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Crockpot Chocolate Candy with Nuts

Crockpot chocolate candy bites are a great Christmas treat to make with pecans, nut clusters and pretzels. Add bits of other things if you like to coat, harden, and create bite size desserts that are family friendly. Like our Crockpot peanut clusters but with pretzels inside.

Crockpot Chocolate Candy

Crockpot Chocolate Candy clusters are one of my favorite holiday treats. It’s one of those great Crockpot recipes that combine white chocolate chips and white almond bark to create the perfect Christmas dessert. Once you put the pecans in the recipe, there’s no stopping everyone from gobbling it up as fast as possible. (affiliate links present)

Can I melt chocolate in a Crockpot?

Yes!! Melting chocolate in the slow cooker is a holiday tradition and so easy to do. In fact, it’s a holiday MUST. Once the weather turns colder and we get into the last two months of the year, our minds are on all things sweets and treats. 

There’s just something about crock pot candy that no one can deny. Maybe it’s that you can grab and eat it as you walk and mingle, or maybe it’s just because the candy coating is the perfect treat for your tastebuds! You use both almond bark and chips to make these.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉


How to make chocolate candy in Slow Cooker

Since it’s a good assumption to make that the oven will be quite busy over the next few months, having a crock pot (or two) handy is key. I use my crock pot for everything, from sauce making to German chocolate desserts, to more. 

As you can tell from the easy-to-print recipe below. You only need six ingredients to whip up this treat. This means that in no time at all, and with little planning needed, you’ll have a classic holiday dessert that everyone will love. Just throw it all in to melt, fold together, and then cool your dollops to enjoy.

Recipe For Crockpot Chocolate Candy

As you can tell from my recipe, it’s a pretty simple and straightforward process. While I’m a huge fan of how it’s written, don’t forget that there is always a bit of wiggle room to change things up. 

We started with making Crockpot peanut clusters, and those were amazing. Then we added more stuff to these babies.

chocolate pretzels

Crockpot Chocolate and Nuts

Some people prefer to replace the pecans with peanuts because there’s no denying that chocolate peanut combination. I’m all for hearing what you like and prefer best, too! Just know that when you put the peanuts into the crockpot, you’re going to find the peanuts on the bottom quickly because they’re going to sink. 

This isn’t really a problem per se, just something to be aware of. I just stir with a wooden spoon until smooth because once you dump all the ingredients out onto the baking sheets, it all tends to level out just fine. 

Why don’t my peanut clusters harden?

Almond bark is the key. You can’t just use bagged chips as they won’t get hard and stay that way. Another tip for success is that you need to line the baking sheets with either wax paper or parchment paper. If not, you may be scraping the pan and just chipping off the pieces to enjoy! 

If that happens – don’t fret. I can assure you that the flavor and taste will still be there 100%. 

crockpot dessert

How to make Crockpot Candy with Pecans

Since I’ve been making this holiday slow cooker candy recipe for years, I’ve learned that I’m not very patient when it comes to waiting for this great recipe to harden. 

It might be because of my sweet tooth, or it might be because 30 minutes of time or longer seems like an eternity when I want to try desserts. But trust me on this one – you need to let it cool down and get to room temperature before cutting or eating. 

It has to firm up and cool down, or it’s going to be messy. For it to be ready to eat, I’d give yourself about 2 hours to be certain. Just pop in a holiday movie, or make our Crockpot apple crisp to eat that night in a clean pot and the time will pass before you know it. 

slow cooker chocolate candy

Crockpot White Chocolate Candy

This chocolate recipe is really great for creating family fun baking memories. It’s a fast and easy recipe that is the perfect balance between sweetness and crunch. Along with our slow cooker lava cake you’ll be over the top in yum.

I really do enjoy using the pecans because they’re a softer nut than some of the other nut choices. I do appreciate the times that I’ve tried this recipe with peanuts and walnuts, though because it is quite a flavor difference.  

More than likely, you’ll have some of this holiday candy recipe leftover. That’s good news! It means that you’ll get to enjoy it a few more times before it’s gone. You can even put a few in a hiding spot in the fridge that only you’re aware of. Mom tip, right there!

This does need to be stored in the fridge in a cool and dry space. I recommend storing it in a container with an airtight lid. If your container is small, put waxed paper between the layers so that the pieces of candy don’t stick to each other in the process. 

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Crockpot Candy White Chocolate

You can even make this with white bark. Make a few batches and save for longer. Just pop into the freezer and enjoy it a few months down the road, too! All you need is a freezer-safe container or bag and you’re all set.

Why did my Crockpot candy burn?

You kept it in too long. If you look inside and it has turned from brown to a harder white color then you have neglected it and there really is no way to recover. Make sure you set a timer since the one, or when making Instant Pot peanut clusters won’t make a sound. When against the hot sides and bottom chocolate can burn easily.

Let me know what you think about this chocolate crock pot candy recipe. I think it’s a super delicious and fun way to enjoy creating quick easy dessert recipes during the holiday season. This is one recipe that is family-friendly and an easy way to get everyone excited about cooking together in the kitchen. 

If you like other “old fashioned” choices during December, Grandma’s fruitcake is always a hit.

How to Melt Chocolate in a Crockpot

We have made other goodies in this same pot too. With peaches we love Crockpot cobbler with frozen fruit. Let us share a few of our favorites too like: Want to try another popular dessert like this? Give Crockpot brownies a whirl. You can print recipe below and enjoy!

crockpot candy
Crockpot Chocolate Candy recipe

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Crockpot Chocolate Candy

Crockpot chocolate candy bites are a great Christmas treat to make with pecans and pretzels. Add peanuts too for delicious dessert bites.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, chocolate, clusters, crockpot, pretzel bites, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 234kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Spray inside of slow cooker with non stick spray. Add broken apart almond bark, pecans, pretzels, coconut oil and all of your chocolate chips.
  • Put lid on and cook on high for 1 hour. Lift lid and stir. If it is quite thick add 1 more tbsp coconut oil to thin it out a bit. Continue to cook for additional 30 minutes or until chocolate is smooth all the way through.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper and use a tbsp to create large dollops on top with space in between them. Can add colored sprinkles to top if desired now.
  • Allow to sit at room temperature until set, will take about 2 hours. Store in fridge inside a container with parchment or wax paper in between layers so they don't stick.


Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Chocolate Candy
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 24IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sunday 5th of December 2021

I’d like to make this for my niece, who doesn’t like nuts. Can I simply leave them out? If so, do I put in extra pretzel pieces so the consistency will be the same? Any thoughts or tips appreciated!


Sunday 5th of December 2021

@Tracy, you really could use anything like raisins, dried cranberries etc. just make sure you have enough coating for all pieces.

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