Crock Pot Candy for Christmas (5 Minutes Prep!)

This Christmas Crock Pot Candy Recipe is Easy!

Homemade candy makes the holidays even sweeter!

Crock pot Christmas candy on white plate

With all the cleaning, decorating, and wrapping presents, I love having a five minute, set it and forget it recipe.

It keeps my kitchen cleaner and my stress levels low.

And no one will know it only took 5 minutes to put it together!

crock pot candy being served at Christmas

I know crock pot candy has been around for nearly forever, but this recipe…it is truly the BEST!

With a few tweaks and trial and errors, the perfect crock pot candy recipe was invented.

And this is it.

ingredients in crock pot for candy recipe


Candy Making Tip #1: Use the best (or ALMOST the best) chocolate.  

Cheap chocolate has more of an oily flavor instead of a rich, chocolate flavor.

It’s the holidays…so use GOOD ingredients!

I recommend using this chocolate!

stirring ingredients for crock pot candy

Candy Making Tip #2: Don’t substitute regular chocolate for almond bark. 

The almond bark adds great flavor and helps the candy set up and harden.

Candy Making Tip #3: Use a towel.

Place a clean, dry kitchen towel over the top of the slow cooker and place the lid on top of that.

The towel catches condensation and leaves the candy smooth and in perfect condition.

crock pot candy cooking

Candy Making Tip #4: Prepare the Kitchen Counters

Place cookie sheets on your kitchen counter and line them with baking paper so they’re ready for some serious candy making! :)

Candy Making Tip #5: Refridgerate Before Serving

The candies will harden and set up at room temperature, but the process will be less messy and quicker if you utilize your fridge for an hour!.

dipping out the crock pot candy


  1. Break almond bark into pieces and place in crockpot
  2. Add peanuts
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Cook on low for 15 minutes, stir
  5. Continue cooking for 15-30 minutes, stir 
  6. Line baking sheets with parchment paper 
  7. Spoon chocolate onto prepared baking sheet 
  8. Immediately add sprinkles, if desired
  9. Let set to harden or place in fridge for a quicker hardening process
  10. Store in airtight container.


Once candy has completely cooled, flash freeze candy (15-30 minutes) on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

After flash freezing, move homemade candy to freezer bags and freeze up to 2 months.


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easy crock pot candy recipe for Christmas

Crock Pot Christmas Candy

Yield: 75 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Easy, chocolatey, nutty candy is prepped in five minutes and perfect for Christmas! Make some crock pot candy today!


  • 1 pound white chocolate almond bark
  • 1 pound chocolate almond bark
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • Holiday sprinkles


  1. Break almond bark into pieces and place in crockpot.
  2. Add peanuts.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Cook on low for 15 minutes, stir.
  5. Continue cooking for 15-30 minutes, stir.
  6. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Spoon chocolate onto prepared baking sheet.
  8. Immediately add sprinkles, if desired.
  9. Let set to harden.
  10. Store in airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 75 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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