A great gift idea for the holidays! Crockpot Candy is as easy to make as they are addicting. Dump the ingredients in a slow cooker, drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and chill. So VERY simple to make and so VERY good to eat…you may need to make a second batch just for yourself.
I’m going to say it….please don’t hate me…but I need to see some snow. Like some legit snow in my neighborhood soon. Even a little flurry that melts in minutes but I don’t feel Christmasy at all. And snow is usually the shove I need to get into the holiday spirit.
In the meantime, I’m making all the Christmas-y things like my favorite Crockpot Peanut Clusters but amped up with a buttery nut blend and dried fruit. So, like a fruit and nut cluster that’s as easy as can be. It makes a fun and sweet gift for hostesses during the holiday season.
What are Nut Clusters
I’ve been baking gingerbread like it’s the end of the world and testing a few cocktails just to be festive. And I’m making delicious gifts for my friends and neighbors…like these super, insanely easy Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters. Did I mention they’re super, insanely easy to make? In the slow cooker? Like insanely easy.
It’s kind of like Chunky candy from back in the day….chocolate covered nuts and dried fruit is dropped onto parchment lined baking sheets then allowed to set. They’re extremely decadent and if you’re not a mixed nut fan, you can totally make these with just regular peanuts.
How to Make Them
These Slow Cooker Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters are the easiest holiday recipe you’ll ever try. No baking at all, just dump everything into the slow cooker or crock pot..give it a stir…then plop spoonfuls of chocolatey goodness onto a baking sheet.
Chill….and try not to eat them all. I ate them all. All of them. Really. It’s a good thing I started running again because, seriously, I ate every last one.
How Long Do They Last
You can store your Crockpot Candy in an airtight container for up to 10 days….if it lasts that long.
You can also FREEZE your chocolate peanut clusters for up to 3 months. Just store in a freezer bag, press out the air and stash in the freezer for a sweet treat emergency.
And if you don’t like all the ingredients in these Slow Cooker Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters…that’s ok because you can make them anyway you want. Skip the figs, add candied orange peel, use just one type of nut, go for an all nut cluster…it’s your gift to make for whomever, however you’d like.
More Easy Holiday Treats
- Bourbon Dark Chocolate Truffles
- Pink Champagne Gummy Bears
- Easy Microwave Fudge // Video
- Chocolate Cornflake Candy
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters
- 3 10- ounce bags Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers (I use Ghirardelli
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped dried figs
- 2 cups assorted nuts
- Add the chocolate wafers to a slow cooker or crock pot.
- Cook on low for 1 hour and stir until smooth.
- Add the golden raisins, raisins, figs and nuts. Stir to coat completely.
- Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop small mounds of the chocolate mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment until all the chocolate has been used.
- Transfer to the refrigerator to cool for 1 hour or until firm.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 14 days.