Chocolate Peanut Clusters with candy canes

I found this recipe on the internet. Then I recruited Kevin’s help to find all the ingredients. Finding the new ingredients in a store is like geocaching. It’s a treasure hunt.

I had to look up almond bark on the computer. Once we found out what almond bark looked like and where to find it, the treasure hunt for new ingredients went quickly. I read the recipe and Kevin put the ingredients into the crock pot. Good Team Work!

Chocolate Peanut Clusters are a favorite of Kevin’s.
Even though eating the chocolate peanut clusters caused me to gained 2 lbs, the recipe is still a keeper for us.

Crockpot Candy – Chocolate Peanut Clusters with candy canes

 

MAKES 144 (1 Tbsp) Candies  |  ACTIVE TIME 30 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 2 Hours 30 Minutes

34.5 ounces honey roasted dry roasted peanuts (I used planters)
32 ounces almond bark (vanilla flavored)
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
4 ounces German chocolate bar (by Baker’s) – I couldn’t find a Baker’s German chocolate bar so I used a bakers chocolate bar
optional garnish: sprinkles or crushed candy canes – I used peppermint candy canes.

Layer ingredients into crock pot (I used a 5 quart), starting with the peanuts. Cover. Cook for 1 hour on low temperature. Do not stir. After 1 hour stir mixture and continue to cook, stirring every 15-20 minutes for another hour (a total of 2 hours).

Meanwhile line counter top or table with a long piece of parchment paper.

Turn off crock pot. Use a 1 tablespoon scooper to scoop out candy from crock pot and onto parchment paper. Make sure candy is not touching. Top with favorite garnish. – Put in refrigerator to harden quicker

Allow to cool completely.

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick – The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2014 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
4-6 Quart Slow Cooker
1 Tablespoon Scooper
Parchment paper

Happy Exercising!

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