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.

CrockPot Candy on a blue and white striped platter with nuts around it.

Crockpot Candy

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.

CrockPot Candy cut in half on a blue and white striped platter

What is CrockPot Candy

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 Crockpot Chocolate Peanut 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.

Ingredients for CrockPot Candy in a slow cooker

How to Make CrockPot Candy

This CrockPot Candy is the easiest holiday recipe you’ll ever try.

  1. No baking at all, just dump everything into the slow cooker or crock pot.
  2. Give it a stir.
  3. Plop spoonfuls of chocolatey goodness onto a baking sheet.
  4. 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.

Two clusters of crockpot candy stacked on a platter with nuts around it.

How To Store CrockPot Candy

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 this CrockPot Candy…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

They’re the perfect addition to a holiday cookie tray with a pile of these simple No-Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies and these Gingerbread Ganache Cups!

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CrockPot Candy cut in half on a blue and white striped platter

Get the Recipe: Crock Pot Candy Recipe

Candy has never been easier to make than this CrockPot Candy made with chocolate, nuts and dried fruit. So festive and fun for the holidays.
5 from 5 votes


  • 30 ounces Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • 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.


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Total time includes 1 hour of chilling.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 131kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 180mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1.7mg