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Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy :: Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters

Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy - Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters

If you're looking for an easy-to-make gift from the kitchen this slow cooker candy is not only easy-to-make but it tastes delicious and is perfect for gift giving.  I'm joining some wonderful bloggers to inspire you this Christmas as part of Hoosier Homemade's Homemade Holiday Inspiration. You can find so many great ideas here but first, let's make some candy together!

Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Chocolate-Covered Peanut ClustersHomemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

One of my sons has an allergy to tree nuts so I did not add any to this recipe but you certainly could do that.  

Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

*If adding cashews add at the very end once the chocolate mixture has melted instead of the beginning stirring in gently.  

Slow Cooker Candy :: Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters

Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen. They are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
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Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:2 hrs
Total Time:2 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce jar dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 16-ounce container cocktail peanuts
  • 32- ounce bag candy melts
  • 2 cups 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 4-ounce package German chocolate baking squares, broken into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine peanuts,
    Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
  • candy melts,
    Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
  • and chocolate (first 5 ingredients) in slow cooker.
    Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
  • Cover and cook on low 1 to 2 hours or until melted.
    Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com
  • Stir chocolate mixture and add vanilla, stirring once again.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto wax paper-lined baking sheets. Let stand until firm. You may need to place these in the refrigerator for a while. Once firm, store in an airtight food container. {These containers are awesome, by the way. They can go from the freezer to the oven and are BPA-Free).
    Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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Notes

Can be frozen.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Servings: 32 clusters
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

To make a smaller batch simply cut the recipe in half and monitor cooking time.

Homemade Slow Cooker Candy. These chocolate-covered peanut clusters taste delicious, can be made up to a month ahead of time and frozen and are perfect for gift giving and holiday entertaining. Get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

To make ahead and freeze allow to cool and firm up completely.  Once firm, place in an airtight food container and freeze for up to one month.  Allow to thaw in the refrigerator before serving or gifting.

There is something really special about giving and receiving a homemade gift from the kitchen. These delicious recipes from fellow bloggers are sure to please everyone on your Christmas list! 

Mistletoe Spiced Cider from Design Dazzle 

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream from Fresh Coast Eats

Cookie Dough Truffles from Hoosier Homemade

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix from House of Nash Eats 

M & M Cookie Mix in a Jar from Marty's Musings 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Gift Jars from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 

Homemade Vanilla Extract from Rose Bakes

Rosemary Salt from Savory Experiments 

Hot Buttered Rum Mix from Tastes of Homemade 

Slow Cooker Apple Butter from The Flour Handprint 

Slow Cooker Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters from The How to Home 

Instant Pot Raspberry Chipotle Jam from What's Cookin' Chicago 

Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  1. Hello Mary Beth, a pleasure meeting you. I am so glad you are sharing some awesome recipes at our link party, Dishing It & Digging It. I do love slow cooker recipes. but the chocolate clusters is calling my name. Thanks again for sharing. I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Linda, and you have a fabulous Thanksgiving as well!

  2. Angie Rose says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It & congratulations on being featured this week!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Angie Rose!

    2. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Angie Rose! I appreciate it.

  3. Jessica Formicola says:

    You can never go wrong with peanuts and chocolate! Such a great idea for gifting!

  4. These are the perfect addition to my holiday gift baskets this year, I absolutely love that I can use my slow cooker and have decadent treats to share at the end.

  5. Such a great gift idea! Everyone loves them!