Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy

Total Time:
3 hr 25 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
3 hr

Yield:
30 to 40 pieces
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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 1/2 pounds white almond bark
Directions

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.


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The dry roasted nuts don't belong in chocolate.  Really want garlic, paprika and celery in your chocolate?  Use Spanish for candy is a law. Or should be anyway. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this chocolate numerous times. It's always a big hit and it has never burned. After the first batch, I switched to mini-muffin pans. You will get about 100 pieces which is great for making gift baskets. Also, everyone seems to like the smaller size.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
To those who have "burnt" problems, your issue must be the crockpot. Have made these multiple times in different crockpots without any problems. Do NOT exceed the 3 hour cooking time. If you want a thinner candy, drop by spoonfuls on parchment paper. Don't move till completely set. Awsome candy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am so disappointed. I followed the directions exactly and my peanuts burned to a crisp. The ingredients are really expensive too. It looked delicious on TV. I've never had an issue with my crock pot before. I'm so sad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YI Walmart carries white almond bark, year-round. Others stores only seasonal, during Christmas holiday. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this today it's so good my kid love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Started making this candy last year. I couldn't find white almond bark last year, so made it with regular chocolate almond bark. A real hit! This year I was able to locate white almond bark. Still delicious, but I think I'll go back to using the regular chocolate almond bark next time. This stuff disappears. I used the small candy wrappers (look like small cupcake liners) and I could only get 1 tablespoon of candy in each one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the directions to the letter. My peanuts started to burn and the chocolate dried out. I had to throw the whole batch out. I might try this again only set my crockpot to warm instead of low. item not reviewed by moderator and published
ViHall I followed the recipe the 1st time but I had a 6 qt and the recipe was 4 qt. Peanuts burned and dumped everything. Bought all ingredients again and cut time to 1 1/2 hr, slow cooker on low, started smelling peanuts getting too hot. Dumped everything upside down on a piece of foil for picking out burned nuts, and mixed everything on the foil. Bought mini-muffin papers and used a smaller cookie scooper. This worked great. When I make this recipe again, I will add another package of semisweet Chocolate Chips. I do not know if the failure was in the different size slow cookers but it tastes great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like many others I saw the episode and just went for it without reading reviews (which I usually do). Burnt nuts, burnt chocolate, house smells, waste of money. I knew it was going to happen but out of respect I followed the recipe. I won't do that again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this last night. After reading all the reviews, I cooked mine for 90 mins. then turned the cooker off and let it set for about 30 mins. The only ingredient I changed was the peanuts for roasted and salted almonds. My grandson has a peanut allergy, but he can eat almonds. I left the almonds whole, but next time I will roughly chop them. I ran out of liner papers toward the end, so I spread the remaining mixture on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. When set, I broke it into pieces (as I ate it). Merry Christmas! item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWFU:!!!! Nuts burned, chocolate burned. I knew it was a bad idea to put that much money into a crockpot. item not reviewed by moderator and published
wish I would have read the reviews before i wasted a lot of money in chocolate, the chocolate and peanuts burnt, the kids were disappointed and the house smells horrible. i watched it on TV they made it look so easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these today for Christmas treats and they came out perfect. At $4.99 for a lb of almond bark I only used 1 LB and cut back on the peanuts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ALWAYS read the reviews on recipes, but I watched the episode and it looked great. Instead, I, too, wound up with burnt peanuts and a lot of money down the drain. I'm going to try to salvage some of it, and I'll try the Bourbon to see if it helps. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to echo the others reviews below. I followed the directions exactly and ended up with black, scorched peanuts. I managed to salvage about half of it but I'm very disappointed with this recipe. Sorry Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wish I had read the reviews before making this. I too ended up with burned peanuts and a waste of $$. I was able to salvage some of it and added some Sweet Lucy Bourbon to mask any burnt flavor. Don't know if I would attempt this again. Very disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The 2 1/2 lbs of white chocolate seems like a lot to me. To the people who have made this recipe did you use that much white almond bark or white chocolate? The almond bark I bought comes in a 1 1/1 lb. package. