Sweet Treats: Crockpot Chocolate Candy

OK, girls!

Get your pinning fingers ready for this one, if you are a Pinterest addict.  If you haven’t tried crockpot Chocolate Candy before, you are going to rock out on how easy and tasty it is.  This was a first for our family and my Aunt Mary brought it to our Thanksgiving spread.  You might remember I took pics of it on the dessert buffet on Thanksgiving day with my family.  I only got one of them that day, but we brought home the recipe to try for ourselves.  Aunt Mary said it was so easy and she was telling the truth.  It is!

Here’s a disclaimer:  This recipe has really taken off on Pinterest and since I originally posted it, I’ve gotten comments that many of you have tried it and the peanuts burned badly and ruined the whole batch.  I am not sure how to remedy this, because all crockpots burn at different temps.  I’ve heard older crockpots work fine, but newer ones may be too hot. So please be aware that even on low your candy can burn and be ruined. I’m so sorry for those of you who have had problems with it!  Check your crockpot watts before your start this, I’ve read that 275 watts will work fine, but any hotter and you may have problems. Thanks!


What is not to love about cooking in the crockpot.  I just never imagined we’d be making candy in the thing.

I did a little Googling and found out that this recipe is from Trisha Yearwood’s cookbook, Home Cooking with Tricia Yearwood.  She’s a good Southern girl from Georgia too!

crockpot chocolate candy ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need, only 4 ingredients.


Layer the peanuts first.  Dry roasted salted peanuts.


Layer German chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

white chocolate

Layer Almond bark.  You might have to cram it in there to get it all in place, but that is fine too.


Lay out plenty of small cupcake liners.

chocolate candy with peanuts

Fill them up, let them cool and prepare to WOW your friends!  These are great gifts for neighbors and friends.  I gave my friend, Debbie a dozen and she went nuts!  And then she asked for the recipe.  So, here you go.  You can thank me later. 🙂

I will totally warn you, they are addicting.

Just ask Debbie!

crockpot chocolate candy

Crockpot Chocolate Candy

2 lbs (36 oz) salted dry-roasted peanuts
4 oz (4 squares) German’s sweet chocolate
1 12-oz package semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
2½ lbs white almond bark

  1. Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-quart slow-cooker. Layer the chocolate over the peanuts, beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the chocolate chips, and then the almond bark. Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours. Do not stir the mixture.
  2. After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. Drop the candy into cupcake pan liners, using about 2 tablespoons per liner. Allow the candy to cool completely before removing the cupcake liners. Makes 30 to 40 pieces.

If you can’t find almond bark, substitute white chocolate chips. 

(Ours made more than that, more like 75 –80 pieces.  I think it depends on how much you put in the liner.)

Read more: Recipes from Trisha Yearwood – Crock-Pot Chocolate Candy – Redbook



- Rhoda


  1. Sherry@Ties2ThePast says:

    The candy looks divine!
    Happy Birthday!
    Let me tell you, the senior discounts at Belk (there’s one today!), Kohl’s, & Kroger really are nice!
    We deserve it!!

  2. Mary from Highland Lakes says:

    Happy Birthday Rhoda!!
    Sounds like you have a great day planned.
    Thanks for sharing the receipe – just in time for Christmas!

  3. Happyy Birthday Rhoda!!! You look beautiful and should be so proud of your life and accomplishments. Thanks for sharing a wonderful evening last week. Much appreciation for the recipe. Cannot wait to make it!!! Have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Love to you, Deb

  4. Happy Birthday beautiful Rhoda. Be proud that you are 55 and soooo gorgeous! Enjoy the day.

  5. Happy Birthday!!! That’s so funny about the senior discount thing. My sister turned 55 in August and she’s so excited she gets free tea at Bojangles and Chik-fil-A now! I’ll be there in a couple of years.

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  6. Judy Clark says:

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Rhoda, Happy Birthday to you.


