Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy

This slow cooker candy is so easy to make, tastes delicious and is perfect for gift giving.  Think neighbors, hostess gifts, teachers or even your kid’s Christmas stockings.  It can be made now and frozen so that’s one more thing you can cross off your busy holiday list.

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

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.  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

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

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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Course: Slow Cooker Homemade Candy, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 32 clusters
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Adapted by Mary Beth from Southern Living

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: 0.1% | Calcium: 0.7% | Iron: 4%
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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.comTo 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.

Enjoy!

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