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!
What’s in Crockpot Christmas Crack?
Our Crockpot Christmas Crack calls for peanuts, pretzels, rice Chex mix, and a mix of German, semi-sweet, and white almond bark chocolate. It’s the ultimate sweet and salty treat!
Why We Love It
We’ve made so many different homemade Christmas candy recipes, and this crockpot chocolate candy is by far our favorite recipe!
1. Easy to Make
You just throw your ingredients in the crockpot, stir, and blob spoonfuls on wax paper. You can top with sprinkles if you want – but it’s that easy!
2. It’s Pretty
3. It Makes a Lot
This crockpot Christmas candy recipe makes a huge batch of candy – 40 pieces – so you can enjoy it and share it!
4. Tastes Amazing
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!!
5. Easy to Find Ingredients
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.
Ingredients for Crockpot Christmas Crack
- 16 oz jar (1 pound jar) of salted dry-roasted peanuts
- 2 cups mini pretzels
- 3 cups rice Chex
- 4 oz German’s Sweet Chocolate
- 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Two 24oz packages of 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.
How do you make crockpot Christmas candy?
Crockpot candy is easy to make! Start by placing the peanuts, mini pretzels, Rice Chex in the bottom of a 4-quart crockpot. If you’re mixing in anything else (besides chocolate or caramel) you can add that in now.
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 1.5 hours.
We recommend that you DO NOT STIR.
With that said, if you do stir it around the halfway mark, know that it won’t take as long to cook.
After the 1.5 hours (or less), stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it’s smooth.
Now you’re ready to drop in 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 baking sheet.
Then, you’re ready to enjoy!
The best part? This recipe makes a large enough batch that you can enjoy it and have plenty to share with your family and friends too!
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
- mini marshmallows
- 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 this easy crockpot candy recipe 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:
- 1 pound (16oz jar) salted dry-roasted peanuts
- 2 cups mini pretzels
- 3 cups Rice Chex
- 4 ounces German's Sweet Chocolate
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Two 24 oz packages of 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 1.5 hours. DO NOT STIR, but if you do midway through, know that it won't take as long. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.
- 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: Calories: 306Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 20gNet Carbohydrates: 15gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 9g
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