  7. Happy Birthday Rhoda!!! Enjoy your day and have a wonderful year ahead!!

  8. Please don’t say 55 is old and decrepit…I’m 57!

    Janet xox

    PS…pass the chocolate please!

  9. Almost forgot…


  10. Thanks for the candy recipe, but more importantly, have a happy, happy birthday today. I’m 57, and it’s not so bad. You are gorgeous, so flaunt it, Rhoda!

  11. Hi Rhoda, love the sweet treats recipe. Easy peasy! thanks…….
    Happy, Happy Birthday girl. You’re not old, 55 is the new 35, and you do not look a day older than 35……..


  12. Remember, 55 is not an age – it’s a speed limit! I’m definitely making this candy.

  13. Thank you for sharing the candy recipe, and Happy Birthday!!

  14. Happy Birthday!!! 55…you have got to be kidding me…can’t be! Have a fantastic day!

  15. I knew there was a reason I feel like a kindred spirit with you. We both share December birthdays. Happy Birthday. PS You are looking very frisky for a”older and decrepit” woman. Hugs.

  16. OMG those look sooooo YUMMY!!! Definitely making those!

  17. Happy Birthday Rhoda! I will be 55 next year and that dose not bother me a bit! :))

    These candies look so easy and yummy. Will put them on my to do list for a Christmas party coming up next week. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Happy Birthday! You look great for 55! I’m 63 and wish I had your energy, outlook and shape 😉 Hope you have a great day!

  19. Happy birthday, sweet lady!

  20. I have a birthday next weekend and I’m also trying not to feel old and decrepid. LOL

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday and that your presents aren’t wrapped in Christmas paper. 🙂

    That’s my December birthday pet peeve… LOL

  21. Happy Birthday Rhoda!!! Enjoy your day and have fun! That candy looks dangerous…………………….:)

  22. Cyndia Montgomery says:

    Rhoda, what excellent timing! I’m visiting my mom while she is recovering from knee surgery and she had some crockpot candy a friend had brought! We were saying we needed the recipe, and now here it is!
    As for turning 55, honey, just revel in it! After all, it’s better than the alternative, right? Have a great birthday! And get Nora Ephron’s book I Feel Bad About My Neck. You will pee your pants laughing!

  23. Happy Birthday! And you look beautiful!!!! Enjoy your day:)

  24. Have a wonderful Birthday! My house is a prettier place because of all the great ideas you have given me :). Thank you!


  25. Easy and delish?! My kind of recipe. My Mom and Aunt are coming on Thursday for our annual Christmas cookie day. We might have to try these too.

    Happy Birthday sweet friend!


  26. Happy Birthday!! Go and enjoy your day. You are a FAB. 55 year old!!!!

  27. Happy birthday! I turned 54 on Sunday; my inner-32-year-old is in shock at the idea!

  28. Happy Birthday! Have fun today.

  29. Happy Birthday Rhoda!!!!! My husband turned 50 yesterday & he was moaning & groaning. I have to tell him to take it like a man! 🙂 Hope you have a great day!

  30. Happy Birthday Rhoda! I’m going to the Christmas House next week & so looking forward to it. You just enjoy yourself today!

  31. Lisa Bolling says:

    Have a very blessed birthday!!
    I can hardly wait to make this candy. My family will love it, especially my Daddy who can eat a ton of candy and never gain a pound. I think I’ll run to the store and get the ingredients right now. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Happy Birthday Rhoda! Thanks for all of your amazing posts! They are like little gifts! laura

  33. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it out!

    look out……these candies are DANGEROUSSSSSS !

  35. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You have a wonderful attitude that I so admire. Have a wonderful day ~ the beginning of a brand new year for you! And thanks for all the wonderful ideas you bring us, including this candy I’m going to try.

  36. Happy Birthday! You are precious!

  37. Happy Birthday to you, my dear sweet virtual friend. Will look forward to the pix of your exciting day. Cheers!

  38. Happiest of days! It only gets better and better.

  39. Happy Birthday!!! and Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe on your special day. I think my kids would love to give this a try…it looks so simple and YUMMY too.

