Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Just for Fun: Crock Pot Candy

Crock Pot Peanut Cluster Candy  /  Delicious as it Looks


Well, we are about half-way between Valentine's Day and Easter, so it seems like a good time to share a chocolate recipe. You don't mind, do you? Didn't think so. This candy is not necessarily low-FODMAP. Nor is it natural or good for you, but not everything can be.



Crock Pot Peanut Cluster Candy  /  Delicious as it Looks


What this candy is, is very delicious and very easy. If you like chocolate and peanuts, then this candy is for you. If you are looking for a recipe to take to a pot luck, bake sale, or just to take in to work as a treat, then this candy is for you. It makes a ton! What else can I say, this candy is just fun. I found the recipe on Food.com: Crock Pot Candy.

Start out with a crock pot. Put the peanuts in the bottom. Top with the chocolate chips, white almond bark and German chocolate. I forgot to buy German chocolate, so I threw in some Hershey kisses instead. Work with what you got!

Crock Pot Peanut Cluster Candy  /  Delicious as it Looks


Next turn on the crock pot to low and let the chocolate melt. This takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. It will look like this when it's done. Don't worry, it just needs a good stir.

Crock Pot Peanut Cluster Candy  /  Delicious as it Looks


Once you stir it, it will look like this. Starting to look better, isn't it? In fact, I dare you to not take a spoonful to sample it!

Crock Pot Peanut Cluster Candy  /  Delicious as it Looks


Now, line cookie sheets with waxed paper and drop the mixture by the spoonful onto the waxed paper. I used a cookie scoop for this and it made it unimaginably easy. I recommend one like this Baker's Secret Cookie Dough Scoop. I don't know what I ever did before cookie scoops!

Crock Pot Peanut Cluster Candy  /  Delicious as it Looks


Let the candy cool until the chocolate hardens. You can either do this on your kitchen counter or in the fridge, if you are in a hurry. And who isn't in a hurry to get this scrumptious candy done?

Crock Pot Peanut Cluster Candy  /  Delicious as it Looks


I took this candy into work and my co-workers loved it. It's the perfect combination of salty and sweet, which makes in incredibly addicting. Don't say I didn't warn you.



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Crock Pot Peanut Cluster Candy
makes about 6 dozen
from Food.com: Crock Pot Candy

Ingredients

1 - 16 oz. container dry roasted, salted peanuts
1 - 16 oz. container dry roasted, unsalted peanuts
1 - 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 oz. German chocolate (or any other chocolate you have hanging around)
32 oz. white almond bark

Directions
  1. Pour peanuts into the bottom of a crock pot. Put chocolate chips, German chocolate and almond bark on top.
  2. Cook on low, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until chocolate is melted. Stir well.
  3. Drop by the tablespoon onto waxed-paper-lined cookie sheets.
  4. Let cool at room temperature or in the fridge until chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!

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