Slow Cooker Candy

Yes, I said it…I made candy in my slow cooker.  I was skeptical at first and I totally ruined my first batch somehow, but the 2nd time worked perfectly!  It was really, really good!

I send half of it to hubbyman’s office where it was devoured before lunch and the second half was placed on the tables of a Valentine’s Day party…none of it made it’s way back to my house.  I think that says it all.  This will be my new go-to recipe for parties and cookie exchanges.

I wish I could take all the credit for this baby, but I found it over at Just a Pinch.

Beware: makes a TON!

Slow Cooker Candy

1-32 oz jar of roasted, salted peanuts

1-12 oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips

1-4 oz bar german chocolate, broken

2-24 oz pkgs white almond bark, broken

Layer ingredients into a 4-5 qt slow cooker in the order listed.  Cover and cook on low for about 2 hours (don’t peak, unless it starts to smell like it’s burning).  Turn off slow cooker and leave lid in place while it cools just a little.  Chocolate will not look like it’s melted, but it is softened.  Once slightly cooled, mix everything until well combined.  Drop by teaspoonful’s onto waxed paper.  Makes about 150.

I got into trouble cuz I couldn’t find the almond bark and substituted white chocolate chips and almond extract.  Don’t know why it didn’t work….but it didn’t.  It’s best to stick with the recipe unless you feel really adventurous!

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  1. Hi Wendy, I’ve never heard of making candy in the crockpot before and it sounds so simple. I will have to try it soon. Today I melted chocolate to coat strawberries and I goofed the first batch because I was told to add butter and it became like frosting… too thick. Second time around, I used the chocolate only and it worked beautifully!

  2. My mom used to make something similar–Peanut/Pecan Clusters– (w/out white bark) when I was a kid…but not in a crockpot! Who would have thought! I like to use pecans and dried cranberries in my mom’s. I wonder how dried fruit would behave in the crockpot? I’m kind of a dunce when it comes to crockpotting, to be honest!

  3. Its so funny that you have blogged about making this candy in your slow cooker! My mother-in-law made this candy and sent it to us. It is the excat recipe! The candy is so delicious! I could sit and eat the whole box! My husband asked her for more, and she sent us two batches. One was the recipe above and she added coconut to the second! You really need to try that! I had emergency surgery on 2/4, and she sent another batch! Totally addicting! I really need to try making this myself!

    Thank you for posting the recipe. I can now save it to my favorites!!!

    • oh…coconut sounds wonderful. i will totally try that next time! i did change the recipe just a bit…only cuz when i was shopping for the ingredients I couldn’t find the unsalted nuts called for in the original recipe (it said 16oz salted and 16oz unsalted). i think it was just fine the way i made it! thanks for the yummy tip!


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