Sweet and salty Easter Crock Pot Candy is the perfect addition to Easter baskets and family celebrations! Everyone loves this crunchy treat!
I love the Easter holiday and Spring Break! This week off has always been such a welcome celebration in our home. I feel like it comes exactly when everyone in the family most needs a break from school and work.
I also love that Easter brings another opportunity to get together with family just a few months after the holiday season. Sitting down to a delicious dinner of baked ham and all the fixings is one of my favorite things. My most favorite tradition is this Easter Crock Pot Candy!
EASTER CROCK POT CANDY
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I have been enjoying crock pot white chocolate Easter candy my whole life and it has been a lot of fun carrying on the tradition for my kids.
These candies aren’t just sweet, salty, crunchy, and delicious, this recipe is seriously easy! It is also a lot of fun to decorate these yummy clusters, whether with your family or in secret as a favor to the Easter Bunny!
EASTER CROCK POT CANDY INGREDIENTS AND TOPPINGS
CHOCOLATE: This recipe asks for white chocolate, but you can easily swap it out for dark or milk chocolate if you prefer. I will say though, the white chocolate coating and colorful pastel toppings create the perfect Easter aesthetic!
For this crock pot candy cluster recipe, I use a combination of white chocolate to create the optimal candy coating. White chocolate candy coating (AKA candy melts or white almond bark), white chocolate baking bars, and white chocolate chips are the perfect mix for a smooth, creamy coating.
ADD-INS: Dry-roasted peanuts and pretzel pieces are the perfect ingredients for crockpot chocolate candy. If you wanted to use a different type of nut you could easily use roasted walnuts, almonds, or even cashews!
For a fun pop of color in the clusters, mix in some candy-coated chocolates (such as M&M’s).
TOPPINGS: Festive pastel sprinkles add a super cute, springtime vibe to this easter candy made in a crock pot. You can also pop some spring/pastel M&Ms on top of an extra splash of color!
HOW TO MAKE EASTER CROCK POT CANDY
Easter candy made in a crockpot is delicious and simple. One word of advice before starting is to remember that although crock pots tend to be very “set it and forget it,” chocolate can be more unforgiving. Be sure to set a timer so you do not forget about your candy!
- First, place the white chocolate candy coating, baking bar, and chips into your slow cooker. Set it on low and cover it. Leave the mixture alone to melt, checking it for around 1 hour. It may take up to an hour and a half to fully melt, but keep a close eye on it as to not ruin the batch.
- Next, stir the white chocolate mixture and add your peanuts, pretzel pieces, and coated candies. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon until it is fully coated in the white chocolate.
- Then, use a small cookie scoop to portion the candy on to a baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper or a silicone mat. Avoid using waxed paper as the heat from the candy may melt the wax and cause it to transfer onto the bottom of the clusters.
- Last, before your coating hardens, add some festive toppings, such as pastel sprinkles and spring-colored M&Ms.
CAN YOU MELT CANDY MELTS IN A CROCK POT?
Of course, you can! Always melt chocolate in a crock pot on the low setting. Be careful not to forget about it. We are sometimes conditioned with slow cooker recipes to start them and come back several hours later.
I like to set a timer as a reminder to keep checking on the chocolate as it melts. It is possible to burn the chocolate and once you do there is no salvaging it!
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TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS CROCK POT CANDY CLUSTERS RECIPE
Slow Cooker: This slow cooker is seriously the best. From melting chocolate to cooking entire meals, this beauty never lets me down.
Baking Sheet: I love how big this baking sheet is! It also just happens to be the perfect size for properly spacing out candy clusters.
Silicone Mat: I prefer to use a silicone mat over disposable parchment paper. Not only does it make for an easy cleanup but I never have to worry about running out of paper!
Cookie Scoop: A cookie scoop is the easiest way to portion dough or batter when you are baking. It works perfectly with this crock pot candy clusters recipe.
- Place white chocolate candy coating, white chocolate baking bar, white chocolate chips in a slow cooker. Put the crock pot lid in place.
- Heat candy for 1 to 1.5 hours on LOW until melted. Uncover and stir the chocolate mixture.
- Stir in peanuts and broken pretzels until completely coated in the candy.
- Drop by spoonfuls (I like to use a small cookie scoop) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Top candy clusters with sprinkles and M&Ms while chocolate is still soft. Allow candy to set for at least one hour to set up.