Easter Crockpot Candy with M&Ms

Easter Crockpot Candy

I found this recipe here.
MAKES 144 (1 Tbsp) Candies  |  ACTIVE TIME 30 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 2 Hours 30 Minutes
34.5 ounces honey roasted dry roasted peanuts (I used planters)
48 ounces vanilla flavored candy coating ( Almond Bark or CandiQuik)
11.4 ounces M&M Milk Chocolate Plain
optional garnish: seasonal sprinkles (I used jimmies and non-pareils)
Layer peanuts and then vanilla candy coating into crockpot (I used a 5 quart). Cover. Cook for 1 hour on low temperature without lifting the lid. After 1 hour, stir mixture and continue to cook, stirring every 15-20 minutes for another hour (a total of 2 hours).
Meanwhile line 3 cookie sheets with Silpat mats or line countertop or table with a long piece of parchment paper.
Turn off crockpot. Reserve 1/2 cup M&M’s.
When you are ready to scoop, pour remaining M&M’s into crockpot and fold in.
Working quickly, use a 1 tablespoon scooper to portion out candy from crockpot and onto parchment paper. Make sure candy is not touching. Once entire cookie sheet is scooped (before candy dries) top with 1 M&M and sprinkles.
Allow to cool completely.
Serve and enjoy!