Candy in your slow cooker? Absolutely! And it is sooo good and easy.
1 jar (16-oz) dry-roasted peanuts
1 can (9 3/4-oz) salted whole cashews
2 cups pecan pieces
18 (2-oz each) squares of chocolate bark candy coating, cut each in half
1 pkg (12-oz) semisweet chocolate chips
4 (1-oz each) squares bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces
1 tbsp shortening
1 tsp vanilla
In a 5-quart slow cooker or crockpot, combine the peanuts, cashews, pecan pieces, chocolate bark, chocolate chips, bittersweet chocolate, and shortening; cover and cook on low setting for 2 hours or until chocolate is melted.
Stir chocolate and nuts together well and then stir in the vanilla blending well.
Drop the candy by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow to stand for a couple of hours or until set and firm. Once completely cooled and firm, candy may be stored in an airtight container. This candy makes an excellent gift place in cellophane bags and tied with a pretty ribbon suited to the occasion.
Yield: 6 dozen candy nut clusters
Note: I got this recipe several years ago from Southern Living.