172 responses

  1. Kim
    Nov 02, 2014

    I make this candy and it always turns out yummy! I also use paper candy liners and put half of the candy mixture in bottom of liner, add teaspoon of marshmallow cream and put more candy mixture on top. I also substitute walnuts and pecans for the peanuts. Delicious!

    • Tammy
      Dec 21, 2014

      I used almonds and dried cranberries. Everyone loved them

  2. Julianna Jaffe
    Nov 11, 2014

    What kind of German chocolate bar do you use? A certain brand. Are you speaking about a German chocolate candy bar?

    Thanks!

    • amanda
      Nov 12, 2014

      It’s by Baker’s and it’s called German Chocolate Bar. You should be able to find it at grocery stores in the baking aisle with the rest of the chocolate. :)

      • amelialindsay
        Nov 30, 2014

        Do you have a uk version of this recipe at all?

  3. Carol maddison
    Nov 12, 2014

    What is white almond bark as never heard of it. Thanks

    • amanda
      Nov 12, 2014

      It’s a candy coating that tastes like chocolate. It melts a lot better than regular chocolate and doesn’t seize up as easily. You can find it in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips and stuff like that.

      • kristen
        Dec 17, 2014

        Ty that was my question, had never heard of it….sounds yummy and ingredients are on my list☺

  4. Linda Coughlan
    Nov 13, 2014

    i am unable to get either the White almond bark or the German chocolate bar, do you have any suggestions for replacing them? Thanks

    • amanda
      Nov 13, 2014

      Any white candy coating should work in place of the almond bark. I’m not sure about the German chocolate bar. The website says it’s sweeter than semi-sweet chocolate and contains a blend of chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, flavorings, and lecithin. Hopefully you can find something like that! :)

  5. Sandra Kelly
    Nov 18, 2014

    My husband loves chocolate covered peanuts so I was thrilled when I saw this recipe. I want to include it in my Christmas baking but wondered if it can be frozen if fixed ahead of time. Thank you for the recipe. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • amanda
      Nov 19, 2014

      I’ve never frozen it before so I can’t really say. I feel like it’d be fine since people freeze candy bars and such but I’m not 100%.

      • Fran Shanaberger
        Jan 11, 2015

        chocolate doesn’t freeze well ~ will turn an odd looking white color.

    • Maureen Camden
      Nov 19, 2014

      I’ve made a different variation of this. I usually make the whole batch up from start to finish, box them up in their gift giving portions and freeze any that will be given out at a later date. They do just fine in the freezer!.

    • Lori
      Dec 04, 2014

      We make this a lot. We put into mini cupcake liners and they freeze great.

    • Lisa Casserly
      Dec 08, 2014

      I would advise not freezing it… sometimes chocolate gets “bloom” on it from being frozen. Bloom looks like mold, but isn’t… its just the chocolate trying to separate out. It still tastes the same, but doesn’t really look very nice. If you aren’t concerned about looks, then it would be ok. But, my advice would be to not freeze it. That being said, you should be FINE to store this at room temp for months and months and months!! Chocolate and the almond bark/candy coating is shelf stable, the chocolate chips are shelf stable, and so are the peanuts. Just put it in an airtight container, and you should be good to go.

  6. candi
    Nov 19, 2014

    What size crock pot? Small round, or larger oval?

    • amanda
      Nov 19, 2014

      I’ve used my small round one and my large oval one and they’ve both turned out fine. Since this is one of those recipes you have to stir and pay attention, I think you’d notice if it was burning or melting unevenly or whatnot.

  7. Randy
    Nov 21, 2014

    These look delicious. I will be making them this weekend. Thanks for sharing. Randy

  8. Julie
    Nov 23, 2014

    Did you chop up or break into chunks any of the chocolate or bark items or just place them whole into the crock pot?

    • amanda
      Nov 24, 2014

      You don’t have to. I’ve done it both ways and they both work perfectly. :)

  9. Paula Ablang
    Nov 24, 2014

    This sounds so good and easy to make. I want to try it but I only have a slow cooker. Would that work just as well as a crock pot?

