This Slow Cooker Crispy Chocolate Candy is super easy, healthy and insanely delicious candy that only have 4 ingredients, made in your slow cooker!
'Tis the season for all of those holiday goodies!
Chocolate Chocolate and More has a delicious crockpot candy recipe and I was intrigued.
Making this candy in my slow cooker frees up my oven for all of those cookies and gingerbread to bake! I decided to make these a little healthier (and crispier!) and I am in love.
I've made them for friends and two holiday parties already and they were a huge hit. Aren't we all trying to simplify as much as we can during the holidays?
I know I am, for sure.
I like bringing healthier treats to parties and gatherings so I know I am able to eat at least one treat guilt free.
If you are looking for some more healthier treats, try these Healthy No Bake Snickers Bars, Chocolate Brownie Cookies, Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies and Fudgy Chocolate Brownies.
All of these would be even more delicious with Apple Chai Latte or Low Carb Bulletproof Hot Chocolate. Or if you feel like a cocktail, you can try this Spiked Apple Cider, Slow Cooker Mulled Wine or Skinny Peppermint Eggnog!
Why You Should Make This Crispy Chocolate Candy
The possibilities are endless with this slow cooker crispy chocolate candy. And these are totally customizable.
Use whatever nuts you like, whatever kind of chocolate you like, make them however you'd like. You can use whatever chocolate you'd like.
I've used sugar free dark chocolate, milk chocolate and a combination of both.
They all taste delicious. I personally love the mixture of dark and milk chocolate together.
I have used all different types of nuts (basically whatever I have in my house) and I have made them with and without the crispy rice. You can add pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds and chia seed and I loved all of the different textures.
I have also added dried fruit which many people loved very much.
Me, personally, I don't love chocolate with fruit so that's not my favorite.
This crispy chocolate candy makes wonderful holiday gifts. I customize them for friends and family that might have food allergies or dietary restrictions.
You can easily erap them up in fancy holiday wrappings to make them look even prettier.
- Almonds - I use whole, raw almonds in this candy. Like I said above, you can use whatever nuts you have in the house.
- Crispy brown rice cereal - I use this one because it's organic, very low in sugar and all wholesome ingredients.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips - You can also use milk chocolate chips here too.
- Dark chocolate chips - I use the sugar free variety in this candy recipe.
Recipe FAQ's and Expert Tips
When I make them for me I use Lily's Chocolate Chips. When I make them for my family I usually use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips and they are vegan, gluten free and dairy free but still taste delicious.
Of course you can, I do it all the time. I wrap them in parchment paper and place them in an airtight container and freeze them. I will eat them straight out of the freezer. Even if I break a tooth or two 😉
Yes, you simply add all of the ingredients to a sauce pan on low heat for about 10 minutes, making sure to stir continuously to prevent burning or sticking to the sauce pan.
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Slow Cooker Crispy Chocolate Almond Candy
- 1 ½ cups raw almonds
- 1 ¾ cups crispy brown rice cereal
- 10 ounces vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips can also use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 10 ounces vegan dark chocolate chips can also use regular dark chocolate chips
- sea salt
- Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker and mix well.
- Place on low setting and cook for 1 hour.
- Remove from slow cooker and stir again.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper and and drop onto spoonfuls onto baking sheet.
- Sprinkle each one with sea salt.
- Leave at room temperature to harden then place in airtight container in the refrigerator.
- These also freeze really well!
It's really so easy to make and it's a healthier alternative to sweets! We just discovered out new favorite in this recipe!
I never would have thought to use a slow cooker but they actually turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing!
This is my favorite way to enjoy almonds!! Love snacking on these & making them for friends!
I have a friend who recently went GF and dairy free, and this recipe made me think of her. What a yummy treat! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Ahhh!!! I've been looking for a recipe like this for so long, so I was so glad to finally found one to try that worked with what we needed. They were absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us.
My kids loved this treat!! They couldn't stop eating it!
So awesome! I would have never thought to make this kind of thing in the slow cooker. Love it! 🙂 And you are right, definitely a healthier treat.
This was SO easy and delicious! Love the crispy crunchy texture. This is going to be on repeat all season long for me!
This slow cooker almond candy recipe is AMAZING! This recipe is so creamy, rich and delicious!
Glad you liked it!
This was my first attempt at making candy in my slow cooker, and it was a complete success! Thank you for the recipe.
These are so easy and so good to make! I love the crunch of the almonds!
Great to hear, thank you!
Megan @ MegUnprocessed
These look perfectly chocolatey. This is such a great holiday gift idea.
Making these tomorrow!! I can't wait!
yay! I hope you love them, Lauren!