Homemade sweets don’t get much easier than these chocolate drop candies! No candy thermometer is needed and they take just a few ingredients. Using the slow-cooker for melting the chocolate makes these candies so easy and fool proof—perfect for cooking with kids.
Use your creativity and vary ingredients according to your taste or what you happen to have on hand! If you need to make the candies without nuts, just leave them out and increase the cereal portion. Also, I happen to like the combination of milk and dark chocolate, but you can certainly alter the chocolate combination according to your preferences.
As for different variations, I myself varied the ingredients for the two types of candies in the photos: in one I used dried apricots (chopped) and unsweetened shredded coconut, and in the other I simply increased the crispy cereal and omitted the nuts. Some other ideas:
- dried cranberries and slivered almonds
- raisins, peanuts and granola instead of crispy rice
- dried blueberries and chopped walnuts
No garnish is needed, but for the holidays I wanted to give them extra oomph. It only takes a few sprinkles to do the job, and again, use what you have on hand.