Slow Cooker Rocky Road Candy


Slow Cooker Rocky Road Candy… super easy to make and only takes 5 ingredients! The best part about this recipe is there is absolutely no cooking or baking required.  Perfect for when you need a last minute holiday treat.

Take one bite and you’ll be hooked. These rocky road candies have the perfect amount of sweet and salty ratio. Trust me when I say, add these to your baking list! I know I’ll be making them again. ;)

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Candy made with only 5 ingredients. This recipe is SO easy to make and absolutely delicious! Perfect holiday treat.

Rocky road candy ingredients

All you need for this recipe is chocolate, peanut butter, peanuts and marshmallows. Combine it all in the slow cooker and it does all the work for you. Seriously one of the easiest treats you’ll make all season!

If you aren’t a fan of peanuts, feel free to add in your favorite nut, such as almonds or pecans. Lots of possibilities.

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Candy made with only 5 ingredients. This recipe is SO easy to make and absolutely delicious! It makes the perfect holiday treat.

I’m excited to be partnering with Kroger on this post. I found all my ingredients there and I have to say those chocolate chunks from the Private Selection are my new favorite for chocolate chip cookies. YUM!

Speaking of Kroger.. have you tried ClickList yet? I just tried it for the first time this past week and I am officially now obsessed. You basically order the groceries from the app and then can set up a time to pick it up. I find it best to place the order the night before and pick it up in the morning. I have a feeling this will be saving me a lot of time, money and calories (because we all know when I walk by the ice cream isle, I can’t say no)!

ClickList at Kroger -shop online and pick up at the store!

Here’s a few simple steps on how to use the ClickList app (I find it easiest to use on a computer):

  1. Download the Kroger app or go to and sign up for a free account.
  2. Search for the items you’re looking for (the more specific the better) and the hit ‘add to list.’
  3. To check, go to your shopping list when completed. Then proceed to checkout and pick a time to check out.

It does cost $5 (the first 3 times using it are free), but totally worth it to me when I have all 3 kids in tow. Especially in the winter.

Okay… back to the recipe, as promised!

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Candy made with chocolate, peanuts, peanut butter and marshmallows. The easiest holiday treat you'll make this year! They are SO good too!

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Candy

Yield: 12 candies

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


Combine the chocolate, peanuts and peanut butter into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour. Remove lid and stir until smooth. Allow to cool 2 minutes.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place rounded spoonfuls onto the lined cookie sheet. Top with extra marshmallows and chopped peanuts if desired. Allow to cool, or place in the refrigerator to speed the process.


You may omit the chocolate chunks and use 1 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips if desired.

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Candy Video

Rocky Road Candy packaged in a wooden basket with parchment paper, bakers twine and a Happy Holidays gift tag. Download the free printable on IHeartNaptime.Net

Looking for a fun gift to give? Place a piece of parchment paper in a basket and the candies inside. Then tie with some bakers twine and a holiday tag (free printable for this one HERE).


This post is brought to you by Kroger and ClickList. Follow them on Instagram or Pinterest for more inspiration.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Kara posted on November 15, 2016 at 4:25 pm (#

    I love a good sweet and salty combo too. These look fantastic, and I love that you can make them in the slow cooker!

  2. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious posted on November 15, 2016 at 7:07 pm (#

    Whoa, how easy is this? !!!! Marshmallow, for the win. Always.

  3. Kelly - A Side of Sweet posted on November 15, 2016 at 7:25 pm (#

    My mom used to make something similar growing up. I’ve been looking for this recipe! Thank you!

  4. Sandi posted on November 16, 2016 at 12:11 am (#

    I could eat a dozen of these :-)

  5. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife posted on November 16, 2016 at 3:18 pm (#

    oooo I’ve never made candy in the crockpot! I need to try this! yum! 

  6. Katie posted on November 16, 2016 at 4:09 pm (#

    Do you put the marshmallows in the slow cooker? Or only on top of the pieces at the end? It wasn’t clear to me from the instructions. These look great and I can’t wait to make them!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on November 16, 2016 at 6:03 pm (#

      When it cooled for two minutes, I added some of the marshmallows to the mixture, then topped the spoonfuls with more marshmallows. If I had added them in the beginning, they would have melted completely. :)

  7. Christy posted on November 16, 2016 at 6:05 pm (#

    This is a great recipe. It sounds delicious and I’m always looking for gluten free snacks for my daughter’s BFF. Thank you

  8. Annie Holmes posted on November 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm (#

    I love that you can make candy from a crock pot!

  9. Michelle | A Latte Food posted on November 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm (#

    Oh my gosh, these sound amazing!!

  10. Melanie | Melanie Makes posted on November 16, 2016 at 11:11 pm (#

    Love that these are made in the slow cooker!

  11. Misti posted on November 19, 2016 at 4:15 pm (#

    These look great! Do you think they will freeze well?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on November 19, 2016 at 6:09 pm (#

      If you do not use the marshmallows, they would freeze and defrost very well!

  12. Santvani Bhajan posted on November 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm (#

    Looks super easy, yummy and fun. Perfect for the kids.