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Easy Crockpot Christmas Candy

An easy and festive way to make homemade candy, these slow cooker treats are delicious and not too sweet. You'll love the blend of chocolates in this recipe

This candy is chocolatey, peanutty, and festive – everything you want in a holiday treat. You just throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and let it cook for a few hours.

tin of homemade christmas crockpot candy.

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This recipe is easy to follow: you just need to assemble the ingredients and let the crockpot do the work.
  • The end result is delicious and not too sweet. The blend of nuts and different chocolates is just right.
  • This recipe is perfect for the holidays. This candy is perfect for holiday gifting – or keeping all to yourself.

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

ingredients on wooden counter.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy homemade candy:

  •  lightly salted roasted peanuts
  • 60% cocoa baking chocolate
  • 48% cocoa baking chocolate
  • white baking chocolate
  • candy melts 
  • holiday sprinkles

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  • 2.5 quart or larger slow cooker
  • baking sheets
  • parchment paper

🍴Instructions

Step One: assemble

peanuts and different chocolates before melting.

 In a slow cooker, add the peanuts and all of the chocolate bars. Break up the chocolate bars as you go.

Step Two: cook

crockpot full of melted chocolates and peanuts.

Cook the chili on low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Cook for another 1 ½ hours on low heat and stir. Turn off the heat and let sit for 30 minutes.

Step three: shape

parchment paper with scoops of homemade candy.

Lay out some parchment paper or wax paper on two large baking sheets. Drop 2 tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture, leaving at least a ½ inch space between each one. Repeat until all the mixture has been used. Sprinkle on some sprinkles while the candies are still wet. You should get about 35-40 candies. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to set for at least 1 hour, until set.

🥫 Storage instructions

Store in a cool, dry space in an airtight bag or container or the refrigerator. Keep away from direct light and heat.

The candies will store for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator or up to 6 months stored in the freezer.

🔍 FAQs

Can I use dark chocolate instead of baking chocolate?

We’ve tried this recipe with many different chocolates, and this version is the best. Trust me!

My candy isn’t setting up. What should I do?

Make sure you let the candy cool for at least an hour before trying to shape it. If it’s still not, just put it in the fridge.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • The sprinkles need to be added while the chocolate is still wet or they won’t stick.
  • This recipe is easily doubled (or tripled!) if you need to make a lot of candy and have a big crockpot. I don’t recommend cutting it in half, and it tends to scorch a little.

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📖 Here’s the recipe

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Crockpot Christmas Candy

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An easy and festive way to make homemade candy, these slow cooker treats are delicious and not too sweet. You'll love the blend of chocolates in this recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:2 hrs 30 mins
Cooling time:1 hr
Total Time:3 hrs 35 mins
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Equipment

  • 2.5 quart or larger slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces lightly salted roasted peanuts
  • 10 ounces 60% cocoa baking chocolate
  • 4 ounces 48% cocoa baking chocolate
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate
  • 10 ounces candy melts Vanilla Flavored
  • holiday sprinkles

Instructions

  • Assemble. In a 2.5 quart or larger slow cooker, add the peanuts, and layer in all the chocolate, breaking up the chocolate bars as you go.
  • Cook. Cook on LOW heat for 1 hour, stir and cook for another 1 ½ hours on LOW heat and stir. Turn off the heat and let sit for 30 minutes covered.
  • Drop. Lay out parchment paper or wax paper and 2 large baking sheets. Drop by 2 tablespoon-sized portions, leaving at least a ½ inch space between each one. Repeat until all the mixture has been used. Sprinkle on the sprinkles while the candies are still wet. You should get about 35-40 candies. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to set for at least 1 hour, until set.

Notes

The blend of chocolates in this recipe gives it a great flavor.  Try to stick to the ingredients as written: you can find them in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas candy, crockpot candy
Servings: 24 candies
Author: Katie Shaw
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