Crock Pot Peanut Clusters: This easy crock pot candy is loaded with delicious flavors, peanuts, and is topped to make it fun and festive. The perfect holiday treat.
Have you ever made candy in your crock pot before? These Crock Pot Peanut Clusters are a seriously yummy treat, and take no time at all. It is a dump and stir candy option, and you can customize them to fit whatever holiday or event you want. After you make the cluster, you drizzle some colored chocolates or candy wafers over the top and add some sprinkles.
So think of the possibilities: Christmas with red and green, Easter with pastels, Valentine’s with reds and pinks!
I mean, it really could be so fun to make Crock Pot Peanut Clustersfor every occasion, or no occasion at all. They are so simple, take just a few ingredients, and taste amazing! So why not make them for book club? or Bunko?
I love eating nuts, they are a great source of protein, they taste good, and they can be a filling and nutritious snack. But some nuts cost more than others. Fortunately peanuts are cheap, easy to come by, and totally flavorful. They are even better when you douse them in candiquick or almond bark, and load them up with sprinkles and other fun goodies.
Crock Pot Peanut Cluster Tips:
- Even though the recipe says to cook for 1-2 hours, just pay attention to your crock pot. Every crock pot cooks at a different temperature, and you just want to melt the white chocolate and almond bark, not burn it.
- Use both roasted and salted peanuts and honey roasted peanuts. It gives more flavor and variation to your clusters. Trust me it makes them super duper delicious.
- Use white chocolate chips, candy melts, and almond bark when making this. You could use just one option, but the variety is fun.
- Mix up the candy melts and chocolate chips with the peanuts, and top with the almond bark.
- Stir about an hour in, and keep an eye on it.
- Scoop out the clusters, and add some sprinkles, M&M’s or other candies right away while the chocolate is still melted.
- Keep refrigerated or in a cool dry space to make your crock pot peanut clusters stay together.
- Add your own variations: Coconut, caramel bits, other nuts, other candies, can all be mixed in for a fun variation on this easy treat!
- It makes a lot, so cut the recipe in half if you don’t want a ton. But watch it more closely because less in the pot means it may cook faster.
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Crock Pot Peanut Clusters
- 1 lb roasted salted peanuts
- 1 lb honey roasted peanuts
- 12 ounces white chocolate chips
- 10 ounces white candy wafers melts
- 24 ounces almond bark
- Blue and red candy melts- melted and put in zip top bag or piping bag
- Put peanuts, white chocolate chips, and candy melts in a 5 quart crock pot.
- Stir it all together so they are well mixed.
- Top with chunks of almond bar
- Cook on high heat (or medium if you slow cooker allows for that), for 1 hour, keeping an eye on things, and stirring about half way through.
- Stir fully.
- While they are still wet, add M&M's and sprinkles.
- Melt the colored candy melts, and drizzle over the top
- Let set up in fridge for 30 minutes or so.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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