Crock Pot Candy (Mr. Bud's Candy)

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READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by Scoutie

I saw this on Just A Pinch Recipe Club, putting here for safe-keeping. It sounds like it would be good for Christmas time or for fund-raising events. Here is a note that was in the directions: If your crockpot appliance is below 275 watts, you should not have any problem with the candy burning if you follow the ingredients and the directions, however, all crockpots are different, so please pay attention to your cooking process. Look on the bottom of your appliance to see the wattage. The other note was too long to include here, so it's at the bottom of the recipe.

Top Tweak by Elizabeth E.

Made this last night and added some candy cane crushed up on top and some with some mixed in a few! FABULOUS!!!! Great holiday variation. I only sprinkled after dropping them on wax paper! the ones I mixed in were at the end of the dropping so not much left in the pot! Both were good but I'm partial to the ones mixed in

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar dry roasted salted peanuts
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bar sweetened German chocolate (4 ozs., green packaging)
  • 3 lbs two 24 oz. pkgs. white almond bark, broken into pieces

Directions

  1. Put ingredients into a 4 or 5-quart crockpot in EXACT order as listed. Cover and cook on LOWEST setting [on your appliance] for 3 hours.
  2. DO NOT remove lid!
  3. Turn off and allow to cool slightly. Mixture will not be melted but will be soft.
  4. Mix thoroughly and drop by teaspoon size cookie dropper or a teaspoon onto wax paper. Let cool thoroughly.
  5. NOTE: This candy is made best by following the recipe to the letter. Make other variations and changes at your own risk, [for example, using pecans or almonds in place of peanuts; white chocolate chips instead of almond bark, etc.] as this is the voice of experience speaking. Please take into consideration that it may alter the quality of the finished product.
  6. **NOTE: There seems to be discrepancies in the terms crockpot and slow cooker. This recipe is for a crockpot which, when on low, will only melt the ingredients. A slow cooker will get hotter and start to cook the ingredients, thus resulting in an inferior product. Please be aware of what kind of appliance you have. It seems the older "crockpot" works best. There have been some who have burned their ingredients because their appliance is too hot. The makers and manufacturers of these appliances seem to interchange the description of their appliances calling slow cookers crockpots. It seems that Rival owns the name crockpot, therefore, others can't use the name crockpot, they are slow cookers. It's very confusing, but slow cookers, indeed, cook hotter, which could result in burning of this recipe.

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