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Hello! I am Sherri, one of the trio of sisters at Made From Pinterest and I am so excited to be here to share this great technique for making candy with you. I recently saw a study that said Pinterest makes the Holiday Season less stressful because it shares so many great holiday ideas. I hope getting two recipes in one post will ease your stress this season. If not, you can ease your stress by eating the candy!

I am not that sorely tempted by Halloween Candy. But homemade candy…Watch out! That does me in! I honestly 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 perfect on your holiday gift giving plates.
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. 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. These will provide great variety for our holiday treat plate. If they make it there! Your family might just eat them all before you get to give them away.

Crock Pot Candy – original
Author: Adapted by MadeFromPinterest
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
Author: Sherri at MadeFromPinterest
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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