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy and super delicious! I made them for work and there were NONE left! This is definitely a keeper! Thanks Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I split the time in half starting on low and ending on warm. Turned out great. I will make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were fabulous and so easy to make. I halved the recipe because I was using the mini liners, made 48 mini candies. It only took a little over an hour for the candy to melt (after reading other reviews, I knew to check the crock pot after an hour). I did add craisins after the chocolate melted, great add-in! These were a huge hit and success. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make, the only challenge was finding Almond Bark; apparently unheard of in central California. So I used a White Candy Bark that I found (the store only carries at the Holidays), and it turned out fine. I think next time I'll skip the crock pot liner, that made it hard to mix and I ended up wasting more than I would have in the "bare" crockpot. They were a smashing success at all three events I took them to, and had several requests for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these yesterday, they were delicious and easy....Walmart had everything I needed. Next time I will just drop on parchment paper 1 tablespoon and put in gift bags for smaller bites. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The worst experience. It will be hard to make anything of her's again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these last night in my 6qt crockpot. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great. Although the ingredients cost a bit it's worth it for the amount it makes. I was able to give gift bags to 3 offices and still had enough left to take to a party and was even able to leave a few for the hubby to enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made one half of the recipe last night and it was super easy. But I think you could avoid using the Baker's German Chocolate altogether as it was rather pricey and really added nothing more to this recipe. I would call these "Peanut Clusters" because that's what they are - peanuts in chocolate and no distinguishing between "sweet" chocolate, semi-sweet and mixing in the white bark. Might be able to just use milk chocolate chips and add the white bark to lighten the chocolate flavor a bit and stir in peanuts. I think salted virginia peanuts would give it more of a peanut/salty flavor than the dry roasted ones did. Okay recipe and I didn't buy the liners but used my mini tart/muffin pan and made these smaller for easier handling and a better size than a big hunk of chocolate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this today. I only made half a batch, just to see how I would like it. They came out great. Super easy to make. I just followed the directions. I even left the house to run errands and everything was still fine. Plan on making more this weekend. My family and friends love them. Thanks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these and they were not only REALLY easy but REALLY good. I used everything as directed except I used milk chocolate chips instead semi-sweet one, personal preference. I had difficulty finding the white almond bark but after googling saw they were available at Walmart. I also used silicone cupcake liners which made removing the finished candy easier. Thanks Trisha for a yummy gift. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wish I had read the reviews before I spent so much money on these ingredients. Turned out burnt and awful and I only cooked it for 2 and a half hours on low. So disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm wondering if I can also stir in some dried cranberries at the end? I'm definitely trying this for Christmas gifts! I'll be sure to turn my crockpot to 'warm' vs 'low' after reading some of the comments! Thanks for the input! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading other reviews, I turned my slow cooker on warm instead of low. The chocolate melted after an hour and fifteen minutes and the peanuts were not burned. This recipe is so easy and it is great for sharing with co-workers and family. We loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Being from the south I think Trisha is great. But this one is a complete swing and a miss! Like one of the other reviews it looked like a cinch. But I wound up with burnt peanuts and crock pot. The instructions should read warm setting not low and start stirring after an hour and a half. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A few of the previous reviews have knocked this method for being unnecessary. Yes, you could melt your chocolate over a double boiler. Here's the thing, if you're trying to bake several treats over a weekend for a holiday, or party, this is one of them you won't have to hover over. That's a plus in my book. I did this with my 4 year old grandson. I didn't have to worry he'd get burned, or get water in the chocolate. He was able to stir the chocolate for me, and help spoon it into cups. There was no rush to get all the chocolate out before it hardened, either, because the crockpot kept it warm. Everyone loved the end result, and we had a great afternoon, with a lesson in patience thrown in for good measure! I'll be making them again, soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this for my husband and the office, and it was a big hit..the only thing I did differently was put on warm setting...absolutely delicious and easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'll probably get