Whenever I think about making candy, I get an instant headache. Seriously! I think about the candy thermometer and getting the temp just right, and have listened enough times to Martha Stewart talk about making candy to know that it is a real art. But, not today's recipe. It will still taste like you spent all that time and energy over the steaming pot, but instead you'll be letting your crockpot do all the work.
I really love this idea, and not just for Christmas....oh yeah, Valentine's Day too, birthday's, anytime a box of candy is in order. The original recipe only calls for peanuts as an addition to all the chocolate goodness, but I'm imagining other types of nuts and coconut flakes inside and a gorgeous drizzling of caramel sauce on top! But, let's get to the standard recipe first:
- 2# Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts
- 12 oz bag milk chocolate morsels
- 4 oz package Bakers German Sweet Chocolate
- 24 ox package Almond Bark
- Throw all the goodies in the crock pot, and cook for 3 hours on low.
- Stir and spoon into paper cupcake liners and let cool.
- That's it. Seriously!
Should you desire to embellish these sweet treats, I highly recommend using just 1# of the peanuts and adding in 1# of pecans, sweetened flaked coconut and topping with a drizzle of caramel sauce. You'll have your very own, easily made, highly impressive, are you ready.........Turtles!
Merry Candy Making!
Photo courtesy and recipe adapted from: www.facebook.com/vbrearley