Easy Crockpot Christmas Candy with a few ingredients - Vanilla Almond Bark, Dark Chocolate, Peanuts & Cashews is a perfect holiday treat. Easy to make and a basic dump and forget recipe, this Christmas Candy recipe in a Crockpot is arguably one of the Best Christmas Candy recipe ever!
These sweet and salty Christmas Candy can be made with any nuts you have at home. I have used Peanuts and Cashew nuts. However, you can use Hazelnuts or Macadamia Nuts or Walnuts or Pecan as well!
A quick Christmas Treat
Are you looking for an easy to make recipe for a quick Christmas treat? Here is an easy recipe for Crockpot Christmas Candy.
Crockpot Christmas Candy is an easy to make recipe that is perfect for people who do not want to be in the kitchen for a long time on Christmas Eve. It is also perfect for people who enjoy eating candy even when it is not around the holidays.
Preparing candy ahead of time can save a lot of time during the holidays. I've found an easier method to make Christmas candies. This method is called crockpot candy making. Read on to learn how to prepare Christmas candy in the crockpot.
A sweet treat that won't spoil during the holidays, crock pot candy, is an easy to make recipe that all ages can help with. And its so much fun! You will want to make this again and again. Trust me, saving them is a real challenge!!!
Easy Slow Cooker Christmas Candy
I love my slow cooker. Its such a boon for my kitchen. And making Christmas Candies in the Slow Cooker is so easy. You can make a large batch of these Crock Pot Candies and store them for the perfect Christmas gift or save some space for this in your holiday cookies tray!
If you love such treats, also try my Spiced Nuts recipe which is a readers favourite holiday treat.
What is Crockpot Candy?
Crockpot Candy is an easy to make Christmas Candy recipe which is made using Almond Bark, Dark Chocolate and Nuts. I have used Peanuts as well as Cashew Nuts in my recipe for Christmas Candy. However, feel free to use whatever Nuts you have at home for this recipe.
This also serves as a perfect homemade Christmas gifts which everyone will love for sure. Save a little space to add a handful of these candies in your Christmas gift boxes.
- Vanilla Almond Bark - I love to use this because its got a very mild flavor and also helps in melting the chocolate
- Dark Chocolate - I use Unsweetened Hershey's Dark Chocolate brick. You can use Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate as well or just use Dark Chocolate Chips
- Peanuts - I use regular salted peanuts. You can use any kind of Peanuts you have. Also if you're allergic to it skip it.
- Cashew Nuts - I use broken Cashew Nuts. You can use whole as well or replace with Pecan or Walnuts or Macadamia or Hazelnuts.
See recipe card for quantities. Also, watch the video for a quick visual.
How to make Crockpot Christmas Candy
STEP 1: DUMP ALL THE INGREDIENTS
- Dump all the ingredients - Vanilla Almond Bark, Dark Chocolate, Peanuts and Cashew Nuts in the crockpot.
- Cover with the lid and cook on low for 3 hours or on high for 1 hour
- Stir after every 15-20 minutes to avoid anything getting stuck to the bottom of the pot.
STEP 2: FREEZE
- After it gets cooked, give it all a good stir to combine everything well
- Spoon a tablespoon of the chocolate peanut mixture in a parchment paper lined dish. You can use a cookie scooper or melon scooper as well for this step or just use two spoons
- Top with some Sprinkles and freeze these for about 5 - 10 minutes
- Freezing them makes sure that they never lose their shape
- Serve or store for future
Remember that you need to stir this Chocolate and Almond Bark mixture every often. This has a tendency to getting stuck at the bottom of the pot and burning. So be careful and stir every often.
Hint: You can add just a tablespoon or two of Coconut Oil. This will help chocolate melt evenly and it would NEVER BURN, even if you forget stirring for a few minutes.
If the room temperature is pretty cold, you will see the candies are freezing just when you are spooning them. You donot even have to freeze this.
Well, I had to because here its not that cold but freezing these candies for just about 5 minutes, helps them retain their shape.
This is such a fun recipe to make and you can do so many fun variations to this recipe.
Mexican Chocolate - Use Mexican Chocolate instead of Regular Dark Chocolate. Its got more intense flavours and is also made with a kick, using Cinnamon and Mexican Chili Powder, which makes them taste so awesome.
Milk Chocolate - You can easily replace Dark Chocolate with Milk Chocolate for a sweet tasting Candy.
Can I cook this in the stovetop?
Yes of course! Just dump all the ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium low heat. Keep stirring at regular intervals to avoid chocolate from getting burnt. Once the chocolate melts, toss to combine, spoon the mixture, freeze and serve.
You can store these Crock pot Christmas Candy in an air tight container and refrigerate for upto 2-3 weeks. I do not recommend freezing them as they become rock hard and also lose their shape once thawed.
Other Christmas Candy recipes for you
- Chocolate Covered Ritz Cracker Cookies with Peanut butter
- White Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers with Peppermint
- 4-ingredients Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
- Quick Gingerbread Truffles (just 3-ingredients)
- Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
- Peppermint Cheesecake Oreo Truffles
- White Chocolate Lemon Coconut Truffles
Crockpot Christmas Candy (An Easy To Make Recipe)
- 1 cup Peanuts salted and toasted
- 1 cup Cashew Nuts whole or broken
- 1 lbs Vanilla Almond Bark
- 1 lbs Dark Chocolate unsweetned
- ¼ cup Christmas Sprinkles
- Dump all the ingredients (except the Sprinkles) in the crockpot. Cover with the lid and slow cook for 2 hours on Low or 1 hour on high. Stir every 20 minutes to avoid the chocolate from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning.
- Once the chocolate gets melted, spoon a tablespoon of the mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking dish. You can use a cookie scooper or melon scooper as well for this step. Or just use a spoon and a fork. Top the candies with Christmas sprinkles and freeze for 5 minutes.
- Serve or store in an airtight container for future.