Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Clusters

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Clusters – crazy easy chocolate peanut butter clusters, just add to a crock pot!

As seen in our popular TikTok – this is our favorite easy Christmas Candy!

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Crock Pot Peanut Clusters

This candy is so easy to make, it will be your next favorite. Loaded with chocolate, peanut butter, peanut, and white chocolate flavor – and it requires almost NO work. If you can drop ingredients in a slow cooker, stir, and scoop – you can make this recipe!

We’re using chocolate chips, peanuts, and vanilla bark to make melt in your mouth sweet and salty peanut clusters that cook while you’re doing other things – so you can make this candy in a snap!

This is a great beginner candy-making recipe, since there is no boiling, checking temperatures, tempering, or technique involved – just dump ingredients and stir when it’s time.

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

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How To Make Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

These peanut clusters are SO simple and easy to make, they are one of our favorite candies to make at Christmas, or any time of year!

While all you really need to do is drop them in a crock pot and let it do it’s thing, there is an order that is important to pay attention to when adding the ingredients that will help your candy turn out perfect, every time.

  • Layer ingredients in a precise order: peanuts, chocolate, peanut butter chips, semi sweet chips, vanilla bark.
  • Close the lid and let the chocolate and candy melt for two hours.
  • Stir well.
  • Scoop candy onto wax paper. We like to place on a baking sheet, so we can pop into the fridge to chill to set quickly.
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Tips to Perfect Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters & FAQs

This slow cooker candy couldn’t be more simple – but there are a couple tips we’ve found to make it perfect, every time:

  • Be sure to follow the process we laid out in the ingredients to prevent burning – layer the ingredients in order!
  • If microwaving, microwave in 45 second bursts, stirring vigorously in between, and do not microwave until completely melted. Microwave until chocolate and candy is 80% melted, stir to melt the rest.
  • Candy sets QUICKLY if you are not in a very hot environment, so work quick to scoop and set on parchment or wax paper.
  • Setting in refrigerator isn’t needed, but can be used to set extra quickly if needed.
  • Add sprinkles immediately if desired, before candy sets.

FAQs

How long do peanut clusters last?

Homemade crockpot candy lasts about 2-3 weeks.

How do I store crockpot candy?

Store crockpot candy in an airtight container in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Do I need to use a cookie scoop to make crockpot candy?

You can scoop your candy however you like – we use a cookie scoop to keep the candy even sized, but it is not required.

Can I make crockpot peanut clusters in the microwave?

You can microwave the candy in 45 second bursts until candy and chocolate is mostly melted, stirring until completely melted. Stir in peanuts to finish.

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Other Christmas Treats You’ll Love

If you’re looking for other festive sweets and treats to give to friends and family this season, check out some of our favorites like our Easy Candied Pistachios, The Best Easy Russian Tea Cakes, Candy Cane Cake Batter Microwave Fudge, Microwave Peppermint Cookie Dough Fudge for One, German Chocolate Cookies Recipe, The Best Easy Chewy Sugar Cookies Ever Recipe, Easy Meringue Christmas Tree Pops, The Best Easy Sprinkle Cookies Recipe, and some of our recent favorites below:

You can find our complete desserts recipe index here.

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Yield: 40 clusters
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Delicious easy chocolate peanut clusters right from your slow cooker!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz jar salted roasted peanuts
  • 16 oz jar unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 12 oz peanut butter chips
  • 4 oz Bakers Sweetened German Chocolate Bar (green box)
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 lb vanilla candy bark

Instructions

  1. Layer ingredients in a precise order: peanuts, chocolate, peanut butter chips, semi sweet chips, vanilla bark.
  2. Close the lid and let the chocolate and candy melt for two hours on low or 1 hour on high.
  3. Stir well then allow to heat on low another 2 hours or high for 1 more hour, stirring each hour.
  4. Scoop candy, using a 1" cookie scoop onto wax paper or parchment paper. We like to place on a baking sheet, so we can pop into the fridge to chill to set quickly if it is hot out, though it will set quickly if it is cool in your kitchen.
  5. Let set, about 20-30 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 40 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 267Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 1mgSodium 73mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 3gSugar 12gProtein 8g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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