  40. Happy Birthday! I love your positive attitude. Hope your day is splendid!
    Yes, this candy is definitely divine! One of my favorite recipes. Might just have to go make me some now!

  41. Oh, what a special day ! Happy Birthday dear friend.
    The candy recipe looks great –
    55 is a great age, just turned 57, so i can tell you first
    hand – God just keeps blessing and loves us.
    We are His. Enjoy the journey –
    Hugs, p

  42. Candy looks DIVINE!!! 10% Senior Discount EVERY TUESDAY at all Ross Stores!!!! Happy Birthday, my dear!!! It only gets better from here!!!

  43. Happy Birthday Rhoda! I know that this past year has not been easy but you have been a wonderful Godly role model for all of your young friends. You have shown all of your followers how to face adversity with dignity and grace. May this year be your best one ever!

  44. Happy Birthday! Hope it is your best one yet!

  45. That candy looks great, sounds easy and most of all, it doesn’t need your undivided attention!

    Happy 55th Birthday, Rhoda!

  46. Happy Birthday!

  47. Happy Birthday Rhoda! Hope you have a great time at Christmas at Callenwolde! Those treats look scrumptious!

  48. Happy Birthday Rhoda, your only as old as you feel. SO you are really young. So happy to have you in my life through your blog. Your style is also warm and welcoming. I’m going to try the recipe, it looks so yummy, I have a chocolate fix I need to fill.

  49. Happy birthday, Rhoda- you are a beautiful lady, inside and out! Enjoy the tour, haven’t heard of Callanwolde, getting ready to bing it now. 🙂

  50. I wish you the most blessed birthday! Im so glad I found you here, you are an inspiration to me, (im 58!) i think you have seen that Im duplicating your sister’s bedroom! cant hire you, im in indiana, but i sure would if i could!!! Agan, Happy day sue

  51. I love the candy recipe! What a great gift idea. Those little cupcake wrappers look like they are just anticipating being filled with the chocolate candy. Also happy birthday!

  52. Happy Birthday Rhoda!! I just turned 55 in October and celebrated it too. Not much you can do about it so may as well celebrate 🙂
    I’m definitely going to try those Crock pot chocolates….looks easy and yummy!

  53. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I hope your birthday is great…you deserve the best….I have been following your blog for a long time, and you’re still the one I follow to find things out about home decor and inspiration to get the job done….Thanks, Rhoda….

  54. Thank you for the recipe! I can’t wait to try it! I hope you enjoying celebrating your special day!

  55. I hope you enjoy a Blessed Birthday. I’m looking forward to getting those discounts come March!

  56. Happy Birthday!!

  57. Happy Birthday! Enjoy and celebrate your day in the biggest, best possible way! You deserve it!

    Thank you for sharing the recipe and your life with us. You are a blessing!

    Lifting a glass of cheer in celebration of YOU!

  58. I hope you have the best birthday ever-you deserve it. This candy recipe looks sooo good and I can’t wait to try it.

  59. Happy Birthday! I am also “double nickel”! Have a fun day!

  60. Happy Birthday!!! will try the candy recipe,,thanks so much. Enjoy your special day sweet friend,,,

    I love and miss you very much, and I hope to see you again real soon, my friend!

    Layla 😀

  62. Happy Birthday to You! Rhoda, you are a gorgeous 55. I enjoy reading your posts everyday. You exude joie de vivre. Love the DIYs, recipes and stories about you and your family. May you be blessed with a fantastic birthday celebration and many more years to come.

  63. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY RHODA!!!!! I hope it’s the best one you’ve ever had! You are one year older than I am.
    I WILL be trying this recipe it looks soooooooo yummy! PLUS I am going to try it another way to and see HOW that taste. Going to bake some pecans in the oven and then toss those in there instead of the peanuts and see how that taste to. Going to do some both ways because I always give a friend candy for Christmas. Think she will like this one to!
    Thanx for sharing Rhoda and Happy Birthday again!!!

