Crock Pot Candy

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So, I was browsing through my mom’s recipe cards and saw this doozy.

Candy in the crock?  Intrigued, I was.

 

I mean, using my crock pot for more than stew or pulled pork?  Interesting.

I honestly I don’t remember my mother ever making candy in the slow cooker, but I am sure she had the best of intentions.  I mean, have you seen MY pin boards?  Good intentions must be genetic.

So I decided to take it to google, the almighty dream-crusher, to see if my mom was an genius recipe inventor.  Well.  Apparently crock pot candy is a whole thing.

But since it was new to me, I thought it might be new to you too.

 

Let’s discuss Crock Pot Candy, kay?

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Honestly, it couldn’t be easier…
Just chop up a few different types of chocolate and throw them in the crock pot.

I started, though, with some chopped hazelnuts on the bottom..just for a little crunch…and also I *think* the nuts might help prevent the chocolate from burning on the bottom…I could be wrong, though.
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Next I put in some semi-sweet chips…
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Topped those off white candy melts…
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Then I let it sit on low for about 3 hours.
I used my 4 quart Crock Pot which is all old-timey looking…
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After 3 hours, I stirred it all together…
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Here’s where I took matters into my own hands. Since I used hazelnuts, I thought it might be nice to swirl in some Nutella. Why not?
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Then I lined a mini muffin tin with cupcake liners and dropped it by heaping tablespoon sized portions into the liners…
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Then I added some toffee bits. For good health.
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Aren’t they pretty?
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And then, since I can’t leave well enough alone I decided to make some more in big cupcake liners. And then maybe also drop an entire Reese’s Cup in there too…
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Sometimes it’s important to go there.
And THEN I thought, well, these might be good salted up…so I added a pretzel and some sea salt. Yum!
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They set up pretty quickly and then you’ll have fancy candies.
That you made in your least-fancy appliance.
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Crock Pot Candy
 
makes 48 candies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts (you could use any nuts you prefer)
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2½ pounds white almond bark, white candy melting disks or white chocolate chips
  • *optional ¾ cup Nutella
  • *optional 1 cup toffee bits
Instructions
  1. In a 4 quart crock pot layer nuts, semi-sweet chocolate and almond bark or candy melts. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.
  2. When 3 hours is up, stir all the ingredients together and swirl in Nutella, if desired.
  3. Line 2 mini muffin pans with liners and drop by heaping tablespoon into liners.
  4. Sprinkle with toffee bits, if desired.
Notes
you can add any add-ins to candy you'd like. Try swirling peanut butter instead of Nutella, or adding rice krispie cereal into the melted chocolate for crunch!

 

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Katrina @ In Katrina
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December 16, 2012 8:13 pm

Crack. Crock. I want it.

Cookbook Queen
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December 16, 2012 8:20 pm

These look so good!! I was actually watching that cooking show with Trisha Yearwood on Saturday, and she made crock pot candy, only hers wasn’t as fancy and didn’t look as good.

So basically your candy is better than a famous persons, is what I’m saying.

tijuana (po
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December 16, 2012 8:24 pm

my goodness. the fact that this looks easy to make means this crack pot, i mean crock pot candy can be in my house year round. lord, help me. 🙂

Luv What You Do
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December 16, 2012 8:28 pm

I have made so many different things in the crockpot and never thought to try candy. I am loving these recipes! They look fantastic! Ok…gotta get back to my bark making : )

Glory/ Glorious Treats
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December 16, 2012 9:40 pm

Yum, this looks so amazing and I love that you can customize it with any litlte goodies you have around!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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December 16, 2012 10:03 pm

Cannot go wrong with candy you can make in a crock pot and I LOVE your old-timey crock pot! That’s pure awesomeness right there – along with the peanut butter & chocolate!

Lynna
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December 16, 2012 10:29 pm

What a cool idea! 😀 I love eating chocolate candy.

heather
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December 16, 2012 11:03 pm

Great idea for Christmas candy! I use my crockpot (and crockpot liners – because hello, I am extra lazy) for everything – why not dessert?

JC
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JC
December 17, 2012 8:36 am

First, I LOVE your backsplash. Second, that is an old timey crock pot!

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Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection
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December 17, 2012 10:32 am

Love this idea! And how versatile the recipe is. Easy recipes are a must this time of year!!

Debby Pucci
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December 17, 2012 11:30 am

Sure looks yummy! Thank you.

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more
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December 17, 2012 11:47 am

that is kind of fun!

Kelly
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December 17, 2012 12:00 pm

I bet this would be a good way to use up some leftover Halloween candy, too – just chop them up and throw them in with everything else. This is such a cool idea, I’ve been getting a little more into doing things with chocolate lately but doing anything in the crock pot had never occurred to me!

