{Slow Cooker} Salted Caramel Chocolate Crunch Holiday Gift Recipe

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I would be thrilled if you would head over to Love Grown Food’s Facebook and/or Pinterest page and vote for my holiday recipe creation (by “liking” or pinning) – {Slow Cooker} Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Crunch! This scrumptious salty-sweet snack couldn’t be easier to make in the slow cooker . . . . yes, Crock Pot power! Just dump in everything but the chocolate and let it mingle and caramelize together while you tend to other holiday tasks like wrapping gifts, addressing cards and hauling out the holly. Chocolate chips are melted in at the end and then it just cools for a bit on parchment paper. By using Power O’s, a crunchy cereal made from a blend of beans that adds protein, I’m able to bring a little balance to this sweet snack mix.

If you don’t gobble up the entire recipe at once, this Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Crunch makes a nice addition to any holiday party snack lineup or can be packaged up in jars with pretty ribbon for gift-giving.  Remember to go vote through the Facebook or Pinterest links, it’s really easy.  Thank you.

Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Chocolate Crunch - TheFitFork.com

Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Crunch Recipe

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups “O’s” cereal like Cheerios or Love Grown Power O’s
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 2 cups oyster crackers
  • 2 cups toasted almonds
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt

1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
2. Stir in sugar and vanilla until well blended.
3. In a large slow cooker, combine cereal, pretzels, almonds and crackers. Pour in melted butter mixture and stir to coat.
4. Cook on high for 2-3 hours with the LID OFF, stirring occasionally. Mixture will be done when sugar caramelizes to create a glaze over ingredients. Please keep an eye on ingredients, as slow  cooker temperatures can vary from model to model or with age of the appliance.
5. Turn heat to low and stir in chocolate chips. Put lid on slow cooker and let chocolate soften for about 5 minutes.
6. Remove lid and stir mixture to distribute melted chocolate.
7. Spread mixture on parchment paper and immediately sprinkle with coarse sea salt. After mixture has cooled and hardened, store in an airtight container.

Makes about 10 to 12 cups.

37 thoughts on “{Slow Cooker} Salted Caramel Chocolate Crunch Holiday Gift Recipe

  1. This looks amazing! Something I definitely might make for the holiday season. My only concern is I might eat the entire batch in the process 🙂 You should join my Tried it Tuesday linkup today with this post, it would be a great addition!

  2. YUMM! Do you think you could use coconut oil instead of butter? I have to skip out on dairy 🙁 Looks delicious though! I love my slow cooker and use it almost every week to prepare meals! All my love xo C

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  4. Could you use something else instead of oyster crackers?
    Has anyone made this what are the reviews. I’m going to make this for my clients for christmas

    • Just swap in another snacky kind of cracker (or even more nuts) in the same quantity — could do teddy grahams, pretzel goldfish, mini peanut butter ritz bits . . . etc, you get the idea

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  7. How much does this make? Want to make it for our Sunday School Couples Class and package individually as Christmas gifts.

    • It makes about 12 cups, give or take. Mainly depending on how “hunked up” it is when spread out to cool.

  8. Does the mixture take awhile to cool and harden? I’ve had mine sitting for awhile and it’s not hard enough to store. I’m wondering if I did something wrong?

    • sorry, just now seeing this . . . I’ve never had any trouble with it setting up or heard others having that prob. . .you could try putting in the fridge for 10 minutes. Good luck and happy holidays!

  9. This looks AH-mazing – do you know if you could make this quickly using the microwave? I can’t wait to try it but don’t want to wait the time the slow cooker will take! Great recipe!

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    • thanks for catching that omission! I just fixed recipe, you add with with along with the pretzels, cereal, etc

    • I am so sorry, somehow your message just now showed up! I think it would last for a month if airtight — you could also make and stick in freezer until you are ready to gift it!

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