Made with just five simple ingredients, Crock Pot Chocolate Pecan Candy is the perfect sweet treat to make this holiday season. It’s easy to prep with a quick cooking time, making it an excellent homemade gift for teachers, neighbors, and special people you can’t live without!
Chocolate Pecan Candy: The Perfect Homemade Gift
Gift-giving is a big part of Christmas. For me, it doesn’t matter how big or small the presents are. Instead, it’s all about the fact that someone thought about me. One simple act of kindness can bring so much joy not only for the person receiving the gift but also for the giver.
For years, I’ve been making homemade treats like Peanut Butter Balls, Snickerdoodle Cookies, and Peanut Butter Fudge for those special people who’ve made a difference in my life. This year, I took one of my favorite candy recipes, chocolate peanut clusters, and changed it up to make it a little more decadent with dark chocolate and pecans. YUM!
Chocolate Pecan Candy Ingredients
- Pecans: Grab a 32-ounce bag of pecans and roughly chop them up. You can also use walnuts or almonds.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips: All you need is one bag for this recipe.
- German Chocolate Chocolate Bakers: This is a great chocolate for slow melting. You can find in on the baking aisle in the grocery store.
- White baking chocolate: Combined with semi-sweet chocolate chips and German chocolate, it creates a milky smooth texture and amazing taste.
- Salt: Using salt helps intensify the flavors and reduce any bitterness.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and measurements.
Variations and Additions
- It’s fun to experiment with additional flavors of peppermint extract or peppermint-flavored chocolate for a yummy Christmas candy twist.
- Change things up by using milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or dark chocolate chips like I use with Chocolate Caramel Pretzels.
- I love to make this homemade candy recipe look extra special by adding festive-colored sprinkles and mini candies and then placing them in cupcake liners to serve.
- For gift giving, package the chocolate crock pot candy up in cute, happy gift bags and tie them all up with pretty ribbons.
How to Make Crock Pot Chocolate Candy With Nuts
You will not believe how easy this recipe is! Crock Pot candy with pecans looks impressive, and tastes like you’ve spent hours making it.
- Pour pecans into the bottom of the crock pot and add salt.
- Layer chocolate chips, German chocolate bar, and white almond bark over nuts. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 hour. Remove the lid, and stir the candy. Cook for ONE additional hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Line the countertop with waxed paper. Place candy clusters on waxed or parchment paper using a small cookie scoop or spoon. Top with holiday sprinkles, sea salt, or chopped nuts.
- Wrap them up in cellophane bags with a pretty ribbon, or dig in!
Often Asked Questions and Answers
A 6-quart is great for this, but you can use whatever you have.
If you notice moisture during the cooking process, you can place a piece of paper towel over the top before placing the lid on.
Store in an airtight container and keep cool until you can package and gift them or serve them as a sweet treat on a cookie tray or for dessert.
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Recipe Card With Instructions
- Pour pecans in bottom of crock pot. Add salt
- Layer chocolate chips, german chocolate bar and white almond bark over nuts
- Cover and cook on LOW for 1 hour.
- Remove lid, stir candy. Cook for ONE additional hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Line countertop with waxed paper. Using a small scoop or spoon, place candy clusters on waxed paper.
- Let cool then remove to an airtight container for storage.
- TOPPINGS: holiday sprinkles, sea salt, crushed peppermint, chopped nuts or whatever you can dream up!
- If you notice moisture during the cooking process, you can place a piece of paper towel over the top before placing the lid on.
- Store in an airtight container and keep cool until you can package and gift them or serve them as a sweet treat on a cookie tray or for dessert.
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