flamed for this, but I haven't made this recipe, and don't plan to. It just seems like it would be a big waste of time. The chocolate doesn't have to "cook", it just all needs to melt together. You can get the same result in a lot less time using a double boiler or a microwave to melt the chocolates together. Since there are so many different kinds of slow cookers/crock pots, all have different temperature settings at warm, low, high, etc. I feel bad for the ones that tried this and it burned, even though they followed the recipe. Don't get me wrong, slow cookers are awesome, I use mine at least once a week. But for making something like this, not so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was hesitate to make this after I read the reviews, however, I did proceed with the plan of making them. Boy! Was I glad I did! It was the most easiest, delicious chocolate dessert I made and it was a big hit with everyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews first and it turned out wonderfully delicious. I had my slow cooker on low but checked and stirred the mixture every 30 minutes for 3 hours. I added unsalted macadamia nuts not peanuts, mini caramel pieces, along with the vanilla bark and choco chips. Creamy and smooth. Makes 2 dozen candies and I froze 1/2 dozen. Definitely will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned out perfect. Thank you For sharing your family recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was soooo sad to buy everything, follow directions exactly only to find all my ingredients burnt. I wasted almost $20.00 on this. I think low is too high and should be set to warm. I even watched the video when it started to smell like it was burning a bit and the video says you will smell that but it's just the peanuts roasting. They were burning in mine.....completely black and all was ruined. :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews before attempting this. I have one of those 6qt. oval slow cookers. I cooked it on the "warm" setting (NOT "low") for 3 hours and the consistency was perfect and did not burn. Alternatively, I think the "low" setting would work too, but would NOT cook it longer than about 1 1/2 hours on that setting. If you cannot find the almond bark, you could substitute white chocolate in either block or disk shapes. Adding salt is not necessary if you use salted peanuts. I also mixed in some cashews and cut back on the peanuts. YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple recipe and tastes so good. Makes a large amount, has anyone ever frozen these? item not reviewed by moderator and published
use 1/2 cashews and 1/2 dry roasted peanuts-unsalted, as cashews always seem to have extra salt item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just needs to melt, not cook. Just keep an eye on it! Very good. Can spoon onto wax paper by tablespoon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I can say is SINFUL!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Incredibly delicious. Have made it over and over. I use peppermint bark and added chopped almonds. Mine do not look as neat as the picture but they make it up in taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read all the reviews first before I decided to give this a try. I have an oval shaped slow cooker that I believe is 6 quarts. I halved the recipe and used chopped pecans instead of peanuts. The 1lbs of chopped pecans was too much for half of the chocolate required for the recipe( meaning I had more pecans than chocolate) and I only set it for an hour and half. The end result was so good. That combination of chocolate is so flavorful I will definitely be making this again using different combinations of nuts and maybe stirring in some caramel bites or toffee pieces. 5 stars item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made it over and over for the last three years for church and family. Have had no problems what-so-ever. Made it for Wounded Warriors and making it again for them this Valentines. Very good with walnuts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i make chocolates every year during the holidays and this was a great addition last year and this year. The recipe works great in my slow cooker! Be prepared though, it makes a lot of chocolates! Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Addictive! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one of the best and easiest recipes for candy that I have ever made. Every where I take it, I am asked for the recipe. Delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everything burnt way before the three hours. Wasted close to $8 on all the ingrdients. Won't try any of her recipes again item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had no problems with this recipe. Followed the directions, used a Rival Smart-Pot Crock Pot, set on low for three hours. Turned out perfect. Husband, who is not a chocolate lover, raved about it, and wants more! Will try it using roasted, sea salted almonds (as have them in freezer) today. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the second year that we made this easy wonderful candy! Everyone loves it and it really makes a big batch, much bigger than the recipe says. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved this candy and the house smelled sooo good!!! I love your show!!!! Will be dieting for the new year, you inspire me beautiful lady!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was very good! Just changed the german chocolate to 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (because the semisweet chocoloate chips and almond bark are sweet enough) and cut the time to an hour and a 1/2 on low. Family and boyfriends family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If i give no stars i would! Very dissapointed, house stinks, money lost, and now to find another little something to put in gift bags. