This easy-to-make crock pot Christmas crack, aka Christmas candy, is a delightfully tasty holiday treat that anyone can make with very little fuss! The tasty combination of chocolate and peanut butter make these festive peanut clusters a popular favorite for kids of all ages!
Layer all of the ingredients into your crock pot or slow cooker, starting with the roasted peanuts (salted and unsalted). Add the semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips, plus the peanut butter chips, then the white almond bark. *Breaking the almond bark down into the squares will work just fine for melting in this candy recipe.
16 oz unsalted peanuts, 16 oz salted peanuts, 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, 12 oz milk chocolate chips, 20 oz peanut butter chips, 2 lbs white almond bark
Cover the crock pot and turn to low heat. After 1 ½ hours, uncover and stir. Return the cover and cook on low heat for another 30 minutes. Once the chocolate and peanuts have cooked for 2 hours, stir and turn off the heat. Replace the cover and leave the mixture in your crock pot for an additional 30 minutes.
Stir before portioning out the chocolate candy mixture onto parchment paper, wax paper, or aluminum foil. Leave the candies to harden for about 1 hour at room temperature.
My favorite way to change this recipe up a bit is to use one package peanut butter chips (10 ounces) and then swap in Reese's mini pieces (10 ounces) for the second portion of peanut butter chips.