Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday

The recipe I am sharing today is one I heard about on the radio. The DJ's have been bragging this up and today said they had it posted on their website. Since it was a slow cooker recipe I had to check it out! This is unusual because it is a recipe for candy. If you wanted to you could just melt the chocolate the normal way, but the DJ's said the reason for using the slow cooker is; you don't have to worry about the chocolate burning and you can start it up, do some of your other Christmas baking, cleaning... and when you are ready finish this candy. I regret to say I won't be making this because I don't like peanuts, but callers to the radio station raved about it!
Peanut Clusters
2 - 16 ounce jars dry roasted peanuts, salted
48 ounces white chocolate candy coating
4 ounces sweet german chocolate
10 - 12 ounces dark chocolate
Place all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on low for about 3 hours. Don't touch during this time. Turn pot off and let sit for 20 minutes. Cover a large surface (about 3 square feet) with waxed or parchment paper. Stir mixture completely. Drop by spoonfuls onto paper. Let harden and store in airtight container. Enjoy!
For more slow cooker recipes visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

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Mary said...


Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds so much easier than melting chocolate in a double boiler and going to all that trouble. This is simple and easy.

Thanks for the kind words about my eye exam. I appreciate your support.


Pennies In My Pocket said...

WOW, I am seriously going to do this on Christmas day! My brother and his family are coming in town and I just know his kids (and all of us) would love it! How different! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

Zaankali said...

We did this last Saturday only I couldn't find it on the radio stations site anymore. However I googled it and found the same recipe but the instructions were: after an hour stir it and then stir it every 15 min for the next hour.
They turned out great!

Laura said...

Wow! Those sound delicious. I'm making some tins of goodies for a few different neighbors and friends, and this sounds like an easy good addition!

Dena said...

I love stopping in but you know I am NOT gonna be making it - maybe Leslie will try!

Anonymous said...

This looks really good. Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Oh mari, I AM going to try this! It sounds so wonderful! I'll go tonight to get the white chocolate....I have everything else :)


IN Him,

Sandra said...

Oh WOW, I'm so making this for curt's work :)

Thank you Mari :)

Bonnie said...

This looks great ! And it looks like something the kids could sooo help make ! I'll have to try it. Looks like I'm going to have to replace my slow cooker (it died !! ) before the winter comes after all !!

Do you like other nuts ? Why not substitue a nut you like for the peanuts ? Or you could do it like Rocky Road ... ever made that ? Just melt all the chocolate in the slow cooker. Just before you tip it onto the wax paper, add gummy bears, little marshmellows (and pistachio nuts if you like them). Stir and then continue as recipe indicates. I'll have you post my sister in laws Rocky Road recipe. Guess that means I'll have you make some of it so I can include a photo !!! :)

Michelle said...

as everyone else has said"I'm makig this for christmas day" but I will have to hide it from Rob!!haha..thanks for sharing this recipe.

sharon brobst said...

Oh Mari, I have to try this! There's NOTHING better than peanuts and chocolate!!!

Thanks for sharing it!

Cheri said...

That looks so good. I bet the kids would love this one too.

The Park Wife said...

Mari, I just found your blog from one of my blog friends SharonB. I love it. I have never heard of a slowcooker candy recipe, I will have to try it. I also made PWs cinnamon rolls, problem is I ate so many I did not have many to give away. Best of intentions though. The Park Wife