Jill
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December 17, 2012 1:14 pm

Wow! I am inspired. So easy, and it looks like it makes a ton!

Kim
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December 17, 2012 2:46 pm

Loving the idea that I can make candy while out finishing that last minute shopping!!! I will definitely try!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
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December 17, 2012 2:56 pm

Definitely new to me! Looks amazing!

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
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December 17, 2012 3:09 pm

fabulous idea!! Off to tweet and pin this

Megan
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December 17, 2012 3:39 pm

These ideas look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing. Megan

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
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December 17, 2012 4:25 pm

yum! guess who’s making their own crock pot candy??

Celine
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December 17, 2012 5:07 pm

I’m asking this as nicely as possible, but wouldn’t it be easier to just melt the chocolate on the stovetop and stir in the nuts? It would save a whole bunch of time! I don’t want to wait 3 hours for candy and since it appears that the only thing the crock pot does is melt the chocolate, I am just guessing it would be easier to melt it normally. Do you think that would that work similarly?

Brenda J. M
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Brenda J. M
December 17, 2012 5:09 pm

I laughed non-stop reading this. Guess I needed to chuckle more than I thought….” I added, then I added, then I thought and added, …”
You oughta have a t.v show and drop this. Who needs Rachel Ray when we can have the SWEETS QUEEN??
A treat is a treat is a treat and I haven’t seen a thing here in over a year, that I wouldn’t eat more than 10 of. 🙂

Joanne
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December 17, 2012 9:13 pm

Candy in the crockpot?!? I think it will never cease to amaze me how many things you can make in that contraption.

Sue {munchkin munchies}
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December 18, 2012 12:49 pm

Wow! You always know how to take goodies to the next level!

bridget {bake at 350}
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December 22, 2012 8:35 am

OK, so I thought the title of this post was “crack pot candy” at first and I could not wait to see what you were up to. Crock pot is good, too! I’ve never HEARD of this! And I love that you found the recipe in your mom’s recipe cards! ?

bridget {bake at 350}
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December 22, 2012 8:35 am

Gah! That ? at the end is supposed to be a heart.

Dawn {Dawn
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December 25, 2012 5:47 am

Omigosh! First, let me just say that those look fabulous, and I really should have eaten breakfast before getting on the computer because now all I want is CHOCOLATE! Second, just reading through this cracked me up! I love your writing style! I just discovered you through the BlogHerAd side post on my blog. So glad I did! You’ve got a new follower. 🙂

Crista
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December 29, 2012 9:41 pm

this is actually a really really good idea. love.

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Liz
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Liz
March 3, 2013 6:53 pm

Sweet! I never thought of making candy in mine. Your’s looks so good, that I just want to take a spoon and dig in! Ta heck with the paper wrappers! I want a big ol spoonfull of ooey goey warm chocolate! Hehehe…I confess, though I prolly should not, I eat cake batter too. My hubby and I both do while imagining our mothers having fits if they could see us. Anyhow…thanks again for the wonderful idea.

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Sharon
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Sharon
October 14, 2013 10:22 am
I had to try this since it looked so easy and guess what… it was!!! It is also delicious even though I only had one small bag of semi sweet chocolate chips and could not find any white chocolate but the blocks. Next time I will be using milk chocolate as I really don’t like the taste of seme sweet even mixed with 3 boxes of white and nuts. I used walnuts, almonds and cashew pieces on the bottom. I didn’t fill my paper cups and got 62 candies instead of 48. I also didn’t have enough of the small… Read more »
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Kathy Parker
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Kathy Parker
November 26, 2013 6:48 pm

These look so good, am going to make for gifts at our nd family Christmas party. I don’t have the Minnie muffin pans, I guess it would get pretty messy without them right? Can I double up on this in the crockpot or just stick to original? How many servings does it make?
Thanks again for the great ideas. And have a great Thanksgiving.
Kathy

Chera
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Chera
December 22, 2013 10:38 pm

Hi. I love this easy yummy recipe but my candy after 3 hours didn’t set up. It’s more like a choc sauce with nuts. I don’t what could’ve went wrong. Chera

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Judy
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Judy
October 28, 2014 5:37 pm

the crockpot candy looks awesome! I am wondering if you need to spray the crockpot with PAM first?

Lisa
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Lisa
December 13, 2014 12:57 pm

I just made these but used peanuts in the first batch. In the second batch I used cashews and raisins. Both batches were very tasty. Gone real quick too! No need to spray the crockpot first. Everything comes out super easy. I used a small cookie scoop to get a constant size and my batches came out to 185 the first batch and 179 the second.

Denise
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Denise
May 20, 2015 3:45 pm

I’m allergic to chocolate, but I can have white chocolate. I’d love to try this out with a substitute for the dark chocolate. 😉

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