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Crock Pot Candy: No-Bake Chocolate Confection

Not really a cookie, but it’s cut like one! Crock Pot Candy is mixed together in (you guessed it!) your crock pot.  

You leave it and forget it for about an hour. Then come back, stir it, let it cook for a few minutes more, pour it, let it set … and voila, you have an a-m-a-z-i-n-g confection.

It’s a super easy recipe (your 6-year-old can make it) and yields a LOT.

That’s one reason it’s a good one to use to make gifts for teachers, neighbors, family members or to take to a party as a dish to pass.

Because if you make it and keep it, you’ll probably eat it all yourself.

Crock Pot Candy from The Cookie Elf

Prep time: <5 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Set time: about an hour

Makes about 60-120 pieces (depending upon how you cut them)


16 ounces unsalted peanuts

16 ounces salted peanuts

4 ounces (one bar) German chocolate baking bar, broken into pieces

2 cups (12-ounce bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips

2-24 ounce packages vanilla almond bark, broken into pieces

Directions for Crock Pot Candy

  1. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with waxed paper or parchment paper so that the liner extends beyond the ends of the pan. Set the pan aside.
  2. Layer ingredients in the crock pot in this order: nuts, German chocolate bar pieces, chocolate chips, vanilla almond bark pieces.
  3. Cover the crock pot and cook the ingredients on low for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the crock pot lid. Stir the ingredients thoroughly until the nuts are covered with melted candy and the chocolate and almond bark are well combined. There will likely be a few pieces of candy that are not fully melted. If so, cover the crock pot and let the ingredients cook for another 10 minutes on low. Do not overcook.
  5. Remove the crock pot lid. Stir the candy to ensure it is completely melted and blended together. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Place the pan in the refrigerator for an hour so the candy can set.
  7. Remove the pan from the refrigerator. Grasp ends of pan liner to lift candy out of the pan. Set it on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut candy into pieces.
  8. Place candy in an air-tight container with waxed paper in between layers. Store it in the refrigerator.

Special Baking Tips for Crock Pot Candy

You can substitute any kind of nuts for the peanuts (such as almonds or pecans) when you use a combined 32 ounces of nuts. Make sure half are unsalted and half are salted.

Do not let chocolate overheat or it will seize and become unusable.

You can cut the candy into evenly-shaped pieces or simply let the knife break it up into various shapes and sizes.

See more Easy No-Bake Cookies on our Pinterest board.

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