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh, Mama! This was good. I never even heard of almond bark before seeing Trisha make this, I couldn't wait to try it. I've made it 3 times since I first saw it 2 months ago, have gone through about 5 lbs of almond bark. Made 1/4 of the recipe in my 1.5 qt crockpot. Did full recipe in 6 qt crockpot this weekend, no problems with either slow cooker, except maybe should have gone a little longer on the 6 qt batch. By the time I could barely smell the nuts, 3 hours was up. I did improvise -- mixed nuts in the house but no peanuts. Chopped them very coarsely. So good! The full recipe really makes a lot of candy -- plenty for a party or for gifts for a lot of people. Yumm! I must have made smaller pieces, I got a lot more than 30-40. Probably make nice gift boxes for @ 10 people or so. I had to work fast with the full recipe amount, to get the candy into portions before I had one big lump in the crockpot. Yumm! Will be making more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Came out just perfect! No burning. Very easy to make. Rich creamy peanut clusters. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not sure why others have experienced the peanuts burning, but with my old, ceramic lined crockpot on low it worked fine. I added the ingredients, set the timer for 3 hours and didn't touch it until the timer went off. Just like using a microwave or stove, you can't use high temperatures to melt chocolate. I can't say that the flavor was better by using the 3 different types of chocolate, but i can see using this method to make other chocolate candy, including almond bark. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful! I found the almond bark at Kroger in the baking section with the chocolate. It was the exact package she used in the show but it was labeled vanilla candy coating. I saw all the overcooking reviews when I started. I have an oval Crock Pot and I used the warm setting the whole time. 3 hours! My peanuts and chocolate were not burnt. I thought it was too much peanuts about half way and added another bag of chocolate chips. That is the only reason why I am giving it 4 stars. Otherwise I would give it 5. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like everyone else said- 3 hours is way to long. Mine started burning at 1 1/2 hours. I knew to watch them from the reviews. Also, I like peanuts, but if I make these again, I will cut way back on them. I never could find the almond bark and got tired of looking. I used the white chocolate discs from a bulk food store. I was told they could be a substitute for the almond bark. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! The important thing to keep in mind is that this candy cooks much faster than the recipe states. I have a 6 year old Rival Crockpot and cooked this for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Low. It was the perfect consistency and probably the easiest, tastiest candy I have ever made! I can't wait to experiment with different chocolates and ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
2nd year in a row I have made this candy...comes out creamy and dreamy every time. I read a lot of the reviews and one thing I noticed that a lot of the people who had problems with the chocolate seizing used wooden spoons. Wooden spoons are not to be used in any kind of candy making...the pores can hold water and will cause the chocolate to seize or not hard ball stage not to make. I set my crockpot on warm and then turned it up on high once everything started melting and have never had a problem. This is my go to for candy trays for sure item not reviewed by moderator and published
Epic fail! Totally burnt! Wish I'd read the reviews! Should've checked after an hour! Sick over losing the time, energy and ingredients! Totally unhappy!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews, thank goodness ! I just made this in a small crock pot setting it on low. I made a small batch the turned out 1 1/2 dozen small paper cups. I added pecans as I prefer them over peanuts. I chose 4 different kinds of chocolate. I could not find almond bark but used a white chocolate instead. I put the pecans in the bottom added candy. Set my thermometer to 114+ and watched it very closely. It didn't take but a half hour or less before it was at temperature and the chocolate melted. I stirred it and used a teaspoon to fill the paper cups. I will make it again using more of each chocolate. When I filled the cups I put a small marshmallow on each candy. This looks good. Hopefully it will set up, right now it tastes delicious. Don't cook it 3 hours !!! Keep a very close eye on the melting !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic!!!!!!!! Husband loves it. I used milk chocolate due to not able to find sweet and oh my it is sooooo good!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did what it said and I cooked it for 2hrs and 45 minutes, it burnt. Next time I will make 1/2 the recipe ,I was very bummed item not reviewed by moderator and published
