Crock Pot Christmas Candy is a delicious treat to enjoy this holiday season. These peanut clusters have a decadent candy mixture and taste amazing.
This is the easiest and most delicious recipe for Crockpot Christmas Candy. We make this every Christmas to give away to friends and family. The slow cooker makes it super easy without any work. It is an annual tradition at our house but it’s easy enough for busy moms.
I actually make Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters year-round for numerous occasions because it is so good. There is also a Crock Pot Easter Candy Clusters recipe for the Spring with white chocolate.
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What is Crockpot Candy?
Crockpot Candy is a rich and decadent treat with only a handful of ingredients and minimum cook time. You only need 5 ingredients and sprinkles if you desire.
Everything is cooked in the crock pot. Peanuts are coated in a combination of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and almond bark for a wonderful dessert.
The sweet and salt combination is delicious. Each cluster is decorated with red and green sprinkles for an easy treat that is festive. The sprinkles can easily be changed for other occasions during the year.
- Lightly Salted Peanuts
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Milk chocolate chips
- Peanut butter chips
- White almond bark
- Christmas Sprinkles
Find the complete ingredient list and instructions at the bottom of the post.
- White Candy Clusters. Substitute white chocolate chips for the chocolate.
- Sprinkles. The sprinkles are optional. Enjoy these all year long by using different colors of sprinkles. This is a great way to serve these for other occasions.
- Nuts. While peanuts are most often used, you can use cashews or mixed nuts for a change of flavor. We have also used regular peanuts or cocktail peanuts.
- Candy. Reece’s Pieces and M&M’s look pretty and taste great in this recipe.
- Mini Marshmallows. Crockpot peanut clusters taste delicious with mini marshmallows mixed in.
How to make Christmas candy in crockpot:
Step 1. Layer all the ingredients in a crock pot starting with the morsels.
Step 2. Next, add the peanuts in the crock pot.
Step 3. Then add the almond bark on top in the crock pot. Cover and cook the mixture on low for 1 hour.
Step 4. Make sure to stir every 15-20 minutes as you melt the mixture. I would not let it get to 30 minutes without stirring. This will ensure that the chocolate does not burn on the bottom of the crock pot.
Step 5. Once fully melted, scoop the clusters.
Step 6. You can use a spoon or a cookie scoop to scoop clusters onto baking sheets. Line them with wax paper or parchment paper to make clean up easier.
Step 7. Continue to scoop the mixture.
Step 8. Then top with sprinkles. Make sure to do this immediately before the clusters are set. Allow to set and serve.
- Place the candy in the fridge to reduce the cooling time if you are in a rush.
- Give these tasty treats as gifts by wrapping in cute Christmas containers or bags.
- We used a cookie scoop to make the clusters all the same size. You can really make these any size you would like.
- Since the recipe calls for so few ingredients, use really good chocolate. It will make a difference.
- The almond bark helps to give this treat amazing flavor. It also contributes to how the candy sets. Don’t substitute the almond bark or reduce the amount in the recipe.
- Baking sheets definitely need to be lined in wax paper. It will help make cleanup much easier. Don’t skip this step.
Frequently Asked Questions
Store the clusters in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature. If it’s more humid where you live, store them in the refrigerator to keep them from melting.
They will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature or 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
You can also freeze this recipe. Allow the clusters to cool completely and place inside a freezer bag or container. Freeze up to 6 months.
Almond bark is a confectionary coating that consists of vegetable fat. This is different from white chocolate that consists of cocoa butter, vanilla, sugar and other ingredients.
Yes, you can make this recipe using the stove. Place all of the chocolate into a large pot.
Stir frequently to ensure it does not burn. It will only take about 15 minutes to cook.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool a few minutes. Then add the peanuts and stir until well coated.
Scoop the clusters as normal on a lined baking sheet. Allow to cool so they will set.
More crock pot desserts:
- Crockpot chocolate lava cake
- Easy Crock Pot Apple Crisp
- Crock pot Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
- Slow Cooker Lava Cake Recipe
More Christmas desserts:
I can’t wait for you to try this delicious crockpot Christmas candy recipe. Please come back and leave a star recipe rating once you do.
Crock Pot Christmas Candy
- 2 containers Lightly Salted Peanuts
- 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
- 12 oz milk chocolate chips
- 12 oz peanut butter chips
- 24 oz white almond bark – broke into squares
- Christmas Sprinkles
- Layer all the ingredients in a crock pot with the almond bark on top in a 5-6 quart crock pot.
- Cover and cook on low for 1 hour. Stir the mixture every 15-20 minutes to ensure that the chocolate does not burn on the bottom of the crock pot.
- Then use a spoon or a cookie scoop to scoop clusters onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Then decorate each cluster with the Christmas Sprinkles. Make sure to do this immediately before the clusters are set.
- Allow the cluster to set at room temperature or put them in the refrigerator to let the almond bark set (approximately 1-2 hours).
- Then the clusters are ready to serve and enjoy!
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