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Crockpot Christmas Candy

There are certain recipes that you attribute to people in your life. My coworkers and I are known for specific things that we always bring to parties because they’re so beloved.

Emily’s corn dip is the best I’ve ever had. I can eat a dozen of Halee’s ham pinwheels and not feel guilty about it.

Then there are recipes you can attribute to family members.

My mom makes the best jambalaya. Aunt Jana’s banana pudding is the best thing on this planet. My grandma’s coffee cake is an incredible way to start the day.

I try to get those recipes if I can. If I can’t get those recipes, I’ll try my damndest to recreate them.

One of our meteorologists makes this crockpot candy that is like crack. It’s just milk chocolate and peanuts, but it tastes so good. When I found this recipe in cookbook, I thought it would taste similar.

I was right! Granted, white chocolate tastes nothing like milk chocolate, but it adds this extra dimension to a delicious candy. Adding some crushed pretzel sticks was also a great idea—it’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty.

I’m still not sold on how the crockpot makes this candy easy. It’s not that hard to melt white chocolate (bars—the chips tend to seize easily) so why would a crockpot make it easier? Maybe it’s just the thought that counts.

To make these candies set up quick, pop them in the freezer or fridge for a few minutes. My house has been too warm lately because of the heater and oven, so chocolate won’t set up good at room temperature. The freezer or fridge is the best way to do it quick.

Enjoy!

Crockpot Christmas Candy

  • Servings: 3 dozen
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Sweet and salty white chocolate candies with peanuts and pretzels.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. white chocolate melting wafers
  • 6 oz. white chocolate baking bars
  • 12 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 cups pretzel sticks, crushed into smaller pieces
  • 2 cups dry roasted, lightly salted peanuts
  • Christmas sprinkles/non-pareils, for decorating

Directions

  1. Place white chocolate melting wafers, baking bars, and chocolate chips in a large slow cook. Cook on low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until white chocolate is melted. Stir.
  2. Stir in peanuts and pretzel pieces. Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a spoon, drop a spoonful of white chocolate mixture onto prepared sheets. Top with sprinkles.
  3. Let white chocolate candies set (can pop them in fridge or freezer) and then serve.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Place white chocolate melting wafers, baking bars, and chocolate chips in a large slow cook.

Cook on low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until white chocolate is melted. Stir.

Stir in peanuts and pretzel pieces.

Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper.

Using a spoon, drop a spoonful of white chocolate mixture onto prepared sheets.

Top with sprinkles.

Let white chocolate candies set (can pop them in fridge or freezer) and then serve.

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