Crock Pot Candy is the easiest candy you’ll ever make! No candy thermometer needed, no fussy ingredients or equipment—your slow cooker is all you need!
Everyone loves a Christmas cookie, but when someone makes candy for Christmas? That’s always a real treat! I love adding Crock Pot Candy, Christmas Crack, and Cream Cheese Mints to trays of my favorite Christmas cookies for holiday gifting. Because really, the only thing better than Thumbprint Cookies and Snowball Cookies and Christmas Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies is all that cookie goodness and homemade chocolates.
Simple Crock Pot Candy Recipe
Now, hearing the term “homemade chocolates” may have made you raise an eyebrow. While it’s true that making chocolates the traditional way is anything but easy, this Crock Pot Candy recipe is different. You don’t need to make ganache or even make a mess dipping things into chocolate because your slow cooker does all the work for you.
Crock Pot Candy is rich, delicious, and loaded with crunchy roasted peanuts. You can dress it up with sprinkles for the holidays, or leave it as-is. The combination of almond bark and two types of chocolate is absolute perfection. Just put all the ingredients in your crock pot, turn it on, and then let spoonfuls of the mixture cool on parchment paper. That’s really all you have to do!
- White almond bark – This is sold near the baking chocolate at most grocery stores; it’s sometimes labeled as vanilla almond bark instead of white.
- German’s chocolate bar – No, not a candy bar from Germany! Baker’s (the baking chocolate company) makes a type of baking chocolate called German’s. You should find it in the baking section of the grocery store.
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Dry roasted salted peanuts
- Unsalted dry roasted peanuts
- Holiday sprinkles – These are optional, but fun!
- Peanut Butter Crock Pot Candy – To amp up the peanut flavor, substitute the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips.
- Crock Pot Candy Cups – Instead of parchment paper, divide the melted chocolate mixture into small cupcake wrappers.
- Pecan Crock Pot Candy – Feel free to substitute toasted pecans (or another nut) for the peanuts.
How to Make Crock Pot Candy
1. Layer the Ingredients
Put the peanuts in the bottom of your slow cooker. Place the chocolate, chocolate chips, and almond bark on top.
Cook on LOW for an hour; stir, put the cover back on, and cook for another 30 minutes.
3. Form the Candies
Stir the chocolate mixture again. Drop tablespoon-sized dollops onto parchment paper, then add sprinkles if you’re using them. Let the candies firm up, then serve or package for holiday gifts.
How to Store Crock Pot Candy
Crock Pot Candy can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks.
Can you freeze Crock Pot Candy?
Yes, you can freeze Crock Pot Candy for up to 3 months. Let it thaw at room temperature before serving.
What is Crock Pot Candy?
Crock Pot Candy is a type of homemade chocolate that’s made by melting ingredients in a slow cooker. It’s the easiest homemade candy you’ll ever make!
How long does homemade Christmas candy last?
Unlike cookies, candy has a pretty long shelf-life! You can keep it for 2 to 3 weeks at room temperature, or for about a month in the refrigerator.
More Recipes for Chocolate Lovers
Crock Pot Candy
- 2 lb white almond bark
- 4 oz German chocolate bar
- 12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
- 16 oz dry roasted salted peanuts
- 16 oz unsalted dry roasted peanuts
- Holiday Sprinkles optional
- 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.