I should have read the reviews. I looked at the stars and I saw Trisha make it on her show so I thought this will be a cinch...I was in tears when I stirred the mix and saw charcoal instead of peanuts!! It even melted my crock pot liner the peanuts got so hot. I have had this crock pot for many years and it is digital so I was not worried about the burnt smell (just like Trisha said). I really want to try this so I think I will follow a few other commenter and keep the setting on warm and start stirring around 90 minutes and watch it like a hawk. I am ticked I spent so much money on all the ingredients and it bombed. I put a picture of the charred remains on my pin board next to the recipe with the words, "NAILED IT" lol what a mess!! This was my dish to pass at my ladies cookie exchange, boy was I embarrassed showing up with store bought cookies!! >;o( item not reviewed by moderator and published
1.5 hours max and stir, I agree most of your crockpots are much too hot, mine is a old Rival. Once the almond bark started melting stir and nothing burned turned out perfect item not reviewed by moderator and published
A word of advise for the ones who had bad luck YOUR CROCK POT IS TOO HOT! Why blame Trisha? Chocolate seizes at 110 degrees. I put my temperature gauge in mine and kept track of it. I have one that you can put in the pot and the wire goes to the timer and will beep when temp get to the right spot but any thermometer will work. Don't give up! Trisha has one of the real good ones that the chefs use for tempering chocolate I have seen them on the shows it also cooks all other dishes. You just need one with a temperature control. Mine is an old Rival and has 4 settings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Total FAIL! Peanuts burned, hard as a brick, did not melt, actually a hilarious fail as I tried to salvage I ended up flipping chunks of concrete on walls, floors.....why? I did exactly what recipe said! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy and yummy. Use the WARM setting on the crock pot if you don't have the commercial type and it will be perfect. I add a few flecks of coarse or sea salt on the top as it cools to make it even better, item not reviewed by moderator and published
FAIL! Waste of money and ingredients. Left it on low for 3 hours and now have charcoal peanuts! Will not try again, makes me leery to try any recipes from Trisha. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really? Second year I've tried this. First year, charcoal briquettes.....okay, so a friend gave me a couple she made. Delicious. I go again this year and follow the directions to a T.....BURNT again!!!!! The recipe says three hours and don't stir. AND don't worry about the burnt peanut smell....I'm telling you now, WORRY about the burnt smell and stir....and don't necessarily let it go three hours before you do!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was so excited to try this. What a waste of good ingrediants and money. Followed directions but came out dry and almost burnt. needed some sweetened condensed milk or something. Was too dry, didnt stick together, PAULA DEEN WHERE ARE YOU! THESE RECIPES SHOULD BE TESTED OUT BETTER OR SOMETHING!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it tonite. Looks gritty and nuts roasted too much. Put on parchment and covered with Xmas sprinkles. Will break into bark and hope for the best. Will try again and cook for a shorter period of time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think that Trisha is a diva and rude to her helpers she calls friends. I will not watch this show again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a waste of money! Had to dump entire contents of crock pot as the peanuts burned. Expensive lesson! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Total time 1.5 hrs. The key is just keeping an eye on it. I was almost afraid to try this after reading the negative reviews....but so glad I did! I made sure to put my crock pot on LOW and set my timer for 1 hr at which point I checked the candy every 10-15 min and as soon as the almosd bark was almost all melted we stirred it. Delicious...and going to make a second batch tomorrow! Thanks Trisha - - we love ya! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these and put them in the foil mini cupcake liners. It was perfect. I measured everything according to the recipe. I didn't have enough chocolate so I substituted Heath chips. They turned out delicious!! I may have to make more this weekend because everyone loves them. It was an easy recipe to make. I agree with everyone that you really have to know your crockpot. The batch I made took 2.75 hours. Thanks Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just finished with a half batch using the mini cupcake liners. I filled them with 1 tsp. and the size was perfect. My batch made 84 candies. I am so pleased with how them came out. It is necessary to know your crockpot because I only cooked the chocolate on low for 1 hr. and it did not burn or seize. I did read the reviews so I decided to pay attention to the look of the chocolate. I will definitely make these again but will try some of the recommendations from other reviewers. GREAT recipe Trisha. I love it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last year it was a huge hit!! I changed the proportions a bit the also I found in my crockpot the time listed to leave it alone was TOOOO long the bottom nuts were burnt, my second batch I let them sit 1/2 the time then stirred and they came out perfect. Also my second batch I was out of the bakers chocolate and used the melting chocolate as a sub and it was even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUCK!!!! I make lots of christmas candy!!!! This is terrible!! If you want a great smooth and creamy chocolate candy use aunt teens fudge recipe with more nuts and milk chocolate!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG taste's like a payday bar. Very easy I made mini ones and big ones and plenty to go around item not reviewed by moderator and published
