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Crockpot Christmas Crack

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Five ingredient Crockpot Christmas Crack is not only delicious, but it’s super easy to make. After one bite your family and friends will be begging to you make more. Stat!

crockpot Christmas crack made with chocolate, peanuts and holiday sprinkles with text overlay

When the holiday season rolls around, I am all about making life easier. And that includes preparing meals and treats that are simple. Even better when the recipe is no-bake or I can use my crockpot, Instant Pot, or air fryer.

I love to bake and all things sweets. If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, my Crockpot Christmas Crack recipe is going to wow you! Not only are they festive, but these sweet treats make a great homemade gift idea for teachers, coworkers, neighbors and bake sales.

The sprinkles are listed as optional. While they don’t add to the flavor, they make the Christmas candy look pretty with minimal effort. And you can decorate these for other occasions and holidays by using different colors of sprinkles.

Christmas Crack also makes a nice addition to your holiday cookie trays. This recipe makes a TON of candy and it’s budget-friendly (who doesn’t want to save a little money during the holidays).

Before we get to baking, check out my Fun Christmas Party Ideas for Families. You CAN celebrate the season without busting your budget.

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What You Need To Make Crockpot Christmas Crack

Ingredients

White Chocolate Almond Bark – any brand will do.

Chocolate Almond Bark

Chocolate Chips – we recommend semi-sweet. If you want a healthier option, check out Lily’s Baking Chocolate.

Salted peanuts – peanuts can be a little pricey. I usually find the best prices at Costco or Sam’s Club.

Peanut Butter – pick your fave, either chunky or smooth will work

Holiday sprinkles – The Wilton brand has a ton of festive options

Tools Needed:

  • Crockpot
  • Crockpot liners – while you don’t have HAVE to have these, they are really a lifesaver and make cleanup a breeze, so I definitely recommend.
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Parchment paper or Silicone baking mats
  • Cookie scoop or two spoons
Christmas crack candy cooling on parchment paper next to two bowls of sprinkles

Can I substitute Peanuts For Something Else?

Absolutely! Cashews, almonds and pecans work really well with this recipe, too.

How To Use Crockpot Candy for Other Holidays

While we call this recipe Christmas Crack, you can easily switch things up to make this a year around no-bake treat. Here are our recommendations.

Easter – Use pastel sprinkles

For the Fall – Add raisins or dried cranberries

Red, White, and Blue – Use all white chocolate and top with red, white, and blue sprinkles

St. Patrick’s Day – Use all white chocolate and add green food coloring for a festive green treat.

Halloween – Use all white chocolate and use food coloring to make different colors (think purple, green, or orange!). Or you can follow the recipe as written and find some spooky sprinkles to add.

New Year’s – Want to give your crockpot candy some bling? Use edible shimmer paint and brush with metallic silver and/or gold

Tips for Making and Storing

  • Place a kitchen towel between the crockpot lid & liner to keep condensation from dripping into the chocolate mixture.
  • I like to keep these treats on the small size because they are rich.
  • To give as gifts, package in cello bags or festive holiday tins with cute gift tags.
  • Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. If it’s stored in a cool place, your candy will stay fresh for 2-3 weeks (even longer if you keep it in the fridge).

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Crockpot Christmas Crack

You'll love this 5 Ingredient crockpot candy recipe. It's delicious & super easy to make.
4 from 1 vote
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Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 75 pieces
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom

Ingredients

  • 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, chunky or smooth
  • Holiday sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  • Prepare the crockpot insert by adding a liner or a light coating of non-stick cooking spray.
  • Break the almond bark into pieces and place in the crockpot.
  • Add peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate chips.
  • Cook on low for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the lid (see notes) and stir.
  • Continue cooking for 45-90 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes until the chocolate and bark have melted.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper, waxed paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Using a cookie scoop or 2 spoons, scoop chocolate onto prepared baking sheets.
  • If using sprinkles, add them before the chocolate sets ups. I work in batches of 6-8 pieces when adding sprinkles.
  • Let peanut clusters stand on the counter for chocolate to set. To speed up the cooling process you can place the trays in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place for 2-3 weeks. Will keep longer in the refrigerator.

Notes

Notes:
  • Place a kitchen towel between the crockpot lid & insert to keep condensation from dripping into the chocolate mixture when you remove the lid to stir.
  • Substitute cashews or pecans for the peanuts.
  • Add raisins or dried cranberries.
  • Make these tasty treats year round by swapping out the sprinkles colors.
  • Cook time will vary based on your slow cooker – you may need to cook a little longer or a little less.
  • We recommend making these candies on the smaller size because this candy is rich.
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Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

Keyword: chocolate peanut butter candy, chocolate peanut clusters, christmas candy

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2 Comments

  1. Sound yummy which is why i gave 4 stars, but…recipe is incomplete. Where does the peanut butter come in?

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