Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy recipe for Crock Pot Easter Candy Clusters. With only 4 ingredients, this festive treat is so easy in the slow cooker.
Crock Pot White Chocolate Peanut Clusters:
Every year, my kids look forward to these pastel and decadent chocolate clusters. It’s such a delicious recipe and you are going to be shocked just how easy it is.
The white almond bark and the pretty sprinkles surrounded by pastel M&M’s gives the candy such a great look for Spring. The white chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect sweet and salty combination.
Have you tried our original peanut clusters? We make those at Christmas frequently or anytime of year really. We love that these peanut clusters can be made for any holidays and adding the pastel colors makes them perfect for Easter.
Easy Peanut Cluster Recipe:
This Peanut Clusters is a traditional holiday candy and easy to make. This Easter candy only requires 3 ingredients which them perfect for the holidays. The crock pot makes it easy to combine and melt the ingredients together.
After an hour the chocolate is melted then is now time to scoop the ingredients to create clusters. Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop a small portion and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
Add additional fun store bought sprinkles for the perfect Easter Candy Recipe.
- Lightly Salted Peanuts – I love the salty sweet combination.
- White Almond Bark – broke into squares
- Easter (Pastel) M&M Candy
- Sprinkles for decorating – You could leave this off but it really looks so pretty! Feel free to use any type of sprinkles you want.
How to Make Easter Candy Clusters in the Crock pot:
- Step 1 – First, add the peanuts and almond bark to the crock pot. I like to use crock pot liners to make clean up easy.
- Step 2 – Cover and melt chocolate on low for 1 hour. Now, this isn’t the sort of recipe you can leave while cooking. You need to stir this every 15-20 minutes to make sure the chocolate does not burn on the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Step 3 – Don’t skip this step and make sure to keep a close watch on it. I usually set a timer for every 15 minutes to check it so I don’t get distracted with something else and forget.
- Step 4 – Next, add half of the M&M candy once all the ingredients are melted and well combined.
- Step 5 – Finally, use a spoon or I prefer a cookie scoop to drop clusters on a cookie sheet. We use cookie scoops for so many things. I love that it makes everything easier but also uniform. Every cluster is the same size!
- Step 6 – Add sprinkles to each candy coated cluster before they dry. This is my kids favorite part and they always insist they do this step. Get the kiddos involved. This recipe is a lot of fun.
- Step 7 – Let these little clusters sit at room temperature to allow the chocolate to set. This normally takes 1-2 hours. If you are in a hurry, you can put in the fridge to speed this process up.
Variations Easter Crockpot Candy:
- Add Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate Chips or peanut butter chips for added flavor.
- Sprinkles- fun shapes, sugar sprinkles and more. The ideas are endless.
- M&M Candy – Make these year round by trying other seasonal candy. Other fun ideas include: Christmas, Halloween, July 4th and more. Just switch out the M&M’s for the occasion that applies. These are also gorgeous for baby showers or gender reveal parties.
- Candy Melts – Use candy melts for fun colors to drizzle over the top of the clusters.
- Sea Salt – Top the peanut butter clusters with sea salt.
- Line Baking Sheets – I highly recommend lining the baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. You will be so glad you did this once it is time to clean up.
- Silicone Mats – You can skip the baking sheet if you prefer and just use silicone mats or line countertop with the wax paper. If you don’t plan to refrigerate them, this will work fine.
- Easter Baskets – If you are preparing Easter baskets for the kids, add these homemade peanut clusters for a festive treats. The perfect holiday gift.
How to Store Crockpot Peanut Clusters:
Store the chocolate clusters in a ziplock bag or airtight container. Either will work fine. Just make sure they have completely set before storing or they will stick together.
You can leave the chocolate clusters at room temperature or you can place in the refrigerator.
Can you Freeze Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters Recipe?
Yes, you can freeze peanut clusters. This is the perfect candy to prepare ahead of time. Make sure that the chocolate is solidify before placing in the freezer. When you are ready to thaw, place in the refrigerator.
Print recipe for crock pot easter candy clusters:
Easter Crock Pot Candy
- (2) 16 oz. containers of lightly salted peanuts
- 48 oz white almond bark – broke into squares
- 12 oz Easter Pastel M&M
- Sprinkles for decorating
- Layer the peanuts and almond bark in a 5 quarter crock pot.
- Cook on low for 1 hour.
- Stir every 15-20 minutes to ensure that chocolate does not burn on the bottom of the crock pot.
- Once all ingredients are melted, stir thoroughly to combine and stir in approximately ½ of the M&Ms.
- 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 sprinkles and leftover m&ms before they dry.
- Put in the refrigerator or allow them to sit at room temperature until the chocolate has completely set (usually 1-2 hours).
- Store the clusters in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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