Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Debbie Sue's Christmas Crockpot Candy

For Christmas this year, I've bought myself the Pilates Powerhouse Collection. This is entirely due to my new friend Debbie Sue. Debbie Sue and her Christmas Crockpot Candy. After getting her permission, I'm printing her sweets-to-break-a-trucker's-heart, peanut butter candy recipe here. But I'm warning you: make this ONLY if you want to be the most popular person at work or home. Then, and only then, should you make:


Debbie Sue's Crockpot Candy

1 (16 oz.) jar unsalted peanuts
1 (16 oz.) jar salted peanuts
1 (12 oz.) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (12 oz.) bag milk chocolate chips
2 (12 oz.) bags peanut butter chips
2 (1 lb.) packages White Almond Bark, broken in pieces
(You'll sometimes find this called Vanilla Candy Coating)

