Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Easter Crockpot Candy (With Video)

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2016/03/White-Chocolate-crockpot-candy.html

White Chocolate Easter Crockpot Candy Clusters are a simple, impressive 3-ingredient homemade Easter candy that everyone will be raving about! An easy recipe that you layer in the slow cooker, stir and scoop. It is so easy it almost makes itself.



I love quick and easy treats and I especially love my crockpot. When they come together it is pure magic! This simple 3-ingredient recipe is creamy, crunchy, peanutty and incredibly gorgeous. What treats do you make in your slow cooker?

A few years ago I created my first ever crockpot candy recipe and it has gone wild on our site ever since. So, this past Christmas I decided to make a variation. And so, Crockpot Chocolate and Caramel Pecan Clusters (AKA Turtles) were born. Truly genius and amazing, if I must say so myself!

With spring upon us, I was up for a new magnificent creation and I have to say, I have outdone myself. This recipe is amazing with rich vanilla candy coated peanuts topped with festive candy and sprinkles. You are going to love them!

With love from our Simple Kitchen to yours!

Enjoy!

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Crockpot Candy is the easiest and most impressive homemade candy ever.  A rich chocolaty, peanutty 4-ingredient recipe that you simply toss in the slow cooker, stir a few times and scoop it out. It doesn't get much easier than that!

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2016/02/no-bake-avalanche-cookies-recipe.html

No-Bake Avalanche Cookies are a simple make-at-home copycat recipe with just 5 ingredients. Imagine creamy peanut butter fudge speckled with Rice Krispies, fluffy marshmallows and chocolate chips. It's the ultimate treat. A creamy, fudgy, crunchy, peanut buttery treat that has the right touch of chocolate and is perfectly sweet!

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2015/12/crockpot-turtles-candy-recipe.html

Crockpot Turtles Candy is an incredibly simple and impressive candy. A rich chocolaty recipe with perfectly roasted pecans and creamy caramel that you simply dump ingredients into your slow cooker, stir and scoop. Then garnish and gift (or serve).  It doesn't get much easier than that!

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Easter Crockpot Candy
MAKES 12 dozen (1 Tbsp) Candies  |  ACTIVE TIME 30 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 2 Hours 30 Minutes



34.5 ounces honey roasted dry roasted peanuts (I used planters)
48 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (Almond Bark or CandiQuik)
11.4 ounces M&M Milk Chocolate Plain
optional garnish: seasonal sprinkles (I used jimmies and nonpareils)

Layer peanuts and then vanilla candy coating into the crockpot (I used a 5 quart). Cover. Cook for 1 hour on low temperature without lifting the lid. After 1 hour, stir the mixture and continue to cook, stirring every 15-20 minutes for another hour (a total of 2 hours).

Meanwhile, line 3 cookie sheets with Silpat mats or line countertop or table with a long piece of parchment paper.

Turn off crockpot. Reserve 1/2 cup M&M's.

When you are ready to scoop, pour remaining M&M's into the crockpot and fold in.

Working quickly, use a 1 tablespoon scooper to portion out candy from crockpot and onto parchment paper. Make sure candy is not touching. Once entire cookie sheet is scooped (before candy dries) top with 1 M&M and sprinkles.

Allow the candy to cool completely.

Serve and enjoy!



Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2016 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

35 comments:

  1. This looks great and it's easy!

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  2. Can you use milk chocolate?

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    1. Use crock pot liners. They are wonderful!

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  3. In the uk what would the candy coating be i am guessing just white chocolate

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    1. Try lining your crock pot with a Slow Cooker bag, and then just toss the bag when it's cleanup time.

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    2. Have you ever used the liners for your crock pot? I do and will when I make this for Easter.

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    3. Use a crock pot liner, available at any grocery store....clean up is a breeze!!

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  5. Could you use regular white chocolate from the baking aisle?

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    1. I don't like white chocolate, can I use milk chocolate?

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    2. I think white and milk chocolate taste the same. And yes I will ise regular white chocolate from the baking aisle.

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  6. Could you use regular white chocolate, like you would find in the baking aisle?

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  7. I wonder if you could substitute almonds or cherrios or something other than peanuts. Can't eat them.

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  8. Is there a nut-free replacement? Would pretzels work instead?

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  9. Can I just melt the almond bark in the microwave?

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  10. Can you use a rice cooker instead. I have no crock pot now.

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  11. Can you do this in a rice cooker?? i have no crock pot now

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  12. Do you have to do it in the crockpot? Can you just melt the white chocolate and mix together.

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    1. I'm in the process of making this. I would think that you would NOT have to do it in the crockpot, but it does melt the white chocolate nicely without worrying about just the right temperature. I also wondered if you really would have to cook it 2 hours. I'm using plain peanuts rather than honey roasted, because I think it's going to be plenty sweet without adding honey roasted.

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  13. When do you add the M&Ms (not the ones reserved)??

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    1. The recipe says you add them right before you are ready to scoop. The reserved ones are to put one on top of each candy after you scoop them and while still warm.

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    2. After the white candy is melted with the roasted peanuts and well mixed, turn off the crock pot and mix 3/4 of bag of m&M's.

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    3. Looks like you fold them in right before you're ready to scoop! Got my crock pot on and recipe started! I'm so excited for this treat! I'm donating a lot of it for a pet store bake sale!

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  14. Where are the answers to the questions?

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  15. The directions and video show that after 2 hours of cook time (white chocolate and peanuts only) stirring after the first hour, you then fold in the M&M's at the very end. Then scoop onto slipat mat. Working quickly before the candy hardens, add the reserved M&M candy or sprinkles as a decorative garnish.

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  16. I made these yesterday. Mixture was way too hot. Some M&M's melted when folded it. But still delish. Will definitely make them again.

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  17. How long will these keep. Should I refrigerate? I made them yesterday and having them easter.

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  18. After the 1st hr I stirred well and recovered. 15MINS later I stirred again and found the white chock turning brown around the edges, so I stopped, added the M&Ms, and scooped onto wax paper. Turned out fine but not white as photo. 2nd hour seemed unnecessary.

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  19. My M&Ms melted into my white chocolate--looking a little tan rather than white! But (and of course, they haven't cooled yet) they taste great!

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  20. How did you keep your M&M's from melting? When I stirred mine in, they melted a bit and turned my white chocolate a little "muddy." I had turned the crock pot off and pulled my insert out of the heating base.

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  21. I made this! And as usual mine does not turn out like the beautiful picture on Facebook. I don't know if I cooked it too long but the brown sugar coating on the peanuts melted off so it is not white. It is super sweet. I doubt I'll make it again. I added crushed up pretzels to give it something other than sweet but it wasn't enough. One is all someone can handle eating.

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