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Crock Pot Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters

My favorite kind of chocolate candy is chocolate covered nuts. Any kind of nuts covered in chocolate will do. I recently discovered that making homemade chocolate covered peanut clusters are super easy. In fact, they are dangerously easy to make! And you cook these magical treats in the crock pot. Less than an hour later, you have the perfect chocolate covered nuts to either eat yourself (no judgment here!) or to gift at the holidays.

Crock Pot Candy

I never would have thought to make my own candy. And I certainly wouldn’t think to make homemade chocolate candy in the crock pot. However, if you are going to make chocolate covered nuts, making them in the crock pot sounds like an awesome idea to me! These delicious treats cook quickly, for a slow cooker. On the low setting, they only take about 45 minutes from start to finish. And then 5-10 minutes in the freezer to firm up. Then, they are done and ready to eat!

Trisha Yearwood’s Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy

This recipe is actually Trisha Yearwood’s slow cooker chocolate candy. It was all over Pinterest and it was screaming at me to try it. I’m so glad I did. It’s extremely easy to make and tastes amazing! These slow cooker chocolate candies are sweet and hard to resist. The almond bark really brings this sweet taste to the ultimate level!

Chocolate Peanut Cluster Ingredients

  • 1/2 can Lightly Salted Peanuts
  • 6 oz Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 4 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 lb Almond Bark

Chocolate Peanut Cluster Instructions

  • Line crock pot with peanuts.
  • Layer chocolate chips and almond bark on top of peanuts.
  • Cook on low temp for approx 45 minutes. Keep an eye on the chocolate peanut clusters and stir the peanut/chocolate mixture every 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate has all melted together, it’s done.
  • Spoon 1 tbsp of the peanut cluster mixture into large or mini cupcake liners.
  • Let cool in the freezer for 10 minutes or in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to fully harden.

Crock Pot Candy Variations

I love this recipe because it makes a lot of chocolate covered peanut clusters, but also because you can change up the recipe by making simple swaps. For example, instead of peanuts, you can use cashews, pecans, walnuts, or pistachios. Another change could be the amount of the chocolate. If you prefer white chocolate to milk chocolate, skip the semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips altogether and just go with white chocolate. Similarly, if you prefer the rich taste of dark chocolate, you can skip the milk chocolate and taper down the almond bark. Additionally, if you wanted to go for a more peanut buttery taste, add in peanut butter chips or even better, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups.

The possibilities go on and on. You could mix and match so many different variations of chocolates and nuts. And then you could add sea salt or caramel. My head is spinning. For now, stick to this recipe and see what you think. After that, maybe you will be daring enough to change things up. Don’t forget to comment on your chocolate peanut clusters turn out though.

More Easy Desserts

With life being so hectic, especially around the holidays, who wants to spend endless amounts of time cooking and baking in the kitchen? I certainly don’t have time to waste so I love making easy desserts! Here are some tried and true EASY desserts that are the perfect holiday desserts:

Christmas Crack

Cannoli Dip

Rolo Cookies

Cherry Pie Dump Cake

Dessert Martinis

A dessert martini is a martini that everyone should indulge in once in a while. And, the perfect time to try out a yummy dessert martini is around the holidays or any night, when you really need something extraordinary.

Tiramisu Martini

Snicker Licker Martini

Bananas Foster Martini

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini

Pistachio Martini

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Crock Pot Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can Lightly Salted Peanuts
  • 6 oz Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 4 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 lb Almond Bark

Instructions

  • Line crock pot with peanuts.
  • Layer chocolate chips and almond bark on top of peanuts.
  • Cook on low temp for approx 45 minutes. Keep an eye on the chocolate peanut clusters and stir the peanut/chocolate mixture every 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate has all melted together, it's done.
  • Spoon 1 tbsp of the peanut cluster mixture into large or mini cupcake liners.
  • Let cool in the freezer for 10 minutes or in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to fully harden.
  • ENJOY!

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