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Crock Pot Candy (+Video)

Salty, sweet, and crunchy, this Crock Pot Candy is the perfect way to combine peanuts and almond bark to create a sweet treat using your slow cooker!

3 INGREDIENT CANDY RECIPE

If you haven’t made Crock Pot Candy before, then you are missing out! It’s an easy and delicious way to make a homemade treat with only a few ingredients! You barely have to do any work! Just add roasted peanuts, almond bark, and sprinkles! You’ll have yourself a batch of irresistible, sweet, salty and crunchy goodness that everyone will love!

A hand holding a piece of candy made in the crockpot with sprinkles.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

What is almond bark?

Almond bark typically comes in a 1-pound package. It’s a white candy melt that you can use to coat just about anything. You can use other things listed above instead of almond bark if you need to. If you’ve never purchased it before, you will usually find it in the baking aisle, usually near the chocolate chips.

What size crock pot should I use?

This recipe was tested using a 4 quart slow cooker. You can also use a 5-quart slow cooker, if needed.

What kind of peanuts should I use?

You can use either salted peanuts or unsalted peanuts. I like to use salted peanuts because it enhances that wonderful salty and sweet combo that I love.

Do I have to use almond bark?

Almond bark is easy to use, but you can also use white chocolate chips or white candy melts in its place. You could also use chocolate almond bark instead of white (vanilla) almond bark. Additionally, you can use semi sweet or milk chocolate chips if you want to change things up.

What else can I add to the candy?

Want to add some flavors and textures? Try using some mini marshmallows or crushed up pretzels. Using other festive sprinkles makes this an easy treat to make for holidays too.

How to store leftovers?

Leftovers should be transferred to an airtight container and be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can use a piece of parchment paper in between layers. These are best when served at room temperature, so don’t hesitate to leave it at room temperature, just make sure the room isn’t too warm or the coating will melt. Also, these can be frozen for up to 3 months.

A pile of white crockpot candy with pink sprinkles on it.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • roasted salted peanuts 
  • vanilla almond bark 
  • sprinkles
A bag of almond bark, dry roasted peanuts, and sprinkles.

HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT CANDY 

Place peanuts and almond bark in a 4-5 quart oval crock pot. 

A slow cooker insert with roasted peanuts on the bottom and almond bark on top.

Cook on low for two hours or until almond bark is melted. 

Looking down in a crockpot full of melted almond bark and peanuts.

Stir melted bark and peanuts together.

A rubber spatula spoon holding some crockpot candy.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place large spoonfuls of the peanut mixture onto the baking sheet. 

Pop candy pieces on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Add sprinkles to the tops of the peanut clusters before they harden.

A few pieces of Crock Pot Candy with sprinkles on parchment paper.

Allow the candy to cool completely, then enjoy!

A couple pieces of crockpot candy with pink sprinkles on top, one piece broken in half.

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A stack of a few pieces of Crockpot Candy.

Crock Pot Candy (+Video)

Salty, sweet, and crunchy, this Crock Pot Candy is the perfect way to combine peanuts and almond bark to create a sweet treat using your slow cooker!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 25 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce jar dry roasted peanuts
  • 24 ounce package vanilla almond bark
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Place peanuts and almond bark in a 4-5 quart oval crock pot.
  • Cook on low for two hours or until almond bark is melted.
  • Stir melted bark and peanuts together.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place large spoonfuls of the peanut mixture onto the baking sheet.
  • Add sprinkles to the tops of the peanut clusters before they harden.
  • Allow the candy to cool completely, then enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • I used dry roasted salted peanuts, but you can use unsalted peanuts too. 
  • Vanilla almond bark is used for the coating, but you can use chocolate almond bark, white chocolate chips, white candy melts, or other melting chocolate substitutes. 
  • This recipe was tested using a 4 qt slow cooker. 
  • Store leftovers with parchment paper between layers. 
  • You can add things like mini marshmallows, candies or more chocolate chips. 
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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