With only four ingredients, you can make the easiest and most delicious Crock Pot Candy you will ever have. Add sprinkles for a festive Christmas touch, or leave them off for any occasion. 

Crock pot Candy on white cake stand

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Candy in Crockpot for Christmas

Crock Pot Candy is a recipe that I have been wanting to try for several years. So when I came across my Mother-in-law’s recipe for this Christmas candy, I knew right away it was time to give it a try. 

This candy in the crock pot is a bit different than her original recipe though, she simply melted the chocolate in the microwave, then stirred in the other ingredients. Which is another really easy method, however using the slow cooker to melt the chocolate and combine all the ingredients was super easy. 

Ingredients to make Crock Pot Candy

Crock Pot Candy

Full printable recipe and instructions are below


  • Almond Bark – chocolate or white chocolate
  • Cocktail Peanuts
  • Chunky Peanut Butter
  • Rice Krispie cereal
  • Sprinkles, if desired

Kitchen Essentials Needed

  • Crock Pot
  • Measuring Cup
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Cookie Dough Scoop or large spoon
  • 2 Baking Sheets
  • Parchment Paper

How to Make Crock Pot Candy

How to Make Crock Pot Candy

Full printable recipe and instructions are below

  1. Break Almond Bark into pieces and place in crock pot
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Cook on low for 15 minutes, then stir 
  5. Continue cooking for 15 minutes, stir. Cook for 5 minutes intervals, stirring after every 5 minutes until chocolate is completely melted
  6. Drop candy onto parchment paper with cookie dough scoop. You can also use a large spoon for this, but I have found a scoop to be easiest. 
  7. Add sprinkles immediately and let set 5-10 minutes or until set
  8. Place on plate to serve, or pack into container to give as gifts

Crock pot Candy on parchment paper

The addition of Christmas sprinkles gives the crock pot candy a festive touch. You can certainly leave the sprinkles off, or change the colors for any occasion. 

Crock Pot Candy is so popular that even Trisha Yearwood, of country music fame, has her own recipe. Although she uses only chocolate (3 different types) and peanuts. 

I think the addition of Rice Krispie cereal and chunky Peanut Butter in this recipe gives it more texture and flavor. And really, who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter combination. 

Crock pot Candy for Christmas with sprinkles

Crock Pot Candy – Frequently Asked Questions

How many pieces of candy does this recipe make? 

The amount will depend on how large your pieces are. I used a 1.5 tablespoon cookie dough scoop and got 54 pieces. 

How do I store Crock Pot Candy? 

Keep the candy in an airtight container. You can store it at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks

Can I use different chocolate? 

Yes, you can substitute chocolate chips for the almond bark. Just be sure the chips are made with cocoa butter not palm oil. The almond bark does melt a little easiest than chocolate chips. 

Can I add more ingredients?

You certainly can. Mini marshmallows, raisins, or other types of nuts like almonds are good. 

Do I have to use chunky peanut butter?

No, smooth is fine. I do like the extra texture that the chunky gives the candy, however smooth is fine.

What if I don’t have Parchment Paper? 

You can also use wax paper. Or you can drop the candy into small cupcake liners as well. 

Crock pot Candy on white plate

Now that you are done with the Crock Pot Candy, who will you give it to? Here are a few ideas for you to think about – 

  • Hostess – are you heading to a party, I bet the hostess would love to have this candy to serve her family or guests
  • Teacher – Candy is always a good idea for teachers during the holidays.
  • Neighbor – do you have a neighbor that you would like to give a gift to but have no idea what they would like? I bet they would love this Crock Pot Candy.
  • Co-Worker – do you have a gift exchange at work, but don’t know who you are giving to? Everyone loves candy. 

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Crock pot Candy on white cake stand

Crock Pot Candy

Yield: 50-54
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This easy candy takes only 4 ingredients and yields a large batch.


  • 1 package (24 oz) Almond Bark - chocolate or white chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups cocktail peanuts
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup rice krispie cereal
  • Sprinkles, if desired


  1. Break Almond Bark into pieces and place in crockpot
  2. Add peanuts, peanut butter and rice cereal
  3. Stir to combine (as best you can)
  4. Cook on low for 15 min, stir
  5. Continue cooking for 15 minutes, stir
  6. While the candy continues to cook for another 5 minutes, prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  7. Stir candy to be sure the chocolate is totally melted, if not continue cooking for 5 minutes. Repeat until completely melted
  8. Turn crockpot off
  9. Using a cookie dough scoop, make piles of candy onto parchment paper
  10. Immediately top with sprinkles, if desired
  11. Let set 5-10 minutes to set
  12. Store in refrigerator
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 54 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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