Are you looking for a quick and easy way to make candy? This recipe for Peanut Cluster Crock Pot Candy does not require any candy thermometers or laborious constant stirring.
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You literally just pop all the ingredients in a slow cooker, let her cook.
Then stir a couple times and spoon out to cool.
Making Peanut Cluster Crock Pot Candy in a Slow Cooker
The results are simply fantastic. While it might *look* like just chocolate and peanuts, this recipe for Peanut Cluster Crock Pot Candy (found in Gooseberry Patch’s Homemade Christmas) calls for three different kinds of chocolate to give it a bit more depth.
Great Method of Melting Chocolate
Aunt Lou and I grew up in a candy making house. Mom would make all kinds of candies year round and many, many of those candies involved melting chocolate to just the right temperature and keeping it there long enough to work with it. Most of the time we used the microwave with great success, but on occasion we would burn the chocolate or over cook it and it would seize up… and I don’t know too many kitchen crimes worse than ruining perfectly good chocolate.
Now the recipe calls for you to cook your candy on low for 3 hours, but I found that mine was perfect and ready at about 90 minutes, so keep an eye on it… this is NOT a fix it and forget it kind of recipe. You could burn the chocolate if you let it cook too long, but we don’t need to talk about that, because yours is going to turn out just fine ;).
Crock Pot Candy Recipe
Peanut Cluster Crock Pot Candy
- 32 oz Cocktail Peanuts (2-16 oz cans)
- 12 oz White Baking Chocolate (2-6 oz bars) chopped
- 4 oz Bar Sweet German Baking Chocolate chopped
- 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips
- Mix all the ingredients together in your crock pot after spraying it with non-stick spray.
- Cover and cook on low for 1-3 hours stirring and checking every half-hour to see if melted.
- Once fully melted and blended, turn off slow cooker and spoon out candy by the teaspoonful on to wax paper and let cool.
- Store in an airtight container to keep fresh.
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