Crockpot Christmas Crack

As the holidays approach, the air fills with the scent of pine, the sound of festive music, and the warmth of family gatherings. In the midst of this beautiful chaos, there’s a treat that stands out for its simplicity, deliciousness, and the joy it brings to both the maker and the taker: the Crock Pot Christmas Crack.

This delightful confection combines the crunch of peanuts with the smooth richness of assorted chocolates, all melded together in the gentle heat of a slow cooker. It’s a recipe that invites you to slow down and enjoy the process, making it not just a treat, but a holiday experience.


  • 1 lb unsalted peanuts
  • 1 lb salted peanuts
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 20 oz peanut butter chips
  • 2 lb white almond bark or vanilla candy coating


Before we dive in, here’s a little tip from our Test Kitchen: The cooking time can vary based on your slow cooker. In our experience, the chocolates typically melt in just over an hour, and we recommend stirring the mixture every 30 minutes to prevent scorching. Keep a close eye on it to ensure perfection.

  1. Begin by layering all the ingredients in your large slow cooker, starting with the unsalted and salted peanuts at the bottom.
  2. Break the almond bark or vanilla candy coating into chunks and gently lay them on top as the final layer.
  3. Set your slow cooker to low, cover it with the lid, and let the magic happen for about 1 hour.
  4. After the hour has passed, lift the lid and give the mixture a good stir to blend all the melted ingredients together.
  5. Replace the lid and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. Remember to watch it closely during this time to avoid any burnt mishaps.
  6. Once everything is beautifully combined and smooth, use a spoon to form small clusters of the mixture on a sheet of wax paper or non-stick aluminum foil.
  7. Patience is a virtue, as they say, so allow your Christmas Crack to cool and harden for at least 1 hour before indulging.

This Crock Pot Christmas Crack is more than just a recipe; it’s a heartfelt creation that spreads joy and sweetness during the holiday season. Whether you’re making it for a family gathering, a festive party, or simply to enjoy at home, this treat is bound to become a cherished holiday tradition. Enjoy the process, the aroma, and most importantly, the delightful crunch and melt-in-your-mouth goodness of each bite. Happy holidays!

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