Turn your crock pot into a candy maker with these Crock Pot Nut Clusters. Just a few ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep time is all you need.
You can use all peanuts or a mixture of nuts. I used a combination of peanuts and cashews. I was going to use all cashews but then I realized how expensive that would be. Pecans would also be delicious.
A couple of hours on LOW in the slow cooker melts the chocolate. Scoop them out with a large spoon or use an ice cream scoop for more uniform clusters.
Place them on parchment lined baking sheets and either refrigerate for about 45 minutes or let sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours to set. Melt some white chocolate almond bark to drizzle over them to fancy them up some.
This recipe makes a large amount – about 2 trays full. They make wonderful gifts for the holidays. Put them in cellophane bags and tie with ribbon to make them look festive.
You won’t find an easier candy recipe than Crock Pot Nut Clusters. Next to Buckeye Balls, they’re my favorite candy to make for Christmas.
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Crock Pot Nut Clusters
- 1 (24-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 pound white chocolate almond bark
- 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (1-pound) can or jar lightly salted peanuts
- 1 (1-pound) can lightly salted cashews
- 8 ounces white chocolate almond bark
- Combine all ingredients in a large crock pot, EXCEPT the 8 ounces white chocolate almond bark. Cover and turn to LOW.
- Cook for 2 hours, stirring halfway through.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to scoop mixture onto parchment paper. Place in refrigerator to set or leave at room temperature for about 2 hours.
- Place the 8 ounces of white chocolate almond bark in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH at 30 second increments, stirring in between until melted. Let cool slightly and place in a plastic bag. Snip the corner of the bag and drizzle over nut clusters.
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26 thoughts on “Crock Pot Nut Clusters”
Can you use milk chocolate chips?
I’ve made a similar recipe for a few years now. Got the recipe one day from a lady in Aldi’s food store. Use 1 jar of salted peanuts, 1 jar unsalted, 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 pkg. chocolate almond bark, and 1 pkg. vanilla almond bark. Layer it all in the crock cook on low for 3 hours. They are great so addictive, everyone loves them. I give them out as gifts using mini cupcake liners or laying out on parchment paper in clusters.