Sunday, December 20, 2015

Crockpot Chocolate Candy

When I saw this recipe on my friend Kitty's blog Kitty's Kozy Kitchen last year, I saved the recipe in my Christmas 2015 file. Good thing I have a folder or else I would have forgotten all about it. 

The recipe is from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood, and it makes a nice gift for neighbors and friends. This candy is addictive! I packaged it in holiday bags that I found at Walmart, and used my foodie gift tags from Crate and Barrel. 

It's my Christmas tradition to put holiday CD's in my car even though I can easily get the music on Pandora or my iPhone. I just love looking at the covers :-)

Here's the recipe for Crockpot Chocolate Candy. You could make it in time for Christmas. It's that easy!

2 pounds salted dry-roasted peanuts (I used unsalted)
4 ounces German's sweet chocolate (about 4 squares)
One 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
2-1/2 pounds white almond bark

Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker. Add the dried 
cranberries, if desired. Layer the chocolate over the peanuts and dried 
cranberries, beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the 
chocolate chips and then the almond bark. Set the temperature on low 
and cook for 3 hours. Do not stir the mixture.

After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. Drop 
the candy into cupcake pan liners using about 2 tablespoons per liner. 
Allow the candy to cool completely before removing the cupcake liners. 
Kitty said she just drops the candy onto waxed paper so I did half that way. Joe liked the presentation in the cupcake liners best.

I am joining Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday. Thanks for stopping by! 
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. WE love Christmas CDS also:) Dan Duggan is new to me..will investigate...Fun recipe Debbie!

    1. Dan Dugan is a local musician and he plays the hammered dulcimer, guitar, piano and fiddle. Different from my other Christmas music and I enjoy that.

  2. This sounds delicious and so easy. Did you make it with or without the cranberries? I am going to try this...will let you know the results.
    Merry Christmas to you and Joe!

    1. I made half with the cranberries and half without. Loved it both ways. Merry Christmas to you and Howard!

  3. The candy looks wonderful, my friend! I gave some away to my neighbors, also, and it's such a easy, but delicious treat. I do love them in the liners, but last year I used the tiny candy liners and it was too difficult to put the chocolate in. Thank you for the shout out and I'm so happy that you loved the recipe.
    One of my favorite things during Christmas, is listening to carols. It's so soothing and makes baking and cooking extra enjoyable.
    Merry Christmas blessings to you and Joe!

  4. Bet the house smelled great! Merry Christmas Week Debbie-enjoy:@)

  5. Looks tasty - I make a similar candy in the microwave - YUM!!

  6. What a fun recipe, Debbie, and it sounds dangerous to have around :) I'll bet it tastes delicious with the peanuts and cranberries, both of which I'd love. Merry, Merry Christmas to you and Joe!


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