If you’re craving a festive Christmas treat that’s easy to make, look no further than Crockpot Christmas Crack! This simple, melt-in-your-mouth candy whips up in minutes, filling your house with the intoxicating aroma of chocolate and roasted nuts. Salty and sweet, it’s the perfect snack for parties or a homemade gift that’ll wow everyone. Ditch the candy aisle stress and get ready for delicious, big-batch homemade candy. The best part is that it only takes a few minutes to prepare and then you just let it sit in the crockpot and do its thing! The creamy, crunchy texture is so addictive, you won’t be able to stop eating it!
Why You’ll Love This Dessert
It’s so easy to make!
All you need to make it is a crockpot.
This crockpot Christmas crack can easily be made gluten free and dairy free!
It’s so delicious and festive!
It smells delicious while it’s cooking.
You need minimal ingredients to make this dessert!
It’s the perfect dessert to bring to holiday parties or to give as a gift.
All you need to make this crockpot Christmas crack is a crockpot and a baking sheet!
Pecans: Crockpot Christmas crack is typically made with peanuts, however I have a peanut allergy, so I wanted to make an alternative recipe that anyone with peanut allergies can enjoy! Plus, pecans are super delicious and festive for the holiday season.
Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate is used in this recipe to cover the pecans. I used dairy free dark chocolate because I’m dairy free.
White Chocolate: White chocolate combines with dark chocolate to create a delicious flavor. I used dairy free white chocolate here because I’m dairy free.
Sprinkles: This crockpot Christmas crack is topped with red and green sprinkles to add some extra festivity!
Step 1: Gather your ingredients.
Step 2: Add the pecans to the crockpot. Pour over dark chocolate and white chocolate. Turn the crockpot onto low heat.
Step 3: Stir the mixture after 30 minutes and continue to let it melt for another 30 minutes.
Step 4: Scoop the mixture into clumps onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top with sprinkles and let harden.
Store this crockpot Christmas crack in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can also freeze this candy for up to 3 months.
This crockpot Christmas crack is easily adaptable!
Mix in chopped pretzels, toffee bits, dried cranberries or even popcorn for extra crunch and flavor.
Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili flakes for a kick.
Try experimenting with different nuts or even using a mixture of different types of nuts.
A sprinkle of flaky sea salt enhances the sweetness and adds a touch of sophistication.
Top your crack with crushed candy canes or chopped nuts for a Christmassy look.
Make sure your crockpot is set to low so that the candy doesn’t burn! Be sure not to overcook this crockpot Christmas crack.
Why will I prefer this recipe over others?
This crockpot Christmas crack recipe is unique because it uses pecans instead of peanuts!
Can I make a smaller batch?
Yes! Feel free to cut the recipe in half to make a smaller batch.
Can Christmas crack be made on the stove?
Yes! Feel free to make this crockpot Christmas crack on the stove instead. Make sure it is set on low and that you stir it frequently.
Can I use different nuts?
Yes! Feel free to get creative with it. Try using walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts or even a mixture of nuts!
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Crockpot Christmas Crack
- 1 crockpot
- 1 baking sheet
- 2 containers pecans
- 1 package dark chocolate
- 1 package white chocolate
- 1/4 cup sprinkles
- Gather your ingredients.
- Add the pecans to the crockpot. Pour over dark chocolate and white chocolate. Turn the crockpot onto low heat.
- Stir the mixture after 30 minutes and continue to let it melt for another 30 minutes.
- Scoop the mixture into clumps onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top with sprinkles and let harden.