Peppermint Crockpot Candy is the best Christmas candy perfect for entertaining and holiday gifts. These easy homemade candy clusters are packed with white chocolate, peanuts, pretzels, cereal and topped with a drizzle of melted chocolate and festive sprinkles. Make this sweet and delicious treat in your slow cooker.
This holiday season, whip up a batch of this decadent peppermint candy to serve to your family and friends. It’s a simple recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Bonus points for how easy it is to make. Your crockpot does all the work!
I love a good crockpot candy recipe and this peppermint version is just as delicious. If you like peppermint candy canes, you’ll enjoy this tasty treat.
It’s a no-bake easy candy recipe with a few pantry ingredients. Grab a plate and a hot drink and munch away while you watch a holiday movie.
Why You’ll Love This Homemade Crockpot Peppermint Candy
- Simple ingredients that can be easily customized to suit your preferences
- Makes a big batch of 48 candy clusters
- Easy slow cooker dessert perfect for a holiday party
- Can be added to a cookie platter or in a cookie exchange
- Can also be made on the stovetop if you don’t have a slow cooker
- Served at room temperature and it freezes well
- White almond bark
- Roasted salted peanuts
- Peppermint candies
- Thin pretzel sticks
- Rice Chex cereal
- Cheerios cereal
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Holiday sprinkles
How to Make Peppermint Crockpot Candy
- Step One: Add almond bark and peanuts to a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 1 ½ to 2 hours, until melted.
- Step Two: Once melted, add crushed peppermints, pretzels, and cereals. Stir gently to combine.
- Step Three: Drop 1 ½ tablespoons of the mixture on to parchment paper lined baking pans.
- Step Four: Melt chocolate chips in a small microwavable bowl at 30 second increments until melted and smooth.
- Step Five: Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the candy and top with holiday sprinkles.
- Step Six: Chill baking sheets in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
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What to Serve with White Chocolate Peppermint Crockpot Candy
- Your favorite hot chocolate recipe. I like this Cinnamon Hot Chocolate.
- Caramel Nut Brittle
- Christmas Popcorn
- Air Fryer Candied Pecans
- Reindeer Chow
Variations and Substitutions
- Use chocolate almond bark or peppermint bark instead of white almond bark.
- Use a different kind of nut like slivered almonds or chopped pecans. You can also skip the nuts altogether.
- Use crushed candy canes instead of peppermint candies.
- Try another variety of cereal in place of the Cheerios and Rice Chex.
- Use dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips instead of the semisweet chocolate chips.
- Add in some mini marshmallows. It can be in addition or replace one of the cereals.
- Throw in some toffee bits for extra richness.
- Unsalted peanuts can be used in place of the salted peanuts.
- Skip the holiday sprinkles and used crushed candy canes for garnish.
Store your crockpot peppermint candy in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
This candy also freezes well. Store in freezer containers or freezer bags for up to 3 months.
What is Almond Bark?
Almond Bark is a vanilla candy bar that can be used in baking recipes, candies, cookies and more. It’s not quite the same as white chocolate, but it can often be used in its place in recipes.
In Canada, look for a white chocolate baking bar that you find in the baking aisle at the grocery store.
You could also buy vanilla flavored candy melts as well.
Don’t want to use your slow cooker? No worries. You can make these holiday treats on the stovetop, too!
Melt the almond bark in a saucepan over low heat, stirring often. Once it’s melted, remove from the heat and add in the peanuts, peppermint candies, pretzel sticks, and cereals. Stir carefully to combine.
Then continue the rest of the recipe as directed. Easy peasy.
How Many Treats Does This Recipe Make?
This recipe will make about 48 treats. You can make more or less depending on how large you make them. I use 1 ½ tablespoons of the mixture for each cluster.
Can I Leave Out the Nuts?
Yes! Leave out the nuts if you aren’t a fan or if there are allergies. You can replace them with cereal, pumpkin seeds, or candies like M&Ms.
More Holiday Desserts
- Snickerdoodle Cake
- Snowball Cookies
- Eggnog Donuts
- Cherry Cranberry Pie
- Eggnog Bread Pudding
- Pecan Pie Balls
- Frito Candy
- Microwave Peanut Brittle
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Peppermint Crockpot Candy
- 2 lb white almond bark
- 2 cups roasted and salted peanuts
- 12 peppermints crushed
- 2 cups thin pretzel sticks broken into pieces
- 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 2 cups Cheerios cereal
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Holiday sprinkles
- Add almond bark and peanuts to a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 1 ½ to 2 hours, until melted.
- Once melted, add crushed peppermints, pretzels, and cereals. Stir gently to combine.
- Drop 1 ½ tablespoons of the mixture on to parchment paper lined baking pans.
- Melt chocolate chips in a small microwavable bowl at 30 second increments until melted and smooth.
- Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the candy and top with holiday sprinkles.
- Chill baking sheets in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
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