If you like gifting food for Christmas to people then you have to try these slow cooker chocolate candy from Trisha Yearwood. This recipe makes a lot and it is so easy to make and they are so addicting. You might want to keep them all to yourself. 🙂
Your slow cooker is an awesome way to utilize space this Christmas when baking all those Christmas goodies. One thing I noticed when watching her show is that she has a Cuisinart programmable slow cooker. Her recipe states that you can dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker and it is ready in 3 hours without stirring. This is simply not the case with every slow cooker model there is out there and your candy might be done sooner than 3 hours. My slow cooker did not take the whole 3 hours, only 1.5 hours.
Slow Cookers can also melt chocolate really nicely. I have a list of tips below to help you guys out so that your candy comes out nice and doesn’t burn. This is a warning and the first time I did make this my peanuts did burn because the chocolate melted faster than the recipe time calls for. The second time I made them, they came out perfect because of the timing.
Post Updated 12/20/2019
How to Make Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy
Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker.
Layer the chocolate over the peanuts, beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the chocolate chips and then the almond bark.
Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours. Do not stir the mixture. After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Drop the candy into cupcake pan liners using about 2 tablespoons per liner. Allow the candy to cool completely before removing the cupcake liners.
Tips for Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy
Cupcake liners aren’t necessary. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a lined baking sheet and drop the candy down on the sheet pan.
Some slow cookers will not take long to make this candy. My slow cooker took half the time to cook and not 3 hrs like the recipe states. It all depends on how hot your slow cooker gets on low so you HAVE to keep an eye on this candy. You can't just walk away from it.
Stir the candy every 15 to 30 minutes. Use the timer on your smart phone as a reminder for stirring the candy.
Do not use the high setting on your crockpot.
The recipe calls for chopped Peanuts. 1 pound of peanuts is 16 ounces. I have not tried this recipe using any other type of nut than that because it can get expensive.
Other Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy recipe from Trisha YearwoodPrint
- 2 pounds salted dry-roasted peanuts
- 4 ounces German's sweet chocolate (about 4 squares)
- One 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
- 2 ½ pounds white almond bark
- Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker. Layer the chocolate over the peanuts, beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the chocolate chips and then the almond bark. Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours. Please watch your candy and stir it every once and awhile so that it doesn't burn! Some slow cookers will take less than 3 hrs!!
- After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. Drop the candy into cupcake pan liners using about 2 tablespoons per liner. Allow the candy to cool completely before removing the cupcake liners.
- Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/slow-cooker-chocolate-candy-recipe.html?oc=linkback
- Category: Easy
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: slow cooker chocolate candy