    • amanda
      Nov 24, 2014

      Yes, Crockpot is just a brand of slow cookers. Crockpot Candy just sounds cuter than Slow Cooker Candy. :)

  10. Chris Beecroft
    Nov 28, 2014

    I am in Australia and cannot get almond bark or German chocolate bar, any suggestions, I am new to Pinterest and I am still getting used to the substitutions and measurements.

    • amanda
      Nov 28, 2014

      Any kind of “candy coating” chocolate product will work for the almond bark. It’s just really easy to melt and doesn’t seize up easily. The website for the German chocolate bar says that it’s sweeter than semi-sweet chocolate and contains a blend of chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, flavorings, and lecithin. Hopefully there’s something in your stores that’s similar. :)

      • Pamela
        Dec 08, 2014

        You could use milk chocolate instead of German Chocolate. The lighter the chocolate, the more sugar it has and German Chocolate and Milk Chocolate are very close in color….there is a little flavor variance, but if you’ve never had German Chocolate…you won’t know the difference.

      • Nancy
        Dec 18, 2014

        I have used the white chocolate chips instead of the bark.

  11. Regina Kellam
    Nov 29, 2014

    I’ve wanted to make this since I first pinned it. I didn’t have the almond bark but refused to wait any longer. Sooo I substituted white “vanilla candy coating”. turned out just great. Family loved them. Can’t wait ’til I get all the specific ingredients in the house at the same time! :)

    • amanda
      Nov 30, 2014

      Yay, so glad they turned out well! And now I can feel more confident when I tell people to try the vanilla candy coating. Thanks so much for coming back to let me know! :)

      • Lisa Casserly
        Dec 08, 2014

        vanilla candy coating IS DEFINITELY the same as almond bark. Some companies label it one way, some the other way. But its all the same. You can get better quality candy coating (also sometimes called summer coating) by mail ordering. Nestle makes some that is really wonderful, has more chocolate in it than the store bought stuff. Candy coating/summer coating/almond bark is way easier to handle, much more forgiving than dealing with real chocolate. The flavor is the same, (It pretty much is the same as real chocolate) but it does have a less-pleasing “mouth feel” than real chocolate.

  12. Misty
    Dec 04, 2014

    Wondering if it would work okay using a crockpot liner for easy clean up or if the liner would just get in the way? Any experience with this? I love my crockpot liners!

    • Lisa Casserly
      Dec 08, 2014

      it should work fine… the coating and chocolate melts at super low temps. And, after saying that, I’d tell you that its really EASY to clean up… because it melts so easily, just hot water from the tap will loosen it up. You’d have to burn that stuff for HOURS before it would be hard to clean. lol. And I’m only saying that because I forgot some chocolate in a melting pot and burnt it on once. And in that case, your plastic liners would be an unholy mess to scrape off, too.

  13. Tonia
    Dec 05, 2014

    This looks so delicious but I’m allergic to peanuts is there a substitution for those of us who can’t eat peanuts?

  14. Debbie
    Dec 06, 2014

    Has anyone ever added pretzels along with the nuts?

    • Tiffany
      Dec 08, 2014

      That sounds amazing!!

  15. Roxianne
    Dec 08, 2014

    Can you do a double back at one time or should you only do one batch at a time?

    • amanda
      Dec 08, 2014

      I’ve never done a double recipe so I can’t be sure. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

    • Lisa Casserly
      Dec 08, 2014

      Yes, you could do a double batch, as long as your crock pot/slow cooker was big enough to hold the ingredients. The chocolate/almond bark mixture doesn’t set up fast as long as the crock pot is warm. (and even if it did, you could just re-heat to re-melt the chocolate, and continue on.) The stoneware liner stays warm for a long time, so you have time to work the candy. I would, however, advise you to NEVER make a double batch of divinity, because that is NOT forgiving with the working time. (Did that once, too. What a sticky disaster!!) Once divinity is ready to go, its ready to go. And, peanut brittle can be tricky, too; though a double batch is quite possible. But this recipe would be super easy to double or even triple. Its a great beginner candy!!

  16. Amelie breaux
    Dec 08, 2014

    Do you use salted or unsalted dry roasted peanuts?

    • amanda
      Dec 08, 2014

      I use salted. :)

      • Liza
        Dec 08, 2014

        could you add peanut butter?

      • amanda
        Dec 08, 2014

        Yes, I’ve added peanut butter before but I just added a couple spoonfuls so I don’t have exact measurements.

