Crockpot Candy is the easiest and most impressive homemade candy ever. A rich chocolaty, peanutty 4 ingredient recipe that you simply toss in the slow cooker, stir a few times and scoop it out. It doesn't get much easier than that!
I shared this recipe for Crockpot Candy at Christmastime but it is crazy popular this summer. So, I wanted to share it with you again. Making dessert in the oven in August just seems cruel some days. Dessert is the crockpot is brilliant!
I have a thing for peanut clusters, but the thought of melting the chocolate over the stove or in the microwave, only to have it thicken so quickly because it is chilly in the house frustrates me to no end.
Then I remembered this crockpot candy that I have spotted all over the internet. I found my favorite version over at Fake Ginger and slightly adapted it to suite my tastes.I know I have professed my love for simple recipes over the years, but I have to tell you this may be my favorite candy recipe ever. It doesn't get much easier and the taste is phenomenal.
I have been really loving my crockpots lately. Honestly I only cook a few times a week and then we reheat our dinners the other days. I don't know how that happened, but I like it and it works for us.As of late, on the cooking days you will find a slow cooker (or 3) on the counter.
When I started thinking about candy making, the slow cooker was on my mind and this recipe immediately popped in my head. So I sent Chad to the store to grab a few things at the store and I had candy in just a few short hours (start to finish while my daughter napped). Rich and chocolaty this recipe is so easy to make it will certainly become a family tradition.
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
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Slightly adapted from Fake Ginger
MAKES 144 (1 Tbsp) Candies | ACTIVE TIME 30 Min | TOTAL TIME 2 Hours 30 Minutes
34.5 ounces honey roasted dry roasted peanuts (I used planters)
32 ounces almond bark (vanilla flavored)
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
4 ounces German chocolate bar (by Baker's)
optional garnish: sprinkles or crushed candy canes
Layer ingredients into crockpot (I used a 5 quart), starting with the peanuts. Cover. Cook for 1 hour on low temperature. Do not stir. After 1 hour stir mixture and continue to cook, stirring every 15-20 minutes for another hour (a total of 2 hours).
Meanwhile line countertop or table with a long piece of parchment paper.
Turn off crockpot. Use a 1 tablespoon scooper to scoop out candy from crockpot and onto parchment paper. Make sure candy is not touching. Top with favorite garnish.
Allow to cool completely.
Serve and enjoy!
Recipe adapted by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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4-6 Quart Slow Cooker
1 Tablespoon Scooper
Crock Pot Candy
Crock Pot Candy is the easiest and most impressive homemade candy ever. A rich chocolaty, peanutty 4 ingredient recipe that you simply toss in the slow cooker, stir a few times and scoop it out. It doesn't get much easier than that!
- 34.5 ounces honey roasted dry roasted peanuts (I used planters)
- 32 ounces almond bark (vanilla flavored)
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 ounces German chocolate bar (by Baker's)
- optional garnish: sprinkles or crushed candy canes
- Layer ingredients into crock pot (I used a 5 quart), cover.
- Cook for 1 hour on low temperature. Do not stir.
- After 1 hour stir mixture and continue to cook, stirring every 15-20 minutes for another hour (a total of 2 hours).
- Meanwhile line counter top or table with a long piece of parchment paper.
- Turn off crock pot. Use a 1 tablespoon scooper to scoop out candy from crock pot and onto parchment paper. Make sure candy is not touching. Top with favorite garnish.
- Allow to cool completely.
Cook time: 2 hrs
Total time: 2 hrs. 30 mins.
Tags: Crock Pot, Crock Pot Candy, Crockpot Candy, Crockpot, Slow Cooker, Peanut Clusters, Holiday, Dessert, Candy, Homemade
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Originally published 12/4/14