How to Make Delicious Crockpot Candy at Home

Indulge in the sweet simplicity of “Effortless Delight: Crockpot Candy,” a delicious treat that’s incredibly easy to make using your slow cooker. This candy combines rich chocolate, crunchy nuts, and a hint of sweetness to create bite-sized pieces of heaven. Perfect for holiday gifts, parties, or a sweet snack anytime, crockpot candy is a fuss-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

 

Why You’ll Love Crockpot Candy:

  • Simple and Easy: Minimal ingredients and preparation, the slow cooker does all the work.
  • Versatile: Customize with your favorite nuts, chocolates, and add-ins.
  • Perfect for Gifting: Makes great homemade gifts for holidays and special occasions.
  • Delicious and Crunchy: The combination of chocolate and nuts creates a perfect texture.

Ingredients Notes For Crockpot Candy:

  • Chocolate Almond Bark: Provides a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips: Adds depth and richness to the candy.
  • White Chocolate Chips: For sweetness and a beautiful color contrast.
  • Peanuts: Salted peanuts add crunch and a bit of salt to balance the sweetness. You can use other nuts if preferred.
  • Optional Add-ins: Marshmallows, pretzel pieces, or dried fruit for extra flavor and texture.

Recipe Steps:

  1. Prepare the Slow Cooker:
    • Line your slow cooker with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray for easy cleanup.
  2. Layer the Ingredients:
    • Layer the ingredients in the slow cooker in this order: Start with the chocolate almond bark (broken into pieces if necessary), then add the semisweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and finally, the peanuts. Do not stir.
  3. Cook on Low:
    • Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on low for 2 hours. Avoid lifting the lid during this time to keep the heat consistent.
  4. Stir and Combine:
    • After 2 hours, remove the lid and stir the mixture until all the chocolate is melted and the peanuts are evenly coated.
  5. Drop the Candy:
    • Using a spoon or small cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. You can make the candy as big or as small as you like.
  6. Let Set:
    • Allow the candy to set and harden at room temperature for about 1-2 hours. You can also speed up the process by placing the baking sheet in the refrigerator.
  7. Serve and Store:
    • Once the candy is set, transfer to an airtight container. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Storage Options:

  • Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  • Refrigerate: Store in the refrigerator for a firmer texture, especially in warmer climates.

How to Make Delicious Crockpot Candy at Home

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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces dry roasted peanuts unsalted or lightly salted
  • 16 ounces roasted almonds unsalted or lightly salted
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces German chocolate bar broken into pieces
  • 32 ounces almond bark or vanilla candy coating chopped or broken into pieces for easier melting

Instructions

Layer the Ingredients:

  • Start by placing half of the peanuts and almonds in the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Next, add the chocolate chips and German chocolate pieces.
  • Top with the remaining peanuts and almonds.
  • Finally, cover everything with the almond bark or candy coating.

Cook the Candy:

  • Set your crockpot to low heat. Cover and let cook for 1 to 2 hours without stirring. The exact time may vary based on your crockpot.
  • After the initial cooking time, check the mixture to see if the chocolate is melted. If not, cover and continue cooking, checking every 15 minutes.

Stir and Drop:

  • Once all the chocolate is melted, stir the mixture well to ensure everything is evenly coated.
  • Using a spoon or a small cookie scoop, drop the candy mixture onto parchment paper or waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Make sure they are spaced out so they don't stick together.

Cool the Candy:

  • Allow the candy to cool and harden completely at room temperature. This may take several hours. You can speed up the process by placing the trays in the refrigerator.

Serve or Store:

  • Once set, the candy can be served immediately or stored.
  • To store, place the candy in an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dry place. In the refrigerator, it can last for up to a month.

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