Crockpot Candy is an easy recipe that is perfect for holiday cookie trays and potlucks. Grab the kids because they’ll love making this Christmas candy!
The holidays are for gift giving and parties with yummy treats, and Crockpot Candy is perfect for both. For just $12.17, you have 75-100 pieces of candy. That is only $0.16 per piece of candy.
It is an understatement that the holiday season is a busy time of year. Sometimes making cookie trays with an assortment of goodies to deliver to neighbors and friends is just too much. That is why this recipe for Crockpot Candy will be your new best friend and a new tradition you will come back to year after year.
This rich and smooth chocolate candy is peanutty and so simple to make in the crockpot. Stir, cook, and scoop! It does not get much easier than that.
With only five minutes of prep time, you can have these chocolate peanut clusters ready to go in about two hours. Peanuts and chocolate are a classic combination.
The added touch of the holiday sprinkles makes this Crockpot Candy perfect for Christmas! Swap out the holiday sprinkles, and you have a delicious chocolatey treat at any time of the year.
Why do I need to use a slow cooker?
First of all, using a crockpot gives your microwave a break! Secondly, it allows you to make a big batch (75-100 pieces of candy!) while melting the chocolate evenly and keeping it warm while scooping out the chocolate clusters.
How to serve Crockpot Candy?
There are several ways to serve Crockpot Candy. We will share a few ideas and the links here for you!
The candy looks so pretty on a holiday tray with an assortment of cookies and other candy. You can also fill up a cute tin, cookie box, or cellophane bag with just these peanut clusters, and your friends, teachers, neighbors will think you spent all day making them.
How much will this Crockpot Candy recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $12.17
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.16
- 1 pound white chocolate almond bark – $2.77
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips – $2.56
- 1 pound chocolate almond bark – $2.77
- 3 cups salted peanuts – $1.47
- 1 cup peanut butter – $1.41
- 1/4 cup Holiday sprinkles – $1.19
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How to make Crockpot Candy recipe:
STEP ONE: First prep the candy by breaking the almond bark into pieces. Place it into the crockpot with the chocolate chips.
STEP TWO: Next, add the peanuts and peanut butter and stir to combine. Then cook on low for 15 minutes and stir. Cook for another 15-30 minutes and then stir again.
STEP THREE: Line baking sheets with parchment paper in preparation for forming the candy.
STEP FOUR: Using two spoons or a cookie scoop to spoon the chocolate and peanut mixture onto the baking sheets. After that, add the sprinkles. Finally, let the candy set to harden for one to two hours before serving.
The Flavor and Recipe Variations
Instead of chocolate chips, you can use butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips.
You can use pecans instead of peanuts.
How long is it good for:
Serve and Store: Store candy in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Freeze: Place the finished candy in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
Ages 2-3: Practice counting by letting your little one help pour in the ingredients. They can also help sprinkle each cluster with the holiday sprinkles.
Ages 4-5: Your child can help you by pouring the ingredients into the slow cooker. He/she can also help you stir the chocolate as it melts.
Ages 6-8: Teach your child how to turn on the slow cooker. Also, show them how to scoop out the chocolate into clusters onto the baking sheets.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
More Holiday Desserts:
- Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies
- Brownie Cookies
- Cake Mix Banana Bread
- Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cookies
- Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie
- Chocolate Glazed Biscuit Donuts
- Death by Chocolate Poke Cake
- Easy Chocolate Fudge
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons
- Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
- Mini Apple Pies
- Rocky Road Fudge
- Quick Monkey Bread from Scratch
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- 1 pound white chocolate almond bark
- 1 pound chocolate almond bark
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 cups salted peanuts
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup Holiday sprinkles about 1 ounce
- Break almond bark into pieces and place in a crockpot along with chocolate chips.
- Add peanuts and peanut butter and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes, stir.
- Continue cooking for 15-30 minutes, and then stir again. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, you are done cooking.
PREP FOR FORMING CANDY:
- While the candy melts, line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Get sprinkles and spoons ready for forming the candy.
- Use 2 spoons or a cookie scoop to spoon the chocolate and peanut mixture onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Immediately add sprinkles.
- Let the candy set to harden, about 1-2 hours. Placing the candy in the refrigerator will speed up the process.