Our Crockpot Christmas Crack recipe is super easy to make in your slow cooker! This easy candy recipe makes a big batch and is perfect this time of year! We love it for holiday parties! You’ll love the mix of German, semi-sweet, and white almond bark chocolate. It’s the ultimate sweet and salty treat!
We’ve made so many different Christmas candy recipes, and this crockpot chocolate candy is by far our favorite recipe! You just throw your ingredients in the crockpot, stir, and blob spoonfuls on wax paper, and this homemade looks so pretty! We love to serve it at a holiday party on cookie trays, for a Christmas movie night, or give it as a gift to the neighbors.
Every December, Mom and I go to a fancy area in Nashville and look at all of the Christmas decorations and little stores. We also get a few pieces of candy from a little fancy chocolate store.
This Christmas Crack Crockpot candy tastes just as good if not better!!
Plus, it makes enough that you can share with your family and friends!
How Do You Make Crockpot Christmas Candy?
If you have a large crockpot already, you can find all of your other ingredients for this slow cooker chocolate candy down the baking aisle at the grocery store.
For our specific recipe – which makes a huge batch – you’ll need:
- 32 oz jar of salted dry-roasted peanuts
- 1 cup mini pretzels
- 1 cup rice Chex
- 4 oz German’s Sweet Chocolate
- 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2.5 pounds white chocolate almond bark / vanilla candy coating
A nice addition is also to use holiday sprinkles! We used red, green, and white sprinkles.
You may also want mini cupcake liners if you don’t want to spoon the mixture onto a cookie sheet.
Then, you’ll layer the chocolate over the mixture. You’ll want to start with the German’s Sweet Chocolate, then the semi-sweet chocolate chips, and end on the almond bark.
You’ll want to cook all of this on LOW for 3 hours.
We recommend that you DO NOT STIR.
….but if you do around 1.5 hours, know that it won’t take as long to cook.
After the 3 hours (or less), stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it’s smooth.
Now you’re ready to drop 2 Tbsp of the mixture either into a cupcake liner or on a cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper.
Here’s the toughest part —
You need to let the candy cool before moving it from the cupcake liners or cookie sheet.
Then, you’re ready to enjoy!
Creating Your Own Crockpot Candy Crack
You can always customize this recipe to be whatever candies and flavors you like the best!
Originally the recipe called for only 1 type of chocolate and peanuts, but we also love Chex mix and pretzels! So we added them in!
You can also add:
- chopped walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts
- peppermint chips
- toffee bits
- sea salt
- Rice Krispies cereal
- milk chocolate chips versus semi-sweet
I even have played with the idea of getting those mini Reeses cups, but I’m not sure how they’d melt yet! If you try it – let us know!
We also added red and green sprinkles for a festive look, but you can also skip it, and eat this candy year round! It would be great for Valentines Day or bake sales too!
Crockpot Christmas Crack FAQ
This delicious candy is perfect for the holiday season or just the next time your sweet tooth is calling! It’s such a simple recipe and one of the easiest treats to make and enjoy!
Below we answer some of the questions we’ve been asked about customizing and storing the candy.
Can you make Christmas Crock Pot Candy without nuts?
Totally! You can mix in anything you like to the recipe including the ideas we shared above!
Can I make this Christmas Crockpot Candy with caramel?
Yes – you can use caramel, as well as, peanut butter chips in this crockpot candy!
Can I use mini cupcake liners?
Yes, some people use cupcake liners instead of dropping the warm candy on wax paper. All you have to do is drop the mixture into a cupcake liner and let it harden.
You could even drizzle warm chocolate or peanut butter over the top of them for an added touch!
Do I have to use a slow cooker to make this candy?
You could make it on the stove or melt the chocolate in the microwave, but it’s definitely not as easy as using a crockpot.
How do I store crock-pot Christmas crack?
This candy can sit out at room temperature for a few hours for a party. Then we recommend sealing the leftovers in an airtight container. You could also pack up a few pieces of delicious candy in cellophane bags to give to family or friends!
Can you freeze this easy crock pot candy recipe?
Yes, you can freeze this crockpot Christmas crack candy! You’ll want to store pieces in an airtight, freezer-safe ziplock. To thaw, leave the bag out the night before (or at least a few hours before) you you want to serve it.
Can I make a smaller batch?
Absolutely! You can just cut our recipe below in half, or you can always pack it up for family and friends like we did!
If you like our Crockpot Christmas Crack Candy, You May Also Like:
- Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting
- Christmas Snack Mixes
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Christmas Brunch Ideas
- 2 pounds salted dry-roasted peanuts
- 1 cup mini pretzels
- 1 cup rice chex
- 4 ounces German's Sweet Chocolate
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2.5 pounds white almond bark
- festive sprinkles (optional)
- Put the peanuts, mini pretzels, rice chex in the bottom of a 4-quart crockpot.
- Layer the chocolate over the above starting first with the German's Sweet Chocolate, then the semi-sweet chocolate chips, and end on the almond bark.
- Cook on LOW for 3 hours. DO NOT STIR, but if you do around 1.5 hours and know that it won't take as long. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth whether you wait 3 hours and can't help yourself and stir mid-way like me.
- Drop about 2 Tbsp into a cupcake pan lined or onto a cookie sheet.
- Allow the candy to cool completely before trying to move from cookie sheet or take out of cupcake liners.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Another easy treat to make are these cute Santa Claus Hat Donuts!