It’s a chocolate candy recipe you can make in your slow cooker! Use this easy Crock Pot Candy recipe to create your own customized sweet treats with just a few pantry friendly ingredients.
What is Crock Pot Candy
What’s more universally loved than candy? I love to make homemade candies to give as gifts, especially around the holiday season.
There’s a common misconception that making your own candy always requires special equipment and skill. That couldn’t be farther from the truth–with the right recipe, of course!
Today’s Crock Pot Candy is another easy recipe to add to your line-up!
Bet you’d never thought of using your slow cooker to make dessert! When you make Crock Pot Candy, you slowly melt chocolate in a crock pot, mix it with nuts, then drop it by the spoonful on to parchment paper.
From here, you can sprinkle it with garnishes like coarse sea salt, sprinkles or more chopped nuts. The chocolate sets into bite-sized candies, perfect for wrapping up as a gift or bringing to the office to share.
- Chocolate Chips- Use good quality chocolate chips that you love! Dark chocolate, semi-sweet, white or milk chocolate are all great options.
- White chocolate bark – Use the kind labeled “almond bark” or the Ghirardelli melting wafers.
- Nuts – The original recipe uses peanuts, but feel free to swap those out for other nuts like pecans, walnuts or almonds.
You can make so many variations of Crock Pot Candy, too. Swap out the chocolate, add caramel, change up the nuts and have fun coming up with your own signature candy creations.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Turtle Candies – Swap out the peanuts for pecans or use half pecans and have peanuts. In the last 10 minutes of cooking, swirl caramel bits into the chocolate. Dollop the mixture onto the parchment and add sea salt before the chocolate sets.
- White Chocolate Candies – Leave out the semi-sweet chocolate chips and use white chocolate morsels instead! Try cashews instead of peanuts to mix things up; they pair beautifully with white chocolate. Decorate with red and pink sprinkles to make a delicious Valentine’s Day treat.
- Peppermint – Sprinkle the candies with crushed candy canes to dress them up for the holidays. The peppermint goes will with both the traditional semi-sweet chocolate and the white chocolate variation.
Tips & Tricks
Stirring: Make sure to stir the contents of the crockpot every 30 minutes as it heats. It takes about 90 minutes for the chocolate and bark to melt completely and stirring helps ensure everything gets smooth and combined.
Easy storage: To make these easy to store and serve, drop the melted chocolate and nut mixture directly into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners instead of laying them on parchment. Once they’re set you can quickly transfer them to a serving platter, ziploc bags or an airtight container for storing.
Stove Top Method: No Crock Pot? No problem! You can use a double boiler to melt the chocolate and white bark together, then fold in the nuts.
Yes, you could use white chocolate melting wafers and melt them in a microwave safe dish along with the chocolate chips according to package directions. Mix in the nuts and you’re good to go!
Stored correctly, the crock pot candy should stay good for up to 7 days.
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Who knew it was this easy to impress your friends and family with incredibly delicious candy? Fire up your slow cooker and make some Crock Pot Candy to share, but be careful: it’s so good you might end up wanting to keep it all for yourself!