can i make this with pecans instead of peanuts item not reviewed by moderator and published
Would be great with raisins (like a Chunky bar) and maybe some mini marshmallows. Less fat than all peanuts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly except I cooked it for an hour and 45 minutes. I used mini aluminum (foil) cupcake liners. I got about 100 pieces of candy and they are delicious. I am giving them to our neighbors for Christmas. They will love them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just wanted to add my two cents. Definitely do NOT cook this for three hours. I didn't read the review (shame on me) before making. Some of the peanuts were black. I didn't realize this until I had stirred them into the mixture. The plus side was, however, that the chocolate mixture is so sweet that honestly the occasional note of bitterness actually helped. I made the recipe exactly as it calls for except I added crushed candy canes sprinkled on top. Highly recommend. My star rating is low because the recipe is poorly written. However, if you make these changes, it will be delicious. Here's what I would do differently next time: absolutely cook no more than 2 hours. I would reduce the nuts by half. I would replace the other half of the nuts with pretzel pieces AFTER the mixture has cooked (it needs a salty note to balance that much sweet). I would replace the German's sweet chocolate with the same amount of a bittersweet bar. Definitely keeping the candy cane pieces. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last year and I was told I have to make it again this year. YUMMY!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly. I feel that I could have pulled the mixture before 3 hours was up, but I did not end up with anything burnt. Also, the yields are not accurate. I found I had to use double the amount of papers for this recipe. Thank goodness I had bought extra. Also, I personally am not impressed with the flavors. Needs a little something extra. But I am taking them in to work for my co-workers, so hopefully they will be impressed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was nervous after reading the reviews. I had already bought the ingredients so I went for it. They were fabulous. I cooked them for an hour and a half on low. Stirred and it was a perfect consistency. I will definitely make these again...soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You have an error in the printed recipe! The video clearly shows 2 white paper wrapped bars of 9 squares each of dark chocolate being dropped into the slow-cooker. I don't like it quite so sweet, so I added 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa and 1/4C VERY strong brewed coffee. You could use T of instant, but I don't keep that in my pantry. I used 3T ground coffee in a 1C Pyrex measuring cup, poured over 1/4 C of boiling water and let it steep for 4-5 minutes, then strained it into the slow-cooker. The strong coffee increases the chocolate flavor and tones down the sweetness. If its too lquid @ 2.5 hour, remove the cover. Before my additions, I gave it 4 Stars, but with extra bitter chocolate and coffee, it's 5+ Stars! Try it, Tricia; I think you'll like it! We certainly did! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I completely agree with some of the other reviews. I followed the recipe exactly as written but the sides were burned, the peanuts were scorched, and everything in the middle didn't even begin to melt. After trying to scrape out the burnt sides and the bad peanuts, all I was left with was a lumpy unmelted mess. This was a waste of a significant amount of money and I am really upset and disappointed. How anyone could make this without the same issues is beyond me. I would love to give this 0 stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this but followed the directions from Southern Cooking, which has the crock pot on high for 1 hour, stir, then stir every 15 minutes for 1 more hour. Turns off incredible. Everyone loves it item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was so excited to try this and to give it as a part of Christmas baked goods, but the outcome was not what I expected, especially after following the directions as stated. I did everything within her directions and the peanuts were burnt, the mixture was lumpy. After stirring I could not get the wooden spoon to mix throughout due to the burnt lumps sticking to the bottom of my crockpot. I will not watse my money or time trying this again. This does not even deserve one star. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My crockpot must cook hotter on low than most. I layered the ingredients exactly as stated, but after 3 hours cooking on low, some of the peanuts on the bottom scorched and the mixture was too dry. It didn't set up like the picture. Next time I'll half the recipe because it makes a lot, and check after 2 hours. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Put this on for three hours and it came out burnt. Put it on for one and a half hours next time and it still came out burnt. Good concept though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it 3 times exactly like the recipe and it came out perfect each time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this once already it was amazing but only cooked it for an hour right now as we speak im making it again but with reeses chips well see the out come item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe 3 times. The first time it turned out well. The second time, not so much. I made it today and it turned out perfectly. The secret is to watch it closely. It was ready to stir after an hour and a half. I guess it depends on the slow cooker. I used mini liners in a mini muffin pan and they turned out beautifully. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow!! Good to know. In Northwest Kansas, we need all the hints we can get for finding ingredients. Thank you so much for sharing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this and i used all that it said and it was perfect. I also do not know why people are having problems with the burnt peanuts. Make sure your cooker is on low and if it is a hot cooker then try simmer? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made them today with only 1 lb of almond bark and they are delicious but I did cut back on the peanuts as well I only used 1 lb item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh please! So it didn't work for you and now you condemn all her recipes? item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I made mine, I used a smaller crockpot (maybe like a four quart or so size) and put it on low and only cooked it for about 1-1/2 hours. I can't imagine if you were to stir in while in the process of melting that it would affect it since it's all blended together anyway before you spoon it out. If you're worried about the peanuts burning, stir the mixture up and just turn it off if everything is melted. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Last night up til midnight - burnt to a crisp - slow cooker on low - think it burned at hour 1.5. Only setting below that is warm. Should I have used warm setting? I'm trying again. Pastry will not beat me. Can we just stir the stuff at an hour - why does it matter? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this for 2 years and it's never burned. Followed the directions, except used party nuts (that was what I had on hand) instead of dry roasted and and they turned out great. I think the oil on the nuts help keep them from burning. I didn't stir until the time was up. My crock pot is the large programmable one and I used low as it calls for. Also used mini cupcakes pans and liners since they are so sweet and it made plenty to share. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the exact thing when I read the recipe. Seems completely unnecessary to use a slow cooker for this recipe. I suppose the intent is to make it so you can just dump everything in the slow cooker and walk away for 3 hours, but obviously it only works for the people with a specific slow cooker. item not reviewed by moderator and published
mine did not set? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with the almonds and added a tsp. of kosher salt (not iodized) and they were great! Really like the sweet-salty taste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe calls for dry roasted peanuts but it looks like she is using cocktail peanuts on the show. Can you clarify this for me? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh, and I made a half recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
me too! House stinks, very burnt, NEVER again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
mine burnt also. I should have read the reviews first. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had the same experience. Came looking to see if it was just me. I was very disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can I make this ahead of time and how do I store it? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes, stores well in plastic containers such as tupperware or other grocery story containers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
where did you find the white almond bark? I have looked at several stores but they only have "white chocolate" baking bars. I don't believe they are the same but maybe I'm wrong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can substitute white chocolate chips for the white almond bark. Also, vanilla almond bark is the same thing as white almond bark. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found mine at aldi's and I think walmart had them to item not reviewed by moderator and published
Get mine at Aldi's as well, it's cheaper but they only have it around the holidays. Walmart has it year round. I also learned something new about the German's sweet chocolate, it was specifically created for Baker's name brand (by a man with the last name of German!) so Aldi doesn't have it. Semi-sweet baking chocolate bars is almost the same thing and much cheaper! Aldi has 8 oz pckg for $1.99! Google "substitute for German's sweet chocolate", multiple sites tell the story, very interesting! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I looked at 3 grocery stores and finally found it at Walmart. It came in a bigger package, I think a 1lb 8oz. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The baking chocolate bars are the almond bark, you have to read the back, most say how to make it! You can do vanilla almond bark or chocolate almond bark. item not reviewed by moderator and published
almond bark can be found at Walmart in the grocery section. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found the same problem. I let it cook 3 hrs. A lot of the peanuts were burnt. When the chocolate cooled down it tastes grainy. Also, there was way to many peanuts in the recipe. This wasn't a cheap candy and now I can't give to neighbors like I planned. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had the same issue. Wish I had read more reviews... item not reviewed by moderator and published
can you tell me what Southern Cooking is? Is it a cook book? I have Natalie Duprees cook book. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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