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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

PEPPERMINT PRETZEL CANDY

1 pkg (20-oz) vanilla candy coating, coarsely chopped
6-oz white baking chocolate with cocoa butter, coarsely chopped
3 tbsp butter-flavored vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 pkg (16-oz) pretzel twists, coarsely chopped to make 8 cups
3/4 cup coarsely chopped striped round peppermint candies (approx 28 pieces)
3-oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  1. Place a disposable slow cooker liner in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add candy coating, white chocolate, and shortening; stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until mixture is melted and smooth, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir in peppermint extract. Stir in pretzels and peppermint candies.
  3. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop candy mixture by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Let stand at room temperature until firm.
  4. In a small saucepan cook and stir dark chocolate over low heat until melted; cool slightly. Spoon melted dark chocolate into a decorating bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain tip. (Or fill a heavy resealable plastic bag with melted chocolate; snip a small hole in one corner of the bag.) Drizzle melted dark chocolate over candies. If desired, sprinkle with additional crushed peppermint candies. Let stand at room temperature until firm.
Note: This recipe and picture are from BH&G.


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