Crock Pot Candy – The EASIEST holiday dessert! Made with 3 ingredients, these chocolate peanut clusters are so delicious and simple to make.
Crock Pot Candy
With the holiday season right around the corner, I am looking for the BEST easy dessert recipes to make for cookie trays and holiday parties. One of my favorite things to make is crock pot candy. It literally doesn’t get any easier than this! All you have to do is combine the ingredients in a slow cooker until the chocolate and almond bark are melted and then scoop it onto a lined sheet pan to set. That’s it! It makes a pretty big batch so it’s perfect for sharing.
Common Questions About Making Crock Pot Candy
What is crock pot candy?
Crock pot candy is a simple dessert that is made by combining peanuts, chocolate chips, and almond bark in a crock pot and cooking until the chocolate and almond bark have melted. The coated peanuts are then scooped onto a sheet pan and refrigerated until fully set.
How many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe makes about 70 clusters.
How should I store crock pot candy?
I suggest refrigerating or freezing it to keep the chocolate from melting.
What variations can I make of this recipe?
There are a some really easy variations to make on this recipe such as –
- Using another nut like pecans, walnuts, or almonds. I suggest toasting the nuts before adding them into the slow cooker for even more flavor.
- Using white chocolate chips to make them white chocolate crock pot candy.
- Adding in mini marshmallows before scooping onto the sheet tray. Sprinkle the tops with a bit of crushed graham crackers to make them s’mores flavored.
- Drizzle with a bit of caramel before setting.
- Stir in some toasted coconut.
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- 24 ounces almond bark (chopped)
- 24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 32 ounces roasted peanuts (salted)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray or use a slow cooker liner.
- Add peanuts, almond bark, and chocolate chips into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 90 minutes, stirring every 30 minutes.
- Line 2-3 baking pans with parchment paper.
- Once chocolate and almond bark have melted, stir until well incorporated.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop coated peanuts onto the parchment paper, leaving 1-2" in between. Sprinkle the candy with sprinkles (optional).
- Move pans to the refrigerator or freezer to set for 3-4 hours before serving.