candy. To do so, simply place the candy in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to two months. When you’re ready to enjoy the candy, thaw it at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Crock Pot Candy
- 1 16oz jar salted peanuts
- 1 16oz jar unsalted peanuts
- 1 12oz bag white chocolate chips
- 1 12oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 8oz bar German chocolate broken into pieces
- Holiday sprinkles
- Place everything in a crockpot except holiday sprinkles and cook on low for 2 hours leaving the lid on the entire time.
- Stir the melted chocolate and peanuts together until fully combined and no peanuts are showing.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper.
- Sprinkle holiday sprinkles over top and allow to harden.
- Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
Nutritional facts are estimates and are provided as a courtesy to the reader. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Nutritional values are calculated via a third party. Changing ingredients, amounts or cooking technique will alter the estimated nutritional calculations.