Crockpot Chocolate Candy Clusters!

Hi friends! How are you doing? Did you survive Thanksgiving? Are you ready for Christmas? We had a great time on Thanksgiving! All the kids, their significant others and of course, Mini Sous and Mini Two came over to eat! We even managed to squeeze in a few family photos to create our Holiday Greeting Card! YAY!

This time of year gets crazy busy. There is so much to do, with decorating, shopping, wrapping and get-togethers. It’s too much sometimes! There are moments I wonder how I’ll get everything accomplished. Do you feel that way? If so, I’ve got you covered (and then some) with an easy candy recipe you can make in your crock pot in under two hours.

Crockpot Candy Clusters

What? You’ve never heard of making candy in a crockpot? It’s pretty awesome stuff. The best part is, you can make it while you’re doing other things – like cleaning the house, doing laundry, or surfing Pinterest… you know, whatever. The crock pot does all the work! These Crockpot Chocolate Candy Clusters are perfect for giving away to family and friends. I made a full batch and got nearly 200 pieces! So basically, everyone I know is getting candy for Christmas. Y’all have enough T-shirts and things anyway, right?

Layer the ingredients in your largest slow cooker, starting with the peanuts. Feel free to substitute any other type of nut, or combine a few of your favorites!
Crockpot Candy Clusters

On top of the nuts, layer the chocolate and peanut butter chips! Again, this is the original recipe, but you can personalize it to your own tastes by using just one type of chocolate, or more peanut butter chips! It’s up to you!

Crockpot Candy Clusters

Here is where I took liberties. The original recipe called for two pounds of white chocolate bark. I used one pound of the white and switched the other pound for chocolate. Mmmmmm… chocolate!

Crockpot Candy Clusters

Now, cover this and let it go for 1 1/2 – 2 hours on LOW! Set a timer so you don’t get lost in the depths of Instagram Stories or Pinterest. Not that I speak from experience or anything… When the timer goes off, go back to your crockpot and stir everything together!

Crockpot Candy Clusters

It’s not the prettiest of pictures, but I wanted you to get the general idea of what it looks like. Put the lid back on and leave it for another 30 minutes. While you’re waiting, prepare the cookie sheets or layers of wax paper where the candy will cool. I use cookie sheets with wax paper on them, simply because I can move the cookie sheet close to the crock pot, then move it easily when it’s full. Because this makes such a large amount, be sure you have adequate space to cool all the trays of chocolate.

Crockpot Candy Clusters

When the Crockpot Chocolate Candy Clusters are done, you have a few options. You can use two spoons and scoop small mounds onto your wax paper or baking sheets to make bite size treats. You can also take a few wax-paper lined 9 x 13 baking pans and spread the chocolate across the bottom to make one big layer of chocolate.

Crockpot Candy Clusters

Crockpot Candy Clusters

If you use the sheet method, simply break it up into irregular size pieces when it’s cool and call it “bark” instead of “clusters.” Either way, it’s going to disappear quickly. This stuff is crazy addictive! I sprinkled sea salt on top of one of the batches of clusters and OH MY! Sweet, Salty Nirvana. Perhaps I should rename this candy?

Crockpot Chocolate Candy Clusters

Let your crock pot do all the work for you with this easy chocolate-covered, nut cluster candy recipe! Makes a lot of candy for all your holiday gift-giving sweet treat needs!

  • 1 16 oz jar unsalted peanuts
  • 1 16 oz jar salted peanuts
  • 1 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 12 oz bag milk chocolate chips
  • 2 12 oz bags peanut butter chips
  • 2 1 lb pkgs. white almond bark or vanilla candy coating (I used 1 lb white candy coating and 1 lb chocolate candy coating)

Layer all ingredients in a large crockpot (starting with the peanuts)

Turn the crockpot on low, cover with the lid and let sit for 1 1/2 - 2 hours depending on your crock pot. Mine took only an hour and half so check yours at around 90 minutes to see how things are melting. Remove lid, stir to combine. Replace the lid and let sit an additional 30 minutes. Stir again to completely combine the ingredients. Using two spoons, gently scoop mixture into little mounds and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. You can make your clusters as big or small as you like, but I found using two dinner spoons worked quite well for portion size. Allow to harden for at least 1 hour. Wrap and give away as gifts! (after you have a piece or two for yourself!) Enjoy!

Crockpot Chocolate Candy Clusters

When the candy is completely cooled, box or bag them and tie with big, sparkly bows! Then, sit back and enjoy the looks on your friends faces as they bite into your delicious homemade candy.

If you’re looking for more candy ideas, try my Apple Cider Caramels
Apple Cider Caramels

Chocolate Covered Caramels
Chocolate Covered Caramels

or my favorite Spiced Orange Caramels!
Spiced Orange Caramels

Till next time my friends, Happy Holidays! And don’t forget to live life deliciously!

All my love,


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