Chocolate Clusters recipe
This homemade chocolate candy is made in the slow-cooker. It's a perfect gift idea or holiday party treat.
  • Makes: 45-50 large pieces, or 80-100 small pieces
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

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Instructions

  1. Turn slow cooker on high, and add the first six ingredients.
  2. Cook for 45 minutes (don’t peek or stir).
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook one hour, stirring until all chocolate is melted. When chocolate is melted, stir in almond flavoring.
  4. Spoon into miniature muffin liners and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container or place on trays for holiday gifts.

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Watch our helpful video on how to make these simple, rich candies.

Tips & Notes

Keep nuts as fresh as possible by storing them in the freezer in airtight bags or containers.

30 COMMENTS

  1. OMG I MADE THIS NEW YEARS DAY IT IS SO GOOD .I HAD SEEN IT IN THE FARM BUREAU MAGAZINE. I TOOK IT OUT AND SOME HOW LOST IT THANK YOU FOR HAVING IT ON-LINE .I ENDED UP WITH 250 PIECES NOT 75 THOUGH AND WENT EXACTLY BY THE RECIPE EXCEPY I ADDED SOME VANILLA , BUT IT ALL WAS GONE IN NO TIME.THANK YOU

  2. Sandra,

    Thanks for letting us know how much candy this recipe yields! We’ve amended that part of the recipe. I think it really depends on how large or small you make the clusters, and you can always half the recipe if you think it’s too much. However, it sounds like it didn’t go to waste – thanks for sharing!

    Jessy Yancey
    managing editor

  3. where do you find the white and dark chocolate almond bark? Is almond bark the candy coating? please help, i really want to make this Thanks

  4. This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE! Could you please add our link on the recipe? Thanks!

  5. Sounds so good candy and a slow cooker. Win win! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  6. Hi Kate,

    We use roasted salted almonds. I’ll note that in the recipe – thanks for catching the omission!

    Jessy Yancey
    editor
    Farm Flavor

  7. Hi, I’m making the candy as we “type”. Just a quick question, do you drop the candy on wax paper then when cool put in the liners?

  8. Hi, don’t know if my question went through the first time, I apologize if this is a duplicate.

    I just wanted to know if you dropped the candy mixture onto wax paper first, then put into the little liners or if you dropped it directly into the liners.
    Thank you!

  9. Hi Roz,

    We spoon the chocolate-nut mixture directly into the mini muffin liners and let them harden there. Hope this helps!

    Thanks,
    Jessy Yancey
    editor
    Farm Flavor

  10. Yummy and easy are the best way to describe these nut clusters!! Wrapping them in Christmas tins to give away as gifts:)!!

  11. Hi Michelle,

    Actually, you would need to use white chocolate candy coating – it’s usually labeled as almond bark. If you can only find the chocolate almond bark, you can just use that instead for an extra rich chocolatey flavor!

    Thanks,
    Jessy Yancey
    editor
    Farm Flavor

  12. These sound and look amazing! I’m getting ready to start my holiday baking and anything I can do in the slow cooker will be awesome! Question…what size slow cooker do you use? I only have one and its a 7 qt. oval. Would I need to double the recipe? Like I need 90 large or 160 small pieces of candy sitting around! *LOL* Thanks for your help! 🙂

  13. Hi Pam,

    We used a 3-quart slow cooker, but I think it would be fine to use a larger slow cooker with this amount. The recipe we adapted this from actually does double the recipe, so I think it really just depends on your needs! Ours made about 48 mini-muffin-sized pieces, so if you need more than that, I’d suggest doubling it.

    Hope this helps!
    Jessy Yancey
    editor
    Farm Flavor

  14. Hi… This was a huge hit at all the houses for Christmas.. My husbands aunt wanted to know if we could make this with dark chocolate? Is it possible and if so what would I use? I tried finding dark chocolate almond bark and couldn’t find it anywhere. Also if I wanted to cut the recipe in half should I do half the cooking time in half as well? Sorry new to cooking chocolate

  15. Hi Stephanie,

    Great! I think you could certainly use dark chocolate chips instead of regular, but I am not sure where to find dark chocolate almond bark. Sometimes it’s called candy coating, so you might check with your local grocery store to see if they have a dark version. The almond bark/candy coating is what instantly hardens, so it can’t be substituted with just regular dark chocolate.

    For the cooking time, I would still let it cook for about 45 minutes on high without peeking on the front end, but then you might find that it’s melted within 30 minutes instead of an hour for the next step of the recipe.

    Hope this helps!
    Jessy Yancey
    editor, Farm Flavor

  16. Infix this at Christmastime. . Everyone who receives it as a gift, loves it. I never tell them how easy it is. Shame on me.

  17. Hi Jodi,

    Yes, these should freeze well. They’re great for the holidays!

    Rachel Bertone
    editor, Farm Flavor

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