Monday, November 17, 2008

Crock Pot Candy

My good friend Dave at Fondren gave us this recipe. You could sit in front of the TV and do some major damage on these babies. Before you even get started, it might be a good idea to buy an extra roll of wax paper - you will be suprised how many pieces it makes.

Also, you might want to pick up some of those little paper candy cups from Michael's before you get started. That way you'll have an idea of how big you'd like the final product to be, in case you want to "fancy" them up.

1(16oz.)jar salted peanuts
1(16oz.)jar unsalted peanuts
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips( 12oz. milk chocolate chips)
1 bar german sweet chocolate, broken in pieces
2(1 and 1/2-lb.)pkgs white almond bark, broken in pieces

  1. Layer all ingredients IN ORDER LISTED in a large slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 3 hours. DO NOT OPEN THE LID .
  3. After the 3hrs., stir. The almond bark will appear unmelted, even after 3 hrs. After stirring, it blends in well.
  4. Do not cut the heat off while you drop the candy by teaspoons onto wax paper.
  5. Makes about 150-160 pieces of candy

The dropping process takes a long time. Turn on the radio and prepare to boogie down. Also, it takes about 30 minutes for the candy to set up on the wax paper, so it's not possible to pick up the wax paper on its own: the candy will all slide to the middle and make a big mess. I learned to do it this way:

  1. Line the entire kitchen table with towels (so the heat from the candy won't melt wax from the paper onto the table and mess up the finish).
  2. Turn a large cookie sheet upside down on the counter next to the crock pot.
  3. Put a sheet of wax paper on the underside (the top, now that it's turned over) of the cookie sheet.
  4. Drop the candy onto the paper.
  5. Then take the cookie sheet with the paper over to the kitchen table.
  6. Slowly and carefully slide the paper from the sheet onto the table.

This way you free up counter space and have enough room to hold all the candy pieces.

Whenever I make this recipe, I can't help but think how nice it would be for a party such as a shower or wedding reception. You would be the most popular and loved person at work if you brought these and put them on the conference table.


L said...

I can testify that this candy is addictive!


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