Crockpot Candy is made with two kinds of chocolate, almond bark, peanuts, and peanut butter chips, all melted and blended together in a slow cooker. Try my Buttercream Candies for another sweet treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Crockpot Candy Ingredients
Peanuts: I used both salted and unsalted peanuts in the recipe. You could definitely get by using all salted or all unsalted, whatever your preference. Folks often add whatever nut they prefer, such as cashews. (Love that!)
German Chocolate: German chocolate adds even more sweetness to the candies. If you can’t find German chocolate, simply use semi-sweet chocolate in its place.
Almond Bark: Almond bark is also known as vanilla-flavored candy coating. It is made from vegetable fats instead of cocoa which is why it is not white chocolate. And, it doesn’t even contain any almonds in it…the name came from its use for covering nuts.
Can I Make Crockpot Candy on the Stovetop?
Yes! Add all of the chocolate into a large, heavy-based pot over low heat. Cook while stirring occasionally until melted and smooth (about 15 minutes). Turn off the heat, then let cool for 5 minutes. Add in the peanuts and stir.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dollop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until fully set.
How to Store Crockpot Candy
Be sure to let them harden at room temperature before storing. Or, to speed up the process, you can place them in the refrigerator to set.
Store them in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to a month. I like to place them into an airtight container and use wax or parchment paper between the layers.
More Candy Recipes
- 1 jar (16 ounces) salted peanuts
- 1 jar (16 ounces) unsalted peanuts
- 1 bag (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 bar (8 ounces) German chocolate baking bar
- ⅓ cup (79 g) peanut butter chips
- 2 packages (24 ounces each) white almond bark
- sprinkles, for garnish (optional)
- sea salt, for garnish (optional)
- In the bowl of a crockpot, add salted peanuts, unsalted peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips, German chocolate, peanut butter chips, and almond bark.
- Place the lid on the crockpot and set it to low heat.
- Stirring occasionally (and after the ingredients have started to melt), cook for 1-2 hours.
- Remove lid. Stir ingredients well.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dollop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the lined baking sheet.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until fully set.
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May I use one block of chocolate and one white
Is the German chocolate baking bar “sweet”, “semi-sweet”, or “unsweetened”?
You can get whatever appeals the most to you. If you want a more bitter, intense chocolate experience, choose semi-sweet or unsweetened.
Excellent recipe. It makes a lot of candies, which is perfect for holiday gifts. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s definitely a “keeper”.
This is a Great recipe and I made it the other night. I used mixed nuts because I like them more than just peanuts. I just need two refrigerators now. I let them set up in the fridge for about 20 minutes and then put them in sandwich bags to split up with made about 75 pieces. Thank you!!
These chocolates are such a hit. I’ve made them for two years not only does everybody love them but it’s so easy to make and yields so many getting ready to do some more experimenting with it thank you who ever made this recipe up you are the chocolate goddess or god.
Can you use milk chocolate chips instead of German chocolate
Instead of peanut butter chips can I add peanut butter or perhaps use butterscotch chips ?
2 packages of almond bark? Meaning 1 package of 24 oz then another package of 24 oz so that s total 48 oz in the crockpot?
2 packages (24 ounces each) = 48 total ounces
A German chocolate bar is 4oz. Is it one bar or two bar?
The recipe calls for “1 bar (8 ounces) German chocolate baking bar” so you will need 8 ounces total.
Family loved it!!!!! They were surprised I could make something so good….LOL…very easy to make