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.

Stack of Crockpot Candy

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.

Overhead of Chocolate in Crockpot

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.

Crockpot Candy from Overhead

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.

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Crockpot Candy

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Chill 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
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.


  • 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
  • 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.
  • After the ingredients have started to melt, stir once. Cook for 1-2 hours.
  • Remove lid. Stir ingredients well.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, dollop heaping tablespoons of the mixture onto the lined baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until fully set.


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Reader Comments

    1. Is it possible, with preparing cookie dough, individually scoop onto cookie sheets, freeze, put into freezer bags, then when it’s closer to Christmas, that I defrost them, bake as the recipe calls for? Can I do that for all Cookies?

        1. Just add enough chocolate chips to replace the peanut butter chips, and replace the peanuts with any other nuts she can eat. OR Rice Krispies cereal, or corn or Rice Chex. Cereal should be stirred in at the last minute when everything is well melted and stirred together,

    1. Cindy, I want to use small paper cup linings & I want to keep candy warm so can I keep slow cooker on either warm or low until completely done?

    1. I thought it was butter too when I saw the picture, but the chunks we saw that looked like butter were chunks of white almond bark.

  1. Well, all that looks so good and easy. I would love to have some of the recipes thank you and happy holidays.

  2. I just made this! I’m calling it reindeer droppings 😂 and I’m bagging it and giving it to all my friends and co-workers for holiday gifts! I accidentally used the whole bag (10oz) of the PB chips, but all turned out perfectly. It makes so much, yum!!

  3. Hello Amanda! Thank you for sharing. I like using Ghirardelli’s chocolate meting wafers. Do you think they would work well in this recipe?

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