These chocolate butterscotch candies are made in your slow cooker! As good as anything you’d find in a candy shop and they are SO easy to make! This post contains an affiliate link.
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If you are intimidated by candy making, then crockpot candy is for you! It’s ridiculously easy to make and SO fun to customize. It is perfect to give out as gifts, packaged up in a cute container for Christmas or Valentine’s Day.
My chocolate butterscotch crockpot candy plays homage to my Grandma’s Scotcheroos recipe. Equal parts chocolate and butterscotch chips. I added almond bark as well because it melts down to easily and balances everything out.
What is Crockpot Candy?
Traditional crockpot candy uses almond bark, German chocolate bars, chocolate chips and peanuts. But seriously, why stop there? Why not experiment with peanut butter chips, a variety of nuts or butterscotch chips?
One batch easily makes 70 (2-inch) clusters. The nice thing about this candy is that it stays shelf stable for quite some time. Put them in a jar or container and they will keep fresh for at least a month. You can also freeze them for up to 12 months.
Chocolate Butterscotch Crockpot Candy Ingredients
Nuts: 2 (16 oz) jars. You can use honey roasted, salted or unsalted peanuts.
Chocolate chips: 1 (12 oz.) package. Semi-sweet works best because it helps cut some of the sweetness of the butterscotch chips and almond bark.
Butterscotch chips: 1 (12 oz.) package. These add such a distinct flavor to your crockpot candy. If you don’t like butterscotch chips you can substitute peanut butter chips.
Almond Bark: 1 (24 oz.) package is plenty! Cut it into cubes and you’re all set.
Sea Salt: This really brings out the flavors of the chocolate and butterscotch chips. Just a pinch on top of each cluster.
How To Make Crockpot Candy
Pour the peanuts into the bottom of your slow cooker. Add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and almond bark. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 hours and 15 minutes or until everything is smooth and melted. Give it a stir and it’ll all come together!
Line 3-4 baking sheets (or line the counter) with wax or parchment paper.
Drop candy onto prepared baking sheets using a spoon or small cookie scoop. I make mine about 2″ big, but you can make them smaller using a tablespoon cookie scoop. Sprinkle with a small amount of sea salt.
Allow candy to set up on the counter or in the refrigerator. It won’t take long!
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Chocolate Butterscotch Crockpot Candy Recipe
Chocolate Butterscotch Crockpot Candy
- slow cooker
- 32 oz. unsalted peanuts ( 2 (16 oz.) jars)
- 12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips (1 package)
- 12 oz. butterscotch chips (1 package)
- 24 oz. almond bark (1 package)
- Pour peanuts into bottom of a slow cooker. Cut almond bark into cubes.
- Add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and almond bark to slow cooker.
- Add lid and cook on LOW for 2 hours and 15 minutes or until everything is melted and smooth.
- Line 3-4 baking sheets with parchment or wax paper. Drop candy mixture onto baking sheets with a spoon or small scoop.
- Allow candy to set. You can refirgerate to speed up this process.
Here is a yummy white chocolate version!