  64. Happy Birthday!
    Tuesdays at ROSS is 15% for elderly people like us!!! (58 & not ashamed of it!)

  65. Happy Birthday Rhoda! Love your fun blog and your sweet testimony. And btw, you look fabulous! =)

  66. Happy Birthday Rhoda! I haven’t been in touch for a while but I still love your blog. You are a very beautiful survivor and still are bringing happiness and inspiration to so many. I am 10 (or so) years older than you so I can tell you that age in truly a state of mind. As long as we are learning, loving and spreading joy to the world we are not old. Hugs to you! Keep on keeping on. 🙂

  67. Will be making this for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!


  69. Happy Birthday Rhoda! I think I’ll try this recipe! Thanks for sharing it! Oh…by the way….I received my stencil from your giveaway last month! Ca n’t wait to use it!

  70. Happy birthday, Rhoda! You’re a young and vibrant woman who is someone many people look up to. Including me.
    You’ve overcome a lot this year and had lots of changes. But, they’re all blessings and you’re going to continue to inspire us all.
    You share a birthday today with my 95 year old grama.

    Hope you’ve enjoyed the day and have a great year ahead.


  71. Happy Birthday! You are an inspiration to many. Thanks for sharing so many good ideas. Wishing you many more years of sharing with friends – both decorating ideas and life lessons.

  72. Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great one.

    The candy sounds so yummy and so easy. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  73. Happy Birthday, sweet Rhoda! Thank you for the recipe, thank you for sharing your story, thank you for being you.

    And when we finally meet IRL I’ll join you for the senior discount 😉

  74. Happy Birthday! You don’t look that old. I think Ross has senior day, too (according to my MIL and mom). Hope you had a fun day. Thanks for the recipe. Looking for something new to try for the holiday parties this year. That’s easy enough, for even me.

  75. Rhoda, birthday blessings! Enjoy every minute…you look amazing for 55 and I’m right behind you!

  76. This looks delicious! My mom loves her crockpot (I do to but she REALLY likes it) so will definetly share this with her! Thanks, I need to go get a snack now! Hope you had a great birthday & you don’t look 55! Just beautiful 🙂

  77. That candy looks fab ! I’ve been wanting to try the recipe…thanks for the reminder. And Happy Birthday!

  78. Happy birthday! The best is yet to come!

  79. Happy Birthday! My sister just turned 55 as well a few days ago as well. Doesn’t seem to phase either one of you.

    Getting ready to link up to the mantel party tomorrow!

  80. Happy Birthday, darling girl! Age doesn’t matter but haveing a loving heart like you have does. Many blessings to you and may God always keep his gentle hand on your shoulder. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Can’t wait to try out the crockpot candy!

  81. I’m late to read the blog today. Your Birthday was over 25 minutes ago! I hope you had a wonderful day. Hey, someone commented that 55 means free tea at Chick-Fil-A. What a great deal! 🙂 I’m right behind you at 51. Thanks for the recipe…it’s another one of those that will go straight to my hips…but, it will be totally worth it i’m sure.


  82. Happy Birthday! I am right behind you on the 55 train. Any day we wake up on this side of the grass is a good day.

  83. Hi Rhoda,
    I just wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday!
    Thank you for always being a bright spot in my day, for having an enviably sunny outlook and attitude, for sharing your great ideas, and for being there, day after day, with something interesting and relevant to say. I appreciate you and I wish you all the best for a healthy, happy and terrific year!

  84. A sweet lady at church makes this candy, too. It is wonderful! Thanks for the recipe. Hope you had a super birthday!

    Judy 🙂

  85. Thanks for the great recipe. I love using my crock pot.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  86. Lynn Rechsteiner says:

    Enjoyed meeting you at my home, Ellwood, during the tour. Love you site, going to make some of the crock pot candy today….looks yummy. Look forward to sharing time with you.

