Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters

chocolate peanut cluster.
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5 from 2 reviews

This four-ingredient chocolate candy is so easy to make. Also known as crock pot Christmas “crack”, it’s a combination of dark chocolate, peanuts, vanilla candy, and peanut butter chips. It keeps well at room temperature and is great for gifting.


  • 16 ounces salted roasted peanuts (see note)
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60%), broken into pieces (see note)
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag peanut butter chips
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag vanilla candy coating (see note)


  1. Pour the peanuts into the slow cooker and spread them into an even layer.
  2. Place the dark chocolate, peanut butter chips and vanilla candy coating on top of the peanuts.
  3. Set the slow cooker to low for 30 minutes. Give it all a stir and continue cooking it on low for another 30 minutes, or until it’s all melted.
  4. Stir the melted candy well so it’s completely combined. Line up your mini liners on a baking sheet and fill each with a generous tablespoon of the melted candy. I used a small cookie scoop or you can use a small spoon. I filled the liners almost all the way which yields about 70 candies.
  5. Chill the candy until hardened. They will keep well at room temperature as long as it’s not too warm. Or, you can store them in the refridgerator.


I love the salty-sweet combo, but if you’re not into it you can use plain roasted peanuts instead. Also, I like to use dark chocolate bars but you can also use dark chocolate chips. If you can’t find vanilla candy coating you can substitute the same amount of almond bark.


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