      • Lisa Casserly
        Dec 08, 2014

        You could also try substituting the white almond bark for chocolate almond bark, then changing the chocolate chips for the peanut butter chips… just an idea. I love the “variations on a theme” method of making things!

  17. cherie
    Dec 08, 2014

    Can you add caramel? Macadamia nuts?

    • amanda
      Dec 10, 2014

      You can definitely use macadamia nuts in place of some or all of the peanuts. I bet that would be delicious. I’ve never tried adding caramel though.

  18. Armida Rivera
    Dec 10, 2014

    Can caramel be added to these candies so they taste like turtle candy

    • amanda
      Dec 10, 2014

      I have not tried it so I can’t be sure. Maybe add it after the initial melting?

  19. TIm
    Dec 10, 2014

    Salted or unsalted dry roast peanuts?

    • TIm
      Dec 10, 2014

      Never mind, just saw the answer.

  20. Lianne
    Dec 10, 2014

    I’m from Canada and the conversion chart says 2lbs (almond bark) is almost 4 cups and 24oz is 3 cups. Does that look/sound about right to you? Thanks

    • amanda
      Dec 10, 2014

      Hmm, I’m really not sure. They come in huge blocks here so it’s hard to say what it would be in cups.

      • Dottie
        Dec 22, 2014

        Careful on conversions for ounces. There are 8 LIQUID ounces in one liquid cup (or 16 tablespoons) when it is sold by volume, but there are 16 SOLID ounces in one pound when something is sold by weight in a dry package, like chocolate.

  21. Karen
    Dec 10, 2014

    do you use salted or unsalted peanuts? I always use unsalted when I make this recipe but wonder if salted would taste better?

    • amanda
      Dec 10, 2014

      I’ve always used salted but I really dig the sweet/salty combo. :)

    • Bebe
      Dec 23, 2014

      My recipe calls for one 16 oz jar of dry roasted salted & one 16 oz jar of unsalted

  22. Beverly
    Dec 11, 2014

    glad to see so many people have made these. when I first read the recipe it sounded good and easy. was concerned the moisture from the crockpot would cause the almond bark to seize up

  23. Vanessa
    Dec 11, 2014

    To cool these, is it best to leave out or is it ok to refrigerate?

    • amanda
      Dec 11, 2014

      I leave them on the counter. I’m sure they’re fine in the fridge once they cool completely, though.

      • BEV
        Dec 14, 2014

        I made these last year and left them out all night in a cool room. They were perfect for packing in my containers. They set early well and is a great hit. Making them again

  24. Nikki
    Dec 11, 2014

    This looks like the chocolate turtles sold in stores. How is this different?

    • amanda
      Dec 11, 2014

      These don’t have caramels and they’re made with peanuts instead of pecans. Plus, they’re homemade if you’re looking to do homemade gifts or little cookie tins. :)

  25. Angie
    Dec 13, 2014

    Do you know if u can use the crock pot liners so ur pot don’t get nasty?? Thanks

    • amanda
      Dec 14, 2014

      I’ve never done it so I can’t be certain. I’ve never had trouble cleaning the crockpot afterwards though. Just fill it up with hot water and it comes right out. :)

  26. Chrissy
    Dec 14, 2014

    Just made a double batch in slow cooker on low. I think I got about 400 candies! I used pecan pieces and also salted roasted peanuts. I did not break apart anything when I put in the pot. At first, not all the nuts fit, but after the 1st hour, I dump the remaining in. Yes, my guy and I taste-tested, lol. Very delicious!

    • amanda
      Dec 14, 2014

      Awesome! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed them! I’m wishing I had some right now! :)

  27. Brenda
    Dec 15, 2014

    was easy to make.we cut amount I half.

  28. Penny
    Dec 16, 2014

    can you add raisins?

    • Sylvia
      Dec 30, 2014

      Raisins and peanuts or just raisins sound awesome!
      Reminds me of Nestle’s Chunky bar or Raisinets!

  29. Amber
    Dec 17, 2014

    can I use fondue chocolate, and call it a day?

  30. Carla
    Dec 20, 2014

    We love Dark Chocolate. Can you use Dark Choolate instead of German Chocolate?

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