  87. Rhoda, girl, I ended up having one burnt mess on my hands with this candy. Aagghh! Just wanted to let everyone know that if you have a crockpot that burns too high, you might end up with the same mess. My peanuts got scorched. Seems I’ve heard before that newer crockpot burn hotter then older models. I did a little Googling and read on some post that if your crockpot is UNDER 275 watts, you will be okay with this recipe…..look on the bottom of the pot for the wattage.

    I haven’t given up cause the little bite I took of the candy with no scorched peanuts in it was yummy! I am going to try again. I have two crockpots, but they are both higher wattage then 275. Maybe Santa will bring me a new crockpot…..or maybe I’ll go to Wally World today and buy one. HA!

    Happy VERY belated Birthday to you, Rhoda. I got you beat by one year. I turned 56 in October. Tell “Mom and Dad” I said “HI” again, please, and Merry Christmas to you all!

    • Hi, Kathy, so sorry you had problems with the recipe!! That is a bummer. I never even thought about crockpot watts. I have heard that newer ones are hotter, but I sure wouldn’t have thought it would have done that to the candy. I hope you can try it again and have it work out better. We sure have enjoyed it!!

      THanks for the well wishes to my family. Merry Christmas to you too!!

      • Mine burned a little bit too (with a newer crockpot) but it makes so much I still had enough to give out and my co-workers loved them. Mine didn’t turn out shiny like yours though. And idea why?

        • Jane, the candy was still gooey when those pics were taken, so it looks shiny. Once it hardens, it is not quite as shiny as that. Glad it turned out in spite of burning some. We also thought that lining your newer crockpot with one of those liners might work well too to keep the peanuts from burning. So, I hope you all will try it again if you have a hotter burning crockpot.

  88. Hi Rhoda,
    A friend posted a link to your blog on FB and this Candy looks so delicious and easy, I want to post a link to it on my blog. I hope that’s okay with you!

  89. Hi! Im trying this recipe right this very minute! I cant wait. Thank you for sharing:) I have linked this post to my post today. I also shared a super simple Almond Roca recipe you might enjoy. Love your blog. Merry Christmas!

  90. I fell in love with the looks of that recipe and shared it with some of my regular bloggers..I can’t wait to make it, it looks so promising :o) thanks for sharing.

  91. I just wanted to let everyone know that I made this yesterday and it turned out great! I ran out of mini cupcake liners so had to use regular ones to finish up. This makes a ton of candy! It is definitely one to make every year.

  92. Happy Birthday…I’m turning 58 this month and as far as I’m concerned we are over 50 and fabulous!
    Thanks for the candy recipe..I found and repined it on Pinterest…can’t wait to try it!

  93. These crockpot candies look amazing and love anything in the crockpot. However, I made a batch today and they didn’t turn out, in fact they burned. I followed the directions exactly, not sure what happened. I layered the peanuts on bottom, then the sweet chocolate, semisweet chocolate and white chocolate morsels (couldn’t find almond bark). I set it on low for three hours, I just stopped the crockpot 30 min early because I could smell it burning. I tried stirring anyway, but the chocolate isn’t even melted all the way. Maybe my crockpot is too hot?

    • Hi, Zoe, sorry you had problems with yours! If you read up in the comments, others had the same thing happen & I suspect it’s hotter crockpots that are newer. I’ve heard the wattage is hotter now, so my mom’s crockpot must have been the older wattage. Not sure how to fix that problem, except to find an older crockpot and give it a try. They sure are good!

  94. Rhoda,
    Happy Birthday, enjoy you evening out.
    I live off the grid, and don’t have a crock pot anymore
    what would you suggest using stove top method, this looks really yummy.

    • Hi, Eve, you could try roasting the peanuts in the oven first and then melting the chocolate on the stovetop and mixing them together, I just don’t know how that method would work, but I don’t see why it won’t. It’s a really good recipe.

  95. I made this with a variation. So yummy. I used roasted pecans instead of peanuts and added a bag of toffee bits between the chocolate chips and almond bark. People loved it!

  96. Hi what size cupcake liners, there are the tiny ones also .

  97. I made it the first time with no issues. The second and third time, they both burned. I think it was because I used my newer crockpot. I even used a liner and reduced the time to two hrs. The fourth time, I went back to my old one, and I had no trouble. Great recipe!

