Homemade Easter Candy + Video
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Homemade Easter Candy Clusters are a simple, impressive 3-ingredient homemade Easter dessert recipe that everyone will be raving about! An easy crockpot dessert recipe that you layer in the slow cooker, stir, and scoop. It is so easy it almost makes itself.
This white chocolate Easter candy is so easy and delicious that we have made many varieties.
Check out our St Patrick’s Day Crockpot Candy, Crockpot Turtles Candy, and our original Christmas Crockpot Candy
Homemade Easter Candy
I love quick and easy treats, and I especially love my crockpot. When they come together, it is pure magic!
This simple 3-ingredient homemade Easter candy recipe is creamy, crunchy, peanutty, and incredibly gorgeous. What treats do you make in your slow cooker?
A few years ago I created my first ever crockpot candy recipe, and it has gone wild on our site ever since. This past Christmas I decided to make a variation.
And so, Crockpot Chocolate and Caramel Pecan Clusters (AKA Turtles) were born. Truly genius and amazing, if I must say so myself!
With spring upon us, I was up for a new magnificent creation and I have to say, I have outdone myself.
Need easy meal ideas for Easter, we have an entire list of our favorites.
Tips for Making White Chocolate Easter Candy
- Choose great chocolate. There are a variety of options (found below) that will work with this recipe. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s high quality for best results.
- Adjust the size as needed. You can use two spoons to drop the candy onto your parchment paper, but using a tablespoon scooper is my preferred method.
It ensures all of the Easter candies will be the same size, and it is easier and less messy.
- Use holiday candies and sprinkles. Pastel colored M&Ms and sprinkles are what make these so festive.
What you will need:
- Vanilla Candy Coating – You can use Candy Quick, Almond Bark (not actually made with almonds), vanilla candy melts, and even white chocolate in this recipe.
- 4-6 Quart Slow Cooker – This is my favorite whether I am making the best Easter candy or an easy meal!
- 1 Tablespoon Scooper – This is one of my favorite kitchen tools. It is perfect for candy making, meatballs, and so many more recipes.
- Crockpot Liners – I never use them because I wash the crock when it is still a little warm and the candy comes right out.
But, if you are worried about the clean up, these are foolproof.
- Parchment Paper – Scoop your Easter candies onto parchment to set. It will keep your pans clean and the treats peel right off!
Best Easter Candy FAQs
Yes! You can make this homemade Easter candy up to 5 days in advance. Keep it stored in a cool dry place so the chocolate doesn’t melt and stays fresh.
Of course! Chop up your favorite Easter candy bars or candies and sprinkle them on top before it sets up.
You can also stir some Easter candies into the white chocolate, but sometimes it’s not as visible, so we like to sprinkle them on top.
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Homemade Easter Candy + Video
- 34.5 ounces honey roasted dry roasted peanuts, I used planters
- 48 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating, Almond Bark or CandiQuik
- 11.4 ounces Holiday M&Ms, divided
- seasonal sprinkles, optional, I used jimmies and nonpareils
- Layer peanuts and then vanilla candy coating into a 5-quart crockpot. Cover with lid and cook on Low for 1 hour without lifting the lid. After 1 hour, remove the lid and stir the mixture. Cover again and continue to cook, stirring every 15-20 minutes, for another hour (a total of 2 hours).
- Meanwhile, line 3 cookie sheets with Silpat mats or line countertop or table with a long piece of parchment paper.
- Turn off the crockpot. Reserve 1/2 cup M&M's.
- When you are ready to scoop, pour remaining M&M’s into the crockpot and fold in.
- Working quickly, use a 1 tablespoon scooper to portion out candy from crockpot and onto parchment or Silpat. Make sure candy clusters are not touching. Once the entire cookie sheet is full (before candy dries) top each candy with 1 M&M and sprinkles.
- Allow the candy to cool completely.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published March 2016, updated and republished March 2023
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Could I use other raw nuts like cashew, pecan; almond?
I use chow mien noodles in mine too, 1/2 peanuts 1/2 noodles. Knocks down some of the sweet.
Can you add marshmallows like the regular crockpot candies have in them?
Why does my white almond bark NOT stay white when the candies are scooped out?
should I still cook for same amount of time – if I cut the recipe in half
Saved as a favorite, I love your blog!
How long do these last? Can I store them in the fridge?
Thinking of making for Halloween or Christmas by simple color change of M&M's etc
So festive and easy to make! They were so delicious! What an amazing recipe!
OMG these were so simple to make and so delicious. They were a huge hit at my neighbors pot luck supper. Everyone raved about them. Can’t wait to make them for Christmas.