After having made these Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters a few weeks ago, I knew I had to make it's “sister” candy – so just using white chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Our son loves the regular chocolate peanut clusters, but there's a new sheriff in town! Now, this crockpot candy is his favorite. Give this slow cooker candy recipe a try – I bet you'll love it!
White Chocolate Crockpot Candy Recipe
We are in full blown Christmas mode at the Sorensen house and it's fun times! I am a planner, and that's not always a blessing. I find that sometimes I tend to plan time away when I plan so far in advance.
But, in this case, it's a good thing, as I am waaaay ahead of my holiday baking since I've been making crockpot candy. Seriously, there's not any easier dessert to make on the planet than candy in the crock pot.
And, the great news is that Santa loves these chocolate clusters just as much, so they serve a solution three times over – chocolate crockpot candy for guests, treats for Santa and small commitment of time for me – win, win, win!
The slow cooker has been my favorite kitchen tool forever. I did cave and buy the Instant Pot, but gosh… I have to admit that I am having a heck of a time getting used to that guy. I know that the Instant Pot will grow on me once I find some homerun recipes, but for now when I have little time to learn new “tricks” slow cooker recipes for me, it is!
So, on to how I whip up this White Chocolate Crockpot Candy:
Combine all ingredients in a dry, clean Crockpot. I used my trusty round crockpot (this one here is my favorite and it's on sale! It's my go-to crockpot for things like this as it's always consistent on the temperature.
Grab the lid of the crockpot and under it lay paper towels to cover the entire top of the crockpot. Crockpots slow cook and because of that, condensation drips back into the food from the lid. By placing the paper towels under the lid, you're not allowing any of the condensation to drip into the crockpot, and therefore stopping any water from getting into the chocolate. If any liquid gets into the chocolate it will harden, and you won't have very smooth clusters.
Set the crockpot to low for one hour. Stir. You * may need an extra 15 minutes on low (don't forget to put that paper towel back in place!) Check every 15 minutes if you do indeed more cooking time.
Once all of the chocolate is melted, you're ready to spoon out the peanuts onto parchment paper. If you don't use parchment paper while cooking, you're missing out big time. Wax paper will do if you're in a pinch, but I am telling you that parchment paper is one of my favorite kitchen hacks. For baking cookies it's a MUST use at my house.
Simply spoon out 1/4 cup increments of the peanuts onto your parchment paper and let sit for 2-3 hours to let them harden. While they're wet you'll want to sprinkle on your sprinkles if you're using them. They're SO cute with the sprinkles and I love how you can use sprinkles to change these up to make them birthday party peanut clusters, or snowflake peanut clusters (see my different kinds below). How cute!
Full directions for this crockpot candy are below (enjoy!)
White Chocolate Crockpot Candy Recipe
dry roasted peanuts
White Chocolate German Chocolate Baking Bar
bag semisweet white chocolate chips
white almond bark
Add all ingredients to slow cooker in the order listed above.
Place a paper towel over the crockpot and place the lid on top of the crock pot.
Let cook on low for 1 hour (no peeking!)
After an hour, stir to combine everything.
Put the paper towel back on top of the crockpot and replace the lid.
Allow to cook for 15 more minutes.
Drop spoonfuls of the candy onto parchment paper and allow to cool completely.
Depending on the temperature of your room this could take 2-3 hours.