Chocolate or Chocolate Butterscotch Crock Pot Candy

Debbie and Tracy love Halloween. Love, LOVE Halloween! You can tell by all the posts they did with a Halloween theme, Cheese Cloth Ghosts, Halloween Countdown Calendar, Mummy Mason Jars,  Graveyard Pudding Cups,,  Bloody Shirley Temples. and Halloween Mason Jar Wreath.

I  love Valentine’s Day. Love, LOVE Valentine’s Day. As soon as Christmas is over, I start looking forward to our family Valentine’s dinner. We have a candlelit dinner, with Easy Chocolate Caramel Fondue.
Two recipes for Crock Pot Candy - Makes 150 pieces each of either chocolate or chocolate butterscotch. Perfect for gift giving.

I am not that sorely tempted by Halloween Candy. But homemade candy…watch out! That does me in! I kinda made myself sick testing these two recipes, and it was totally worth it. So good. I have this silly notion that if I combine chocolate with peanuts, the protein will balance out the sugar. The theory doesn’t hold, but it makes me feel better when I indulge. And indulge you will when you taste these two great recipes that will be a perfect treat for your Valentine.
Crock Pot Candy 2 ways, chocoloate and chocolate butterscotch. Makes 150 pieces of yum!What I love about these two  recipes is that you can make a big batch in the crock pot and have 150 or more pieces of candy ready with only an hours worth of effort. So spread the love! Let all the people you care about get a special homemade Valentine gift from you! Nothing says it better than chocolate covered peanuts, right? It all started when I saw a pin for crock pot candy. What a great idea. The crock pot will melt the chocolate and it will stay melted while making the candy. I love this method found at Just a Pinch. After trying and loving this method, I adapted one of my own recipes and loved the results there as well. So today, you get a twofer! Two recipes for one.

And guess what? They both Rock!

Crock Pot Candy – Original Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 16oz jar roasted, salted peanuts
  • 1 12oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bar (4ozs.) sweetened german chocolate (green packaging), broken into pieces 3 lbs. (two 24oz pkgs.) white almond bark, broken into pieces. (I found this at Walmart during the holiday season – You can use vanilla candy melts as well)
Instructions
  1. Put ingredients into a 4 or 5-quart crockpot in order as listed. Peanuts, chocolate chips, german chocolate, white almond bark.
  2. Cover and cook on LOWEST setting for 3 hours. DO NOT remove lid! Turn to warm and allow to cool slightly. Mixture will not be melted but will be soft.
  3. Mix thoroughly and drop by teaspoon size cookie dropper or a teaspoon onto parchment paper.
  4. Let cool thoroughly. Makes approximately 150 – 170 pieces.
Chocolate Butterscotch Crock Pot Candy
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups roasted salted peanuts
  • 2 (11 ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 (11 ounce) packages butterscotch chips
  • 1 (6 ounce) can Potato Stix – also called potato shoestrings
Instructions
  1. Layer ingredients in crock pot in this order: peanuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.
  2. Set crock pot to low for 2 hours. Do not remove the lid.
  3. After two hours, turn crock pot to low, add potato stix and mix thoroughly.
  4. Drop by teaspoon size cookie dropper or a teaspoon onto parchment paper.
  5. Let cool thoroughly. Makes approximately 150 – 170 pieces.

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