Monday, December 23, 2013

Crockpot Chocolate Candy

Good morning!
I hope that you are having a great day! Did you enjoy your weekend? Did you finish all of your last minute shopping, wrapping, and baking? I heard it was crazy out there, thankfully I did not need to venture out. I was home trying a few last minute recipes and trying not to eat it all before I could package it up.




One of the things I made was this "Crockpot candy". Basically you throw all of your ingredients in the crock pot and less than an hour later you spoon them out onto a Silphat or waxed paper, let set and enjoy.

Chocolate covered candy is a staple at Christmas, normally I use my chocolate tempering machine or the microwave but this method is so easy it is ridiculous. 




Chocolate Covered Nuts, Marshmallows and Pretzels

1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 bag of 60% chocolate chips
1 bag of Wilton chocolate discs

24 oz of  honey roasted peanuts or
pretzels or
colored marshmallows or 
your choice of nuts, berries, seeds, etc. 

Place all chocolate into the crock pot, turn on low and cook for 30-45 minutes or until melted. 

Pour chocolate into bowls and add whatever you want to chocolate cover, then spoon out portions onto waxed paper. Let set, and enjoy. 

Note: Make sure to watch your chocolate so it does not burn. Each Crockpot is different.



I love this candy! It is shiny, smooth, rich, creamy, chocolaty and scrumptious!  After it set up I packaged it into bags, decorated with ribbon and gave it all away to the neighbors and some friends. I think I am going to have to whip up another batch because I am addicted the the chocolate covered marshmallows!  




The peanuts are pretzels are not bad either. 



You can cover anything, cookies, candy, dried fruits, nuts, or a combination f nuts and fruit. One of my favorites is cashews, dried cherries and pistachios. 

Do you make candy? What do you make? An old family recipe? Do you chocolate cover anything? What is your favorite things to cover with chocolate?

Travel safe this week if you are off to spend time with family and friends.
Have a great week!

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13 comments:

  1. This is a great idea and one I can do as the one implement I do have on our little boat is a crock pot! :-)
    Have a wonderful time over the holidays Elizabeth. I'm going to try and make more time to email next year.
    Much love.
    Di
    xoxo

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    1. Di I hope you have a fabulos Christmas I am sure your guests are in for a wonderful meal. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip

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  2. These look amazing! I already have finished most of my baking, but these look SO tempting I may have to add them to the mix.

    Have a beautiful and joyous Christmas, Elizabeth!!!! xoxo

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    1. Sandy a merry Christmas to you too! I hope it is wonderful. What tasty treats did you make ?

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  3. I can almost taste how good those are!! Wishing you a Merry merry Christmas and all the best in 2014!!

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    1. Tina these treats are delicious, especially the marshmallow. Have a Merry Christmas

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  4. This looks very yummy, I'd love the marshmallow one!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Xx

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    1. Simone these treats are delicious and the marshmallow are my favorite also. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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  5. Looks and sounds tasty!

    Merry Christmas to you!

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  6. This sounds so yummy, Elizabeth! Last year, I made little candy gifts as well....melted chocolate, I then dropped dried fruits and nuts onto them, and they came out so pretty...you have reminded me here to make them again ... :)
    Love to you, and Merry Christmas! (I came by e-mail as well) You are SO kind, mon amie! Thank You!!
    Hugs,
    - Irina

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  7. Merry Christmas, Elizabeth! I am so glad we met this year! It's been fun sharing recipes and visiting your "wonderfilled" Friday posts!
    w/L

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  8. Dear Elizabeth, now these really do have my name stamped all over them, delish!
    Thank you so much for all your support, inspiration and friendship. I cherish each and every message. I don't have a private facebook account so I am unsure how to post a comment as 'a page'. If you have any tips let me know as I'd love to comment back on your page.
    Wishing you the merriest Christmas filled with laughter, warmth, kindness and ....chocolate!
    Paul xoxo

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