Rating: 4.71 stars
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A friend gave me this easy candy recipe, and now I make it every Christmas. The mixtures of different chocolates make for a great milk chocolate flavor. The best part is it's made in the slow cooker. Just put in your ingredients and let your cooker do the hard work. These little candies make a great gift-giving idea.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 pieces
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the white candy coating, German sweet chocolate, chocolate chips, and peanuts into a slow cooker. Set the cooker to Low, cover, and gently heat the candy for 1 1/2 hours without stirring. After 1 1/2 hours, stir the mixture, and spoon out by teaspoons onto waxed paper. Allow to cool and set, about 45 minutes.

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Cook's Note

Try other ingredients to your liking - raisins, marshmallows (at the last minute), pecans, or coconut - to name just a few.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 13.6g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 1.6mg; sodium 129.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
Everone enjoys receiving these in their Christmas candy boxes! I do use my chocolate of choice, but have to say that I love mixing white chocolate with dark chocolate, as it gives the chocolate a lighter appearance and a very creamy consistancy, which is delicious. I usually use nuts, and whatever else I may have lurking around in the pantry (the possibilities are endless), and spoon them into small candy cups for a prettier presentation. I do like to use this method with the crockpot, because it melts the chocolate nice and slow and evenly, but if I'm short on time (which is usually the case, lol) I'll just use the microwave and get the same result (just be careful not to overheat the chocolate). This also makes a great project to do with the kids! :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2010
Really DIDN'T enjoy this Read More
(5)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
Everone enjoys receiving these in their Christmas candy boxes! I do use my chocolate of choice, but have to say that I love mixing white chocolate with dark chocolate, as it gives the chocolate a lighter appearance and a very creamy consistancy, which is delicious. I usually use nuts, and whatever else I may have lurking around in the pantry (the possibilities are endless), and spoon them into small candy cups for a prettier presentation. I do like to use this method with the crockpot, because it melts the chocolate nice and slow and evenly, but if I'm short on time (which is usually the case, lol) I'll just use the microwave and get the same result (just be careful not to overheat the chocolate). This also makes a great project to do with the kids! :) Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
My Grandma had a friend who for years made this particular treat for us every Christmas as one of the treats on her candy trays. I looked forward to this every year as it was one of my favorite "candies". It may not look appealing but it's darn tasty and a heck of a lot cheaper than those expensive peanut clusters that you can get from fancy chocolate sellers. GREAT fun to make with little hands and tints well with food dyes for any holiday you'd like to make these to share. NOTE: You can speed up the process by melting the chocolate in the microwave stirring every 40 seconds until it's the consistancy you need. Then add the peanuts and spoon out by tablespoons onto your waxed paper. It goes much quicker that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
Easy easy easy great for lots of holiday presents Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
Very easy to make - the hardest part is spooning out the candies to cool. It makes a big batch and is very tasty too! Perfect for holiday gatherings! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
Really Really easy for those of us on the go! I took these to a cookie exchange and they were a hit. I just followed the directions. Mine made more than the 60 it says. Will make again! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This recipe was a Blast to make and even more fun to serve! My only suggestion is that you make them small. These are very sweet treats and a little goes a long ways! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2011
I LOVE REINDEER POOP ITS SO DELISHOUS Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2011
Very easy and a big hit with the grandkids. I have also added raisons dried cranberries coconut or other types of nuts if I happen to have some in the pantry... this is a great way to melt/cook chocolate in other recipes without burning or overcooking it. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2011
I just found this recipe & wondered if anyone has poured the whole batchful out on wax paper & then broke-up after cooling. Wanted to know if there was an easier way due to nerve damage in my arms. Please let me know by responding. Thanks. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2010
Really DIDN'T enjoy this Read More
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