Have you ever dreamed of being one of those people who hands out homemade candy at Christmas, but secretly loathe those with that much time on their hands during the holidays? Well my friend, this recipe is for you. I’ve been making cookies, candies, treats and tasty things at Christmas time for two decades (sheesh I’m old), and never have I found a goodie that takes less time and effort than this Crockpot Christmas Crack.
This stuff is the easiest Christmas candy ever. EVER. You literally throw all the ingredients in a crockpot, wait a bit, stir, then drop blobs out onto wax paper to cool. Boom. Done. For the super fancy, you can drop the candy blobs into mini cupcake liners. Ooooooh, so very Martha, Betty, Paula, Ina of you!
Bonus. It tastes incredible. Peanuty chocolatey goodness. You’d swear it came from an upscale sweet shop. Double bonus. It makes a TON. You’ll be able to gift a bag to your neighbors, your co-workers, church small group, kids sports team, cashiers at the corner store, postman, hairdresser, in-laws, out-laws, the butcher, baker and the candlestick maker. Plus still have enough to leave some for Santa, and make yourself sick off what’s left.
This Crockpot Christmas candy recipe is my favorite set-it and forget-it candy recipe and it only takes 5-ingredients! If you’re looking for a simple recipe for homemade candy, this is one of the easiest recipes you’ll find. It’s the ideal sweet and salty candy to take to holiday parties, family get-togethers, bake sales, or just to have on hand when that sweet tooth hits.
16 Oz. Salted Peanuts
16 Oz. Unsalted Peanuts
2 12 Oz. Bags Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 10 Oz. Bags Peanut Butter Chips
2 10 Oz. Bags White Chocolate Chips Or Wafers
How To Make Crockpot Christmas Crack
Layer the peanuts in the bottom of the Crockpot and mix to combine.
Add the remaining ingredients in layers over the peanuts.
Cook on low for 2 hours.
Remove the lid and stir completely.
Return the lid, and cook for another 30 minutes on low.
Drop the candy by the spoonful onto parchment lined baking sheets or into mini cupcake liners.
Top with Christmas colored sprinkles and let harden before serving.