Holy Smackeroos! Easy Chocolate Peanut Candies

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I NEEDED a chocolate fix, searched the net for chocolate candy I could make fast but not have to stand there and do it. (I wasn't lazy, just busy crocheting) and still the fix got hold of me. Came up with this recipe from several I read and what was in my cupoard) So thank you Zaarites and www for giving me some clues and assistance. NOTE- DH had 1 then 10 then took them to hunting camp. They were the winning hand candy as he did not want to part. When someone won the hand they got a chocolate. LOL The guys called and said I need to double this batch for next camp trip! Pinnochle and Chocolate LOL

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 ounces chocolate chips (semi or milk or a combination of the 2)
  • 1 12 cups roasted nuts (more can be used up to 2 1/2 c)
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, candy bar broken up (or white baking chips)


  1. put everything in crockpot, stir, turn on low 45 minutes.
  2. turn to low 15 minute.
  3. stir every 15 minutes to coat nuts, and let chunks move around for melting.
  4. drop by teaspoons onto wax paper.
  5. let cool.
  6. VOILA.
  7. NOTE! timing for crocks are different as newer ones heat hotter and faster.
  8. -stirring every 15 minutes allows for blending and checking.
  9. - note for nuts- can use more, I JUST WANTED CHOCOLATE LOL.
  10. Prep time includes turning out onto wax paper.
Most Helpful

I absoltely loved the crock-pot idea. What a unique and different approach to chocolate covered peanuts. I used milk chocolate chips and also the chocolate/caramel combo chips. Turned out fantastic. thanks for the idea Chef1mom~

CoffeeB December 18, 2007

Love it, love it, love it! This was such a low-maintenance way to make chocolate-covered peanuts-pour it in, stir it every 15 minutes, plop it onto waxed paper to cool. Awesome! I used the combination of 1 bag of milk chocolate chips with half a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a quarter bag of white chocolate chips. The end result chocolate flavor could not have been more perfect and I would make it exactly like that again next time. These got raving reviews from all who tried them and we'll definitely be making them again. Thank you!

CookieMonster2323 May 25, 2015

Step aside or get pushed out of the way when the family or group spot these. So easy and a sure fire winner. I used 60% dark chocolate, very rough chopped salted cashews (no peanuts on hand) and Lindt white chocolate. They looked amazing too, I added the nuts to the chocolate first to get them all covered and then added the white chocolate and mixed just enough to get marbled nut candies. This simple recipe is an all time keeper.

Annacia January 20, 2012