Oh no! We’re already halfway through the 12 Days of Christmas! Maybe I should just make it 25 days and post every day until Christmas? Then again, maybe not. How would I ever get all of my shopping, wrapping, and baking done between now and Christmas Eve!?
Speaking of baking (sort of), today’s recipe is a fun, quick, and delicious treat you can make for the holidays. It’s Crock Pot Candy!
Now, I’m sure many of you have heard of this since it’s become so popular this year. It’s so yummy, however, that I had to give it some love on IBC. I’m not sure where this recipe originated, but I heard about it from my mom who got it from one of her good friends.
My mom and I share cookie making responsibility for the holidays. She makes half of the recipes and I make half. Then we split our baking bounty. Last year, she made Crock Pot Candy. When she gave it to me, I sort of turned my nose up at it. The joke was on me though because after one bite, I was hooked!
Making this candy is truly simple. Just toss everything into a crock pot.Once all of the ingredients are melted, portion the mixture out and toss on some sprinkles.
I should warn you that this will yield a huge batch of delicious candy. And by huge, I mean around 175 pieces of candy. I know. It’s a lot.
I found the festive paper cups and sprinkles at HomeGoods. Have you ever shopped the gourmet food section at HomeGoods? They have the cutest cooking and baking supplies. It’s a must visit before you start your holiday baking.
This candy is fun to add to a cookie tray or package up as a small gift for a friends, family member, or coworker. Also, it’s super simple to make. Other than portioning the candy out and occasionally stirring, the crock pot really does all the work.
If you have yet to make this candy, I hope you will give it a try. Let me show you how.
Makes about 175 pieces
Here's what you will need:
2 pounds dry-roasted peanuts
2 pounds almond bark* (I used chocolate; however vanilla will also work.)
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
4-ounce German chocolate bar*
Mini paper baking cups
Put all of the ingredients in a crock pot. Cover and set the temperature to warm. Let sit for 1 hour; then stir the mixture. Continue to heat for another hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes for an additional hour or until the chocolate is completely melted.
Once everything is melted, portion out the candy into mini paper baking cups. (I found it helpful to place the cups in a mini muffin pan before filling them with the candy to help them keep their shape. This isn't required, just helpful.) Top with sprinkles and allow to cool until set.
Pack and store in an airtight container.
*I found these ingredients at my local Wal-mart in the baking section. I'd assume that most well-stocked grocery stores / Wal-mart (with grocery section) will carry them. As far as I know, these ingredients can not be replaced with something else to yield the same results.
I told you this candy is easy to make! Best of all, it’s really delicious, too.
As always, I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for another merry day of the 12 Days of Christmas! If you missed any of the days so far, I’ve linked up all the posts below.