This easy Halloween Crock Pot candy is a simple and delicious party treat that’s so much prettier and tastier than store bought candy. Crunchy chow mein noodles and salty roasted peanuts are covered in sweet and creamy white chocolate, then formed into clusters and decorated with festive Halloween sprinkles.
With their delicious salty sweet flavor combination and a texture that’s both creamy and crunchy, these addictive treats will be the hit of your Halloween party.
If you thought it was difficult and complicated to make your own homemade candy, you’ll be amazed by this Halloween Crock Pot candy recipe. With just four ingredients, it’s incredibly easy and requires almost no preparation.
All you need to do is put everything in the Crock Pot and stir, before forming your own delicious candy clusters. And if that wasn’t reason enough to make this delicious treat, it’s also inexpensive and can easily be customized with your favorite mix-ins and decorations. Give this fun Halloween treat a try and you may just have a new favorite party recipe.
You’ll also love our Christmas haystack cookies that are made in a similar way.
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Why We Love This Recipe
- It’s an easy recipe with just a few ingredients and almost no prep time – the Crock Pot does most of the work for you!
- Homemade candy is a creative and fun alternative to store bought candy and will fit right in with the theme and decorations at your Halloween party.
- Kids will have fun helping to decorate these treats with the Halloween sprinkles.
- It’s an inexpensive treat to make, so you can feed a large party crowd without breaking the bank.
- You can add all kinds of different mix-ins to this recipe, so it’s fun to get creative and try new versions.
- Crock Pot
- Measuring cups
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Large spoon
- Chow mein noodles
- Dry roasted peanuts
- White bark
- Halloween sprinkles
How to Make Halloween Crock Pot Candy
Step One: Melt and Mix
- Place the white bark, chow mein noodles, and peanuts in your Crock Pot. Heat on high until the bark is completely melted – about 1 hour.
- Stir everything together.
Step Two: Form the Candy
- Place spoonfuls of the candy mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Immediately add the Halloween sprinkles before the bark hardens.
- Place the candy back in the refrigerator to chill. Serve once the bark has hardened and is slightly chilled.
Tips and Suggestions
- If you don’t have a Crock Pot, you can also melt the white bark in a double boiler or in the microwave. If you use this method, wait until the bark is melted before mixing in the other ingredients.
- Put the sprinkles on each candy as soon as you place it on the baking sheet, rather than waiting until all the candies are formed. Otherwise, the bark may have dried on the first ones by the time you finish, and the sprinkles may not stick.
- To prevent sticking and make cleanup easier, spray your Crock Pot with non-stick cooking spray before adding the ingredients.
- Orange candy – Add a few drops of orange food coloring to the white bark to make orange candies. Top with chocolate sprinkles for a black and orange Halloween look.
- Use different nuts – Substitute another type of nut in place of the peanuts. Cashews or almonds would both work in this recipe.
- Dark chocolate – Use dark chocolate candy melts instead of the white bark. The dark color will look equally good with the Halloween sprinkles.
- Sprinkles – Change up the sprinkles and decorations to dress up this candy for other holidays and occasions.
- Add mix-ins – Get creative and add some additional mix-ins. Pretzel pieces, Chex cereal, and mini marshmallows are just a few ideas, but there are lots of fun treats that will work.
Store the candy in the fridge in an airtight container. If you have multiple layers, place a sheet of parchment paper in between each layer. It should keep for about a week in the fridge.
When you’re ready to serve, you may want to take the candy out of the fridge 15-20 minutes ahead of time to let it soften a bit.
Yes, place it in an airtight container or freezer bag and you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
More Haystack Cookies
- Halloween Crockpot Haystacks
- Chocolate Haystack Cookies
- Peanut Butter Haystacks
- Easter Crockpot Candy
- Birds Nest Cookies
More Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes
- Pumpkin Pudding Shots
- Spider Web Cookie
- Witch Hat Cookies
- Jack-o-Lantern Cheesecakes
- Halloween Cookie Bars
- Mummy Cookies
- Graveyard Dirt Cups
- Nutter Butter Ghost Halloween Treats
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
- Halloween Puppy Chow
- Halloween Bundt Cake
Halloween Crockpot Candy
- 2 cups chow mein noodles
- 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
- 16 ounces white chocolate bark
- 2 Tablespoons Halloween sprinkles
- Place white bark, chow mein noodles, and peanuts in your crock pot. Heat on HIGH for 1 hour or until bark is completely melted.
- Stir contents together.
- Place spoonfuls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Add sprinkles before white bark hardens.
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