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Crockpot Candy: an effortless recipe for chocolatey homemade candy

Total time: 180 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist
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Ingredients
salted peanuts
1 16-ounce jar
unsalted peanuts
1 16-ounce jar
semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 ounces
German baking chocolate
8 ounces
peanut butter chips
1/3 cups
white almond bark
48 ounces

It's always a lovely gesture to gift your friends and family with homemade treats during the holidays. Instead of baking up a batch of cookies or brownies this year, why not make crockpot candy? This super easy slow cooker candy recipe couldn't be easier to make, so it's perfect for anyone who wants to whip up some homemade sweets but doesn't have loads of extra time on their hands.

Crockpot candy is rich, chocolatey, and nutty, a little salty and decadently sweet. While they're fantastic around the winter holidays, they're so good, you can make them any time of the year!

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Crockpot Candy Ingredients

Crockpot candy can be customized to include your preferred ingredients, but you'll need a few basics.

First, you'll need some high-quality chocolate. One of the things that makes crockpot candy so delicious is the different types of chocolate that go into it, including semi-sweet chocolate, German chocolate, and white almond bark.

Peanuts, both salted and unsalted, plus peanut butter chips give crockpot candy its classic nutty flavor and a bit of crunch.

You can always add other ingredients to make your crockpot candy extra special!

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How to Make Crockpot Candy

Crockpot candy is one of the simplest types of homemade candy you'll ever make. Just put everything into your crockpot, pop the lid on your slow cooker, and let the ingredients gently cook away for two hours.

Once the two hours are up, stir the mixture and spoon it onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put the tray in the fridge to allow the candy to harden up, then enjoy!

Can You Make Crockpot Candy on the Stovetop?

Of course! Put the different types of chocolate into a heavy-bottomed saucepan and gently heat over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the ingredients have melted together, remove the pot from the heat and let the mixture cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the peanuts, then spoon the crockpot candy onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray and put it into the fridge to set.

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Tips for the Best Crockpot Candy

To make your crockpot candy even more eye-catching, decorate it with sprinkles. For the holidays, try a mixture of green and red sprinkles.

If you want to enhance the salty-sweet flavor of your crockpot candy, add a sprinkling of sea salt as a garnish.

For extra gooey crockpot candy, add in mini marshmallows. For more crunchy, try adding toffee pieces.

Don't like peanuts? Swap them out for your favorite type of nuts. Almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, and cashews would all be excellent in crockpot candy.

How to Store Crockpot Candy

Keep your crockpot candy in an airtight container and store it at room temperature for up to 2 weeks – if you don't eat it all first!

Instructions

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.

In your crockpot, add semi-sweet chocolate chips, German chocolate, peanut butter chips, and almond bark.

Add the salted and unsalted peanuts. Secure the lid onto the pot, then set the crockpot to low. Cook for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Take the lid off the pot. Stir well.

Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray.

Make sure each candy is equally distant.

Place the tray in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or until the candy sets.

Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Don't stir the mixture while it's cooking.

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