Delicious crockpot candy with almond bark, peanuts, green M&Ms, marshmallows, and sprinkles. Perfect for parties and leprechaun gifts.

Crockpot Candy with Green M&Ms and sprinkles

Get ready to make your St. Patrick’s Day even more festive with these white chocolate peanut cluster candies. They’re made in a slow cooker and topped with green M&Ms and holiday sprinkles—easy, fun, and oh-so-tasty!

These sweet treats are great for school holiday parties, at-home celebrations with family, and work potlucks. This recipe makes a large batch (about 7 dozen), which is perfect for sharing.

Ingredient Notes

Here are the simple ingredients you’ll need to make these festive treats.

Almond Bark, Peanuts, Green M&Ms, Sprinkles, and Mini Marshmallows in Bowls on Marble Surface with Labels

M&Ms: You’ll need green M&Ms. Try your local candy store or order them on Amazon or mms.com. If you don’t have time to order online, buy a bulk bag of regular M&Ms and pick out the green ones. It’s not ideal, but it will work in a pinch!

Almond bark: We like to use vanilla almond bark for these. If you can’t find almond bark at your local grocery store, try Walmart or Amazon. But you can also use white chocolate. The Ghirardelli white melting wafers work well.

Supplies

How to Make This Easy Crockpot Candy

Follow these simple steps to make this St. Patrick’s Day crockpot candy.

1

Melt almond bark with peanuts in slow cooker.

Add the peanuts to the slow cooker. Then chop the almond bark into pieces and add on top of the peanuts.

Slow Cooker with Peanuts and Almond Bark

2

slow Cook until melted and smooth.

Start by cooking the candy on low heat, stirring after 30 minutes and again after 1 hour. Then stir every 15 minutes until fully melted, and turn off the heat. This process takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes in total, but the time may vary. (If you don’t chop the almond bark into pieces, this step may take longer.)

Stirring Almond Bark and Peanuts in Slow Cooker

3

LEt Cool and Add Mix-Ins.

Allow the candy mixture to cool. You want it to be warm but not hot (and don’t let it cool so much that it starts to harden). Mix in 1 cup of the M&Ms and all of the mini marshmallows.

Adding Green M&Ms and Marshmallows to Candy Mixture in Slow Cooker

4

Spoon onto parchment and decorate.

Using a heaping tablespoon (we like to use a small cookie scoop), spoon the candy mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Then add one M&M to each and sprinkles. If you have extra M&Ms, feel free to add more than one. (But adding one will give it a pop of color vs. all of the M&Ms being mixed into the almond bark.)

Spooning Candy Onto Baking Sheet

Repeat until all of the mixture is gone. We get about seven dozen, but the amount will depend on how much you use.

5

Allow to set and Enjoy!

The candies will take 20 to 30 minutes to set. Then these treats are ready to enjoy or store for later.

Candy Clusters Setting on Parchment Covered Baking Sheet

More About This Recipe

Our family makes a version of this candy each year for Christmas (using milk chocolate, caramel, peanuts, and sprinkles). These treats are so easy to customize and vary. You can use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate, change the color of candies and sprinkles to match the occasion, and add different mix-ins like lucky charms, chopped pretzels, caramel bits, flavored marshmallows, and more.

Plate of Peanut Candies with One Cut Open

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to commonly asked questions about making crockpot candy.

Can I use white chocolate instead of almond bark?

Yes, you can substitute white chocolate for the almond bark. Ghirardelli white melting wafers are a great alternative. The process and proportions remain the same.

Where can I find green M&Ms for this candy?

Green M&Ms can be purchased at your local candy store or ordered online from Amazon or mms.com. In a pinch, you can also buy a bulk bag of regular M&Ms and pick out the green ones.

Can I customize this recipe for other occasions or holidays?

Absolutely! You can use different chocolates, candies, and sprinkles to match various occasions. Try adding chopped pretzels, caramel bits, flavored marshmallows, or other mix-ins.

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Crockpot Candy with Green M&Ms and sprinkles

St. Patrick’s Day Crockpot Candy

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Delicious crockpot candy made with almond bark, peanuts, green M&Ms, and St. Paddy’s Day sprinkles. Perfect for parties and leprechaun gifts.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 7 dozen 1x

Ingredients

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  • 8 c. dry roasted peanuts (about 36 oz.)
  • 48 oz. almond bark (2 packages)
  • 1 1/2 c. green M&Ms, divided (about 11 oz.)
  • 2 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 c. holiday sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Add the peanuts to a slow cooker.
  2. Carefully chop apart the almond bark using a knife and then add on top of the peanuts.
  3. Cook on low, stirring after 30 minutes and 1 hour.
  4. Continue to cook and stir every 15 minutes until it’s melted and smooth. (Our total cook time is typically 1 hour 15 minutes.)
  5. Turn off the slow cooker and allow the candy mixture to cool off so it’s warm but not hot.
  6. Mix in 1 cup of M&Ms and all of the marshmallows.
  7. Spoon by heaping tablespoon onto wax or parchment paper.
  8. Top with one green M&M and sprinkles on each. (If you have extra M&Ms, you can add more.)
  9. Allow to set (20 to 30 minutes).
  10. Serve and enjoy! Or store for later.

Notes

  • Important: 1) do not overcook the candy mixture; it could cause the white chocolate to get clumpy and harden too soon, and 2) wait to add the mix-ins until the candy is no longer hot. Otherwise this could melt the M&Ms and marshmallows and change the color and texture of the candy.
  • Storage: store the candies in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge or freezer.
  • Variations: feel free to get creative with the mix-ins by adding lucky charms, caramel bits, chopped pretzels, or different types of chocolate.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 candy
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 4.5 g
  • Sodium: 3.8 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.2 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.5 mg
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