Crockpot Christmas Crack

“Crockpot Christmas Crack” is a delectable, festive treat that’s perfect for the holiday season. It’s a type of sweet snack mix made using a slow cooker, which ensures that all the ingredients meld together harmoniously, without the need for constant supervision or stirring.

To start, you gather a variety of ingredients known for their rich flavors and textures. These typically include unsalted peanuts, salted peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and white almond bark or white chocolate chips. The combination of different chocolates and peanut butter chips creates a delightful blend of sweet and slightly salty flavors, while the peanuts add a satisfying crunch.

The preparation process is incredibly straightforward, making it an ideal recipe for busy holiday times or for those who prefer simple, no-fuss cooking. You layer the ingredients in your crockpot, starting with the peanuts and then adding the various chips and almond bark or white chocolate. The order of layering isn’t crucial, but it helps in even melting and distribution of flavors.

Once everything is in the crockpot, you set it to low heat. The key to this recipe is the low and slow cooking process, which gently melts the chocolate and peanut butter chips, allowing them to blend seamlessly with the nuts. This slow melting process prevents the chocolate from burning, which can be a common mishap in more direct heating methods.

Stirring occasionally, you allow the mixture to cook for about an hour. Once the chocolates and peanut butter chips have fully melted and combined with the nuts, the mixture should have a glossy, evenly coated appearance. At this point, you turn off the crockpot.

The final step is to spoon out clusters of the mixture onto parchment paper or waxed paper. This is where you can get creative with the size and shape of your Christmas crack. Some prefer bite-sized clusters for easy snacking, while others might make larger chunks. As the mixture cools at room temperature, it hardens into a delightful, crunchy treat.

The beauty of Crockpot Christmas Crack lies in its simplicity and the delightful contrast of textures and flavors. The creamy, rich taste of the melted chocolates and peanut butter chips beautifully complements the crunchy, salty peanuts. It’s a treat that’s irresistibly moreish, and its ease of preparation makes it a popular choice for holiday gatherings, gift-giving, or simply enjoying a cozy night in during the festive season.

Ingredients

  • 16oz.Unsalted peanuts
  • 16oz.Salted peanuts
  • 1Bag Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1Bag Milk chocolate chips
  • 2Bags Peanut butter chips
  • 2Packages of white chocolate bark or candy wafers

How To Make Crockpot Christmas Crack

  1. Place the peanuts into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Cover the peanuts with the peanut butter chips.
  3. Add the semi sweet and milk chocolate chips.
  4. Layer the white chocolate bark or wafers on the top.
  5. Place the lid on the crockpot, and cook on low for 1 hour.
  6. Remove the lid, stir the mixture well and place the lid back on to cook on low for another 30 minutes.
  7. Stir the mixture again, and use a tablespoon to drop clusters of the mixture on pieces of parchment paper.
  8. Allow the candy clusters to harden and set for several hours.
  9. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container. Candies can also be frozen for future use.
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