Crock Pot Candy

This Crock Pot Candy just might be the ultimate holiday treat! Not only is it easy to make, it’s really delicious and a great treat to share for Christmas.

Oh no! We’re already halfway through the 12 Days of Christmas! Maybe I should just make it 25 days and post every day until Christmas? Then again, maybe not. How would I ever get all of my shopping, wrapping, and baking done between now and Christmas Eve!? Today it’s time for some Crock Pot Candy! Yum.

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Crock Pot Candy:

Crock Pot Candy | #IBCholiday

Speaking of baking (sort of), today’s recipe is a fun, quick, and delicious treat you can make for the holidays. It’s Crock Pot Candy!

And while this technically isn’t a cookie, I think it looks beautiful on a Christmas cookie platter. So, if you’re looking for more delicious cookie recipes, check out this post HERE. I’m sharing my favorite Christmas Cookie recipes!

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Now, I’m sure many of you have heard of this since it’s become so popular this year. It’s so yummy, however, that I had to give it some love on IBC. I’m not sure where this recipe originated, but I heard about it from my mom who got it from one of her good friends.

My mom and I share cookie making responsibility for the holidays. She makes half of the recipes and I make half. Then we split our baking bounty. Last year, she made Crock Pot Candy. When she gave it to me, I sort of turned my nose up at it. The joke was on me though because after one bite, I was hooked!

And if you like this candy, you’re going to LOVE my Pistachio Cranberry White Chocolate Candy. Why not make both. It will make for a festive cookie board and a lovely holiday candy gift.

How to Make Crock Pot Candy:

The ingredient list is simple. Here are all of the things you will need:

  • dry roasted peanuts
  • almond bark (I used chocolate, but vanilla will also work.)
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • German chocolate bar
  • baking cups
  • sprinkles, optional (but recommended)

How to Make Crock Pot Candy:

Making this candy is truly simple. Just toss everything into a crock pot.Once all of the ingredients are melted, portion the mixture out and toss on some sprinkles.

Crock Pot Candy | #IBCholiday

Crock Pot Candy | #IBCholiday

I should warn you that this will yield a huge batch of delicious candy. And by huge, I mean around 175 pieces of candy. I know. It’s a lot.

Crock Pot Candy | #IBCholiday

I found the festive paper cups and sprinkles at HomeGoods. Have you ever shopped the gourmet food section at HomeGoods? They have the cutest cooking and baking supplies. It’s a must visit before you start your holiday baking.

Crock Pot Candy | #IBCholiday

This candy is fun to add to a cookie tray or package up as a small gift for a friends, family member, or coworker. Also, it’s super simple to make. Other than portioning the candy out and occasionally stirring, the crock pot really does all the work.

Crock Pot Candy | #IBCholiday

If you have yet to make this candy, I hope you will give it a try. Let me show you how.

For more of my favorite Christmas Cookie recipes, check out this post HERE.

Crock Pot Candy | #IBCholiday

Crock Pot Candy | #IBCholiday

I told you this Crock Pot Candy is easy to make! Best of all, it’s really delicious, too.

Want more Christmas desserts? You’ll love these:

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As always, I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for another merry day of the 12 Days of Christmas!

Crock Pot Candy Recipe:

Crock Pot Candy

Did you make this recipe? Leave a review!

Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, chocolate, christmas, christmas cookie, holiday, peanuts
Servings: 175 pieces
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
This Crock Pot Candy just might be the ultimate holiday treat! Not only is it easy to make, it's  really delicious and a great treat to share for Christmas.


  • 2 pounds dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 pounds almond bark* - I used chocolate; however vanilla will also work.
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4- ounce German chocolate bar*
  • Mini paper baking cups
  • Sprinkles - optional garnish


  • Put all of the ingredients in a crock pot. (Except for the sprinkles.) Cover and set the temperature to warm. Let sit for 1 hour; then stir the mixture. Continue to heat for another hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes for an additional hour or until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Once everything is melted, portion out the candy into mini paper baking cups. (I found it helpful to place the cups in a mini muffin pan before filling them with the candy to help them keep their shape. This isn't required, just helpful.) Top with sprinkles and allow to cool until set.
  • Pack and store in an airtight container.



*I found these ingredients at my local Wal-mart in the baking section. I'd assume that most well-stocked grocery stores / Wal-mart (with grocery section) will carry them.
As far as I know, these ingredients can not be replaced with something else to yield the same results. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 37mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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  • Jess at

    Can you also add pretzels to this??

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I assume they would turn into a soggy mess, so I wouldn’t. Maybe at the end, but you’d need more chocolate.

      xo Michael

  • Patty B at

    These are amazing and so easy to make! I went to 3 different stores and none of them had German chocolate baking bars, so I substituted that with a bittersweet baking bar plus 2 table spoons of sugar. It made 10 dozen mini cups, but my husband was eating them almost as fast as fast as they were setting up, so I probably ended up with only nine dozen. Since I only had 3 mini muffin trays, I would put the candies in the freezer to set up as I was scooping out the next one. Thanks for the great recipe! This will be added to my yearly Christmas gift cookies.

  • Allison at

    I’ve made this for the last couple of years now and it’s one of my favorites to make. One recipe makes a ton of candies with minimal work. And they taste AMAZING.

  • Beth Heerten at

    Made these with a gaggle of little girls at Camp Grandma last year. Everyone took some home in a cute container. Their parents were very impressed.
    Next week I am making them for the fall bake sale at our church with festive yellow/orange sprinkles in pretty fall cup liners. I’m sure they will sell quickly.

  • Kari at

    This candy is so easy to make … but tastes SO good. I made this candy and bagged it as wedding favors for my daughter’s wedding. Guests thought I’d purchased it. Nope, it was just me and my trusting crockpot making it. 🙂

  • Christine Aldinger at

    I know this will be a “ duh” comment but in beginning you say add all contents and add end you sprinkle the tops, so sprinkles do not go in crockpot?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at


      xo Michael

  • Sue at

    Is the German chocolate bar a baking chocolate or is it a brand of a candy bar?
    Thanks for sharing so many amazing recipes and beautiful decor!

  • Ivory at

    I can hardly wait to make these. Yummy!!!
    Thanks for sharing, and happy holidays

  • Gaile at

    I make these delicious candies every year for my family and to give as gifts.. I box them up in cute holiday containers and it makes a lovely sweet holiday gift.

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