Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy made with just four ingredients is a perfectly easy holiday recipe that will make gifting even easier!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy made with just four ingredients is a perfectly easy holiday recipe that will make gifting even easier!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy is actually even easier than most slow cooker dishes on the site. Usually I tell you tips and tricks about browning and liquids and keeping things crisp. In this recipe it is as simple as it gets and it takes no time at all!

This recipe is the last one this year brought to you by Peanut Butter and Co. who I’ve basically waxed poetic about to you all since the beginning of this blog.

We love their products (I include jars in every care package I ship to college aged friends!) and when presented with the opportunity to work with them after meeting them in Chicago, I was overjoyed about it. Our first recipe together was for Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake which is both a family favorite and a blog favorite! Over 750,000 people viewed that recipe this year alone!

So why are they so great? Well, it is all natural to start with. Second, the FLAVORS. We’re huge fans of The Bees Knees, White Chocolate Wonderful and the flavor in today’s recipe, Dark Chocolate Dreams. Third, they’re GMO Free and fourth, tons of protein!

The easiest slow cooker chocolate candy you'll ever make with delicious dark chocolate peanut butter!

Why make chocolate candy in a slow cooker?

Well to be fair, you could warm up the chocolate in another container over a double boiler or in a microwave. But cooking it in the slow cooker allows for an even low heat to warm through all the ingredients and it keeps them warm in the process of scooping them.

If made in a microwave you’d have multiple bowls going, it would be messy to keep stirring and it is very active work. In this recipe you’re dumping the ingredients, mixing and coming back 90 minutes later to scoop.

Crockpot Chocolate Candy is super easy to make. Just stir and warm!

PLUS, an added bonus of making this delicious Chocolate Peanut Candy in the slow cooker is you can scale to more and more candies with no extra effort. We’ve tripled this recipe in a 7 quart slow cooker with no issues (just 30 minutes more on the cook time). It made 150 chocolate candies!

Looking for delicious and EASY holiday treats you can pass out to your friends? It doesn’t get any easier than crockpot candy. You don’t even have to turn on the oven, you just have to keep scooping and giving it fridge time to set back up. Another non cooking option? Christmas White Chocolate Trash Snack Mix.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy made with just four ingredients is a perfectly easy holiday recipe that will make gifting even easier!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy Mix-ins:

Using the same base recipe:

  • Add in a chocolate covered caramel into the liner before scooping on the candy (this will make significantly more as the caramel will take up space too).
  • Top with a mini pretzel and call them chubby hubby chocolates.
  • Add in raisins and crumbled granola bars at the last second for a monster cookie crockpot candy.
  • Add in diced jellies for a pb&j slow cooker candy.

Using different base recipes:

  • Using White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter and swapping the semisweet for all white, you can add in pistachio and dried cranberries for a Christmas fruit and nut treat.
  • Using mini marshmallows you fold in after allowing the mixture to cool for 10 minutes first,  you can make Fluffernutter slow cooker candies. Use white chocolate instead of the semi sweet and Smooth Operator Peanut Butter.

Such easy holiday gifts, you'll love this Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Candy!

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy made with just four ingredients is a perfectly easy holiday recipe that will make gifting even easier!
Yield 48 Servings
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Into a small 3 or 4 quart slow cooker add all the ingredients.
  • Mix and cook on low heat for 90 minutes.
  • Stir and if not easily combined to a creamy consistency cook on low an additional 30 minutes.
  • Line a mini muffin tin with liners.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop the candy into the mini muffin liners.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes to harden.

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Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 85mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Keyword: Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy
Crockpot Chocolate Candy is super easy to make. Just stir and warm!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy made with just four ingredients is a perfectly easy holiday recipe that will make gifting even easier!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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    1. You can warm up the chocolate in a double broiler or in the microwave but the process is so much easier using a slow cooker…and less mess too!

  1. I can’t find this peanut butter. What else do you suggest? I saw Reese’s spread in the store. Would that work?

    1. Oh no!! If you click on the hyperlink in the recipe card, it will take you to their website. They have a “where to buy” tab that will allow you to enter in your zip code to find a store near you.

  2. The crock pot is so handy! I could eat that chocolate peanut butter right out of the jar!