With the crunch of peanut butter and the deliciousness of chocolate, this crockpot candy is all set to become a family favorite!
Crockpot recipes are great to try out especially during the holidays when you really don’t want to keep toiling in the kitchen but still want to make delicious sweet treats to enjoy.
And that’s when this easy crockpot candy comes into the picture. And the best part is that you can make it on the stovetop so that it's made fast!
Using only a handful of simple ingredients, the results are more delicious than you’d expect them to be.
Ready to give this recipe a shot? Here’s all you need to know about it.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make the crockpot candy.
- 1 pound white chocolate almond bark
- 1 pound chocolate almond bark
- 1 cup almond pieces
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 cups salted peanuts
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup sprinkles
How to Make the Crockpot Candy on the Stove
Ready with all your ingredients? Here’s the step-by-step process of making the crockpot candy.
Break the chocolate into smaller pieces and put them in a pot over medium temperature to melt.
Add the almonds together with the chocolate.
Add the peanut butter and salted peanuts and stir.
When everything is well combined, take it off the heat and make cookies of the mixture on parchment paper using two spoons.
Add some sprinkles right after you place it on the baking paper while the chocolate is still warm.
The beauty of the crockpot candy is the convenience, and while you can always try making the candy in many different ways, using a slow cooker is most certainly the best choice, simply because it allows the candy to get ready all on its own, leaving you free to do whatever it is that you want to.
You can melt the chocolate and the almond bark in a microwave too, or use a double boiler if that’s easier for you, but nothing beats the hands-off cooking experience of a crockpot.
This crockpot candy recipe is super simple and has the classic flavors that everyone enjoys. However, you don’t necessarily have to stick to those- you could use a lot of other additional ingredients to the candy to make it taste even more delicious.
Here are a few good ideas you can get started on.
Graham cracker pieces
Candy bar pieces
Crushed potato chips
Crushed candy canes
Chopped pretzel sticks
You can also use other nuts instead of the peanuts that this recipe calls for. Macadamia nuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, and pistachios are all great choices.
Colorful sprinkles are always the best, foolproof way to top this delicious crockpot candy. You can use red and green sprinkles for Christmas and orange for Halloween.
You can also throw on some mini marshmallows or graham cracker crumbs on the top of the candy right after you get it out, while the mixture is still warm.
If none of these seem appealing to you, a pinch of sea salt flakes on the top could be great.
To finish up, you can also drizzle some melted white chocolate over the top of the candy and refrigerate it for a few more minutes.
The best part about this crockpot candy is the fact that it stays fresh in your refrigerator and/or freezer. So all you really need to do is spend a few minutes in the kitchen to make a big batch, and then store the leftovers for later.
Just transfer the candy to an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to a month. If you want to store them for more than a month, you can freeze them too- just make sure you use a freezer-safe container.
Leave it in the fridge for at least two hours to set before you serve.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
The recipe is super simple and straightforward, but you wouldn’t want to miss out on these little tips and tricks that will help you nail the recipe in the first shot.
- Want to enjoy this crockpot candy but without the nuts? You could use Rice Krispies or Chex instead.
- Handling the candy mixture while it is still warm and with the two spoons can seem tricky. If that’s the case, there's actually an easier alternative. You could use muffin liners to hold the candy instead of pouring it over the parchment paper lined dish.
- Using a scoop can be a great idea, especially if you want all your candies to have roughly the same size.
- If the candy mixture seems too thick, you can add a tablespoon of oil (preferably coconut oil) into it.
- These candies need to be refrigerated for around 2 hours to get to the right texture and firmness. If you’re making these in a hurry and you want them to cool down faster, you can quickly pop them in the freezer for a few minutes.
- To bring in a bit of festive vibes, you can also add a bit of peppermint essential oil into the mixture. And if you can use white chocolate instead of your regular chocolate for this recipe, even better!
- To make the post candy creation cleanup easier, you can use a crockpot liner to line the inside of your slow cooker and then begin with the recipe.
- Always remember to use high quality chocolate to make your festive treats and candies. They might be a bit pricey, but the flavor and taste your candy will end up with will be unmatched. German sweet chocolate is a good choice if you’re stuck for ideas.
Loved how easy it was to make this recipe? On the hunt for some more delicious and quick recipes that you can make over the holidays? Here are a few good inspirations to get started on.
- Peanut Butter Mashed Potato Candy
- Superfood Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites
- Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Candy
- 1 pound (454g) white chocolate almond bark
- 1 pound (454g) chocolate almond bark
- 2 cups (320g) semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 cups (375g) salted peanuts
- 1 cup (250g) peanut butter
- ¼ cup (32g) sprinkles
- Break the chocolate into smaller pieces and put them in a pot at medium temperature to melt.
- Add the almonds together with the chocolate if you can’t find chocolate almond bark.
- Add the peanut butter and salted peanuts and stir.
- When everything is well combined, take it off the heat and pour the mixture over a baking paper using two spoons.
- Add some sprinkles right after you place it on the baking paper while the chocolate is still warm.
- Leave it in the fridge for at least two hours to set before you serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g