Indulge in creamy, chocolatey Christmas crack made right in the slow cooker! Loaded with nuts and chocolate, this easy sweet treat is perfect for holiday parties.
This sweet and salty layered crack is a holiday party favorite! Simple to make in the slow cooker, it’s packed with peanuts, chocolate chips, and candy coating.
What can I substitute for the peanuts?
You can use any nut you like. Cashews, almonds, pecans, and walnuts also taste delicious.
Can I make it without peanut butter chips?
Yes. The peanut butter chips add great flavor but you can leave them out if needed.
What can I use instead of candy coating?
Almond bark or white chocolate chips work well as a substitute.
The mixture seems too sticky/dry. How can I fix it?
Add a spoonful or two of coconut oil if the mixture seems too dry and crumbly. For stickiness, add more nuts or chocolate chips.
Total time: 3 hours prep, plus chilling time
Yield: About 36 pieces
- 450g (16 oz) unsalted peanuts
- 340g (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 450g (16 oz) salted peanuts or cashews
- 284g (10 oz) peanut butter chips
- 340g (12 oz) milk chocolate chips
- 454g (1 lb) vanilla candy coating
- Add the unsalted peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips, salted nuts, peanut butter chips, milk chocolate chips, and vanilla candy coating to a 6-quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours, stirring halfway through.
- Line cupcake tins with 36 paper liners. Scoop out golf ball-sized amounts of the chocolate mixture and press into the liners using an ice cream scoop.
- Chill the filled liners in the refrigerator until set, about 1 hour.
- Once hardened, gently remove from liners and break pieces apart along crack lines.
- Arrange pieces artfully on a platter to serve. Store any uneaten portions in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
- Lightly grease the slow cooker crock to make cleanup easier after cooking.
- Use parchment paper to line the cupcake tins for easy removal of the hardened crack pieces.
- Make it kid-friendly by using semi-sweet or milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.
- Customize the flavors by adding toffee bits, sprinkles, dried fruit or mint chips.
- Break crack into random sized pieces for a rustic look. Or make uniform squares by cutting with a knife before chilling.
- Speed up prep by using chopped nuts instead of whole. Or pulse chips and nuts in a food processor.
- Store crack pieces in layers separated by parchment to prevent sticking.
Enjoy this sweet and salty treat with family and friends this holiday season! The buttery peanuts paired with velvety chocolate is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.