This easy crock pot candy is creamy chocolate peanut clusters, all made with the help of a slow cooker! The perfect treat for the holidays that serves a crowd.
Peanuts and chocolate are a classic combination that never goes out of style. This easy candy can be made in the crock pot with just 5 minutes of prep time, it’s great for holiday parties or to give as gifts.
The holidays are here, which means there’s a lot of celebrating and gift giving going on! There are times when I have the energy and patience to sit and decorate intricate holiday cookies by hand, and times where I need a quick hostess gift or party food contribution without a lot of effort. This crock pot candy is SO simple to make, tastes delicious and looks impressive. It’s perfect for gifts, parties and any time you just need a bite of something sweet. These chocolate peanut clusters will become a tradition in your house!
How to make crock pot candy
This slow cooker candy only has 4 ingredients – peanuts, chocolate chips, white almond bark and holiday sprinkles. I use a combination of salted and unsalted nuts for best flavor.
The peanuts go into the slow cooker along with the chocolate chips and almond bark and they cook for about an hour until everything is melted. Give it a good stir, cook for 30 minutes more, then dollop onto a piece of parchment paper and top with sprinkles.
This recipe serves a crowd, it will make anywhere from 25-40 pieces depending on the size of your clusters. If you’re not familiar with almond bark, it typically comes in one pound bricks and is a white candy coating. It’s found near the chocolate chips in most grocery stores. If you can’t find almond bark, you can use white candy melts instead.
How to serve crock pot candy
These peanut clusters make such a fun and unique homemade gift. I package them up in tins or cellophane bags to give to friends, teachers and neighbors. If you’re not a peanut fan, you can substitute another nut like almonds or pecans.
Another fun way to decorate this crock pot candy is with a drizzle of white chocolate. You can switch up the colors of the sprinkles and serve this candy for almost any occasion, it’s not just for Christmas.
This may be the easiest holiday treat around, but it looks and tastes like you spent hours on it! Your friends and family will be so impressed that you made your own candy, no one needs to know how easy it was!
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Crock Pot Candy
- 1 lb roasted salted peanuts
- 1 lb roasted unsalted peanuts
- 16 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 lbs white almond bark broken into pieces, or can use white candy melts
- 1/2 cup holiday sprinkles
- Place the peanuts in a crock pot. Add the chocolate chips and almond bark on top.
- Cook on LOW for 1 hour. Remove lid and stir. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Drop tablespoon sized dollops of the candy onto parchment paper, top with sprinkles. Cool until firm, then serve.