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Crock Pot Nut Clusters

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.

Crock Pot Nut Clusters

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.

Crock Pot Nut Clusters. You can use all peanuts but I used a combination of peanuts and cashews.

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.

Crock Pot Nut Clusters. You can use all peanuts, but I used a combination of peanuts and cashews.

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

Crock Pot Nut Clusters

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.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 2 hours
TOTAL: 2 hours 5 minutes



  • 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.


Calories: 451kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Candy
Cuisine: American

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26 thoughts on “Crock Pot Nut Clusters”

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  2. I’ve done something like this for at least 3 years in a row. The only difference is, all peanuts, no white chocolate, plus half a bag or so of mini marshmallows. Add the marshmallows at the end, slowly stir until they’re covered in chocolate, keep on stirring until they just barely start to melt. Rocky road clusters!

  3. I making these right now…I’ll let you know how they turn out. I’m using cocktail peanuts instead of dry-roasted…I hope they’ll be good.

  4. Oh my gosh, I love this idea! I’ve never tried making candy in the crockpot and can’t wait to try it! They look amazing!!!

  5. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    You make candy in your slow cooker?! What don’t you do, Christin? Can I rent a closet in your house? I promise to be super quiet as long as you feed me! These nut clusters look fabulous!

  6. This is so cool, Christin! Making any kind of candy always feels amazing and to do it like this with the crockpot is such an easy, fun idea. I know these are addictingly good.

  7. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    Oh my goodness—-these are simply amazing. Too easy. They look like the real meal deal too. Thank you!

  8. Lizzie Williams

    Christin, you are too much!

    Make candy? In a crock pot? Gotta luv it! This is such an easy recipe. I’m gonna try it – but I gotta go with pecans in this one. (BTW: I wish I’d seen this before spending so much “sweet tooth” money at Walgreen’s last night (lol)

    Thanks for sharing …

  9. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love that you used your crock pot to make these clusters, Christin! What a creative idea! They look delicious and would make a perfect gift, too. Pinned!

  10. Shashi @ runninsrilankan

    Christin these are such a BRILLIANT idea – brilliant that they were pulled together using a crockpot!!!! These are perfect for snacking on AND gifting -though not sure I will have enough left to gift 😉

  11. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Oh my gosh! Who knew that a crockpot could be a candy maker?! This is seriously SUCH a genius idea, Christin! These clusters look amazing. 🙂

  12. I’ve never thought to use my crockpot for this type of recipe! I love it! And I like that this makes a big batch – so I can keep some for myself and give some away 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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