Slow Cooker Chocolate Clusters are sweet, crunchy, and truly addictive. So easy to prepare in the slow cooker, they're perfect for holiday gifts or just about any time you need a treat. And the best part is this is a no-bake recipe.
Making slow cooker chocolate Cluster is a big tradition in my house, especially around the holiday time. I like to make these for Christmas and Valentine's Day. The combination of crunchy almonds and cashew and gooey caramel nestled in rich, velvety chocolate is hard to resist! This chocolate bar candy recipe is super easy, and your slow cooker does most of the work.
There is nothing more incredible than a slow cooker recipe. This recipe makes a big batch – around 3 dozen Clusters, so it’s fantastic for sharing with friends and family! I usually make them for my staff.
This Chocolate Cluster is so easy to cook. All you must do is toss your ingredients in the pot and let the slow cooker do all the work.
INGREDIENTS IN SLOW COOKER
Roasted Salt Almond
Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate chip
Ghirardelli Classic White Chips
GHIRARDELI Semi-sweet Chocolate Bar
How to make slow cooker Chocolate Bar
Add chocolate bar, chocolate chips, caramel bits, white chocolate chips, and roasted almonds and cashew to a slow cooker
Cover and cook on the low for two hours.
Mix everything when the time is up, and the chocolates are melted.
Scoop heaping tablespoonfuls of the melted chocolate and nut mixture onto wax paper or parchment paper.
Sprinkle with sea salt while they are warm.
Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate candies are solid all the way through.
Once cooled and hardened, serve these delicious homemade Chocolate Clusters!
Remember to set your crockpot to LOW heat when melting chocolate. If not, the chocolate may overheat and become pungent or separated. After about 2 hours, when all the ingredients are liquefied, give the mixture a good stir, and it’s ready to go!
How to store slow cooker Chocolate Clusters
Store in an airtight container in a cool place on the countertop for 3-5 days. To prevent the chocolates from sticking together, cut small pieces of parchment or wax paper between the chocolates!
Different kind of nuts to use in this recipe
Hazelnuts are delicious and add an extra layer of flavor to these candies. They are rounder in shape than peanuts, almonds, and cashews, so you can try crushing them lightly. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and contain tons of antioxidants.
Walnuts have a relatively mild flavor that can be slightly bitter but balance out the sweetness from the chocolate in this recipe. In addition, they are technically edible seeds, so they tend to be allergen-friendly for those with nut allergies!
Peanuts are rich in protein, fat, and fiber. Although peanuts can contain a large amount of fat, most of their fats are called "good fats." These types of fats help lower cholesterol levels. Peanuts are also a great source of Magnesium. If no one in your family have a peanut allergy this is the perfect nut to use.
Pecans are more expensive than the other nut alternatives, but they're still a great option. Pecan has a high-fat content, which makes them taste slightly buttery. Even though they are high in fat, they are still an excellent addition to this recipe.
Tools used to make Slow Cooker Chocolate Cluster
Baking Sheet A nice big baking sheet is a must-have for any kitchen. Works great for anything you’re baking.
Slow Cooker 10-IN-1 FUNCTIONALITY: Pressure cook, slow cook, sous vide, sauté pan, sterilizer, yogurt maker, food warmer, cake baker and steamer.
Cookie Scoop 3 DIFFERENT SIZES, MULTIPLE USES. I love the size of these scoops. Come in Large, medium and small
Silicone Baking Mat I use these majority of the time when I’m baking. The mat makes for easy cleanup, and my foods don’t stick to the pan.