  98. Can this be made with dark chocolate? I don’t know how it would turn out but I like dark chocolate better than milk. But I still think they would be amazing! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try this recipe this holiday.

  99. Happy Birthday to a beautiful person. Love your singing and enjoy your TV show & you sharing your great recipes.I can’t wait to make this Crock Pot Candy. Enjoy your birthday. You are still at a great age !!

  100. I do not believe this is your recipe.

  101. I just made this and it burned in less than 2 hours. My crockpot was on low. Do you think it’s because I sprayed my crock with nonstick spray?

  102. I tried to make the recipe tonight and after 1hr and 45 mins. it burned and could not be saved. I guess my low is not low enough. That was an expensive mistake. 🙁

    • Same thing happened to me. I really want to try it again and just put it on “warm”, but I am scared that it will burn again. You are right, that was a very expensive mistake!

  103. Burnt and it wasn’t even in for 3 hours. I followed her recipe in book, same as this one. So annoyed, what a waste!!! ( and yes it was on low, followed recipe just as listed)

    • Sorry, Jennifer, it’s happened to several people. I am not sure how to figure out how hot a crockpot gets, but that must be the difference. The older ones don’t get as hot, I think.

  104. I made these peanut candies strictly from the recipe above. My crockpot must cook hotter than most as my peanuts burnt. An entire batch was ruined. Please check at two hours or something. I plan to double boil my chocolate and mix nuts from there next time. I threw a lot of money in the trash.

    • So sorry, Jenny, the same thing has happened to a lot of people and that’s why I cautioned about the crock pot heat in my post.

  105. I made this recipe tonight and it was awful. I put my crockpot on low and left it for 3 hours, came back and it was burnt throughout the sides and bottom. I am heart broken. These were going to some deserving families and I just lost all that money that is already tight. 🙁

    • OH, I’m so sorry! I’ve tried to put a warning in this post. Every crockpot heats differently, some are way hotter and my mom and I didn’t have any problem with her crock pot, but all of them are not the same. So sorry for your problems with it!

  106. Well, nuts. I wish I would have read through the whole thing before I ruined a whole batch. Too hot, burnt peanuts, chocolate granulated, bigger mess than I had success. 30-40 pieces? 75-80? I used 100 mini papers and still had to spread what I had leftover on a cookie sheet and add pretzels just to get rid of the rest. Hope it doesn’t taste horrible. Very disappointed in this recipe. Stir your chocolate, DONT let it sit. It’s an expensive wasted mess.

    • I had the exact same problems! It ended up being a crumble of peanuts and gritty chocolate. What asnt burnt to the sides, anyway. I still filled 100 mini cupcake liners and then dumped the rest. My mom said it’s still yummy, even if it is falling to pieces. Hate I put so much money into it, but it is all about trial and error.

  107. I followed the instructions to a T and my peanuts burned. I checked the wattage on my crock before I started and it showed 210 watt, so I thought I’d be fine. Very disappointed I wasted all that money! ?

    • Val, I’m so sorry that so many of you have had problems with this. I don’t understand how all crockpots can be so different especially since yours is the lower wattage. It worked so well for us.

  108. Do you put the whole 2 pounds of
    Peanuts and the whole package of 4 oz German chocolate into the crockpot?

    • Yes, the measurements listed are what we used. Be sure to read the crockpot part, some run hot and people are having problems with burning. So keep an eye on it!

  109. I’ve been making these for many years. Everyone who tries one, loves them. Sometimes, in place of chocolate chips, I add a bag of butterscotch. It’s awesome!
    The only time my Peanuts burned, was if I didn’t stir at the end of three hrs on low.

  110. Torri terrones says:

    I made this in microwave, after reading comments about burning and not knowing the temp of my crock. I just stuck everything minus peanuts in at 30 second intervals Til melted then added peanuts. Came out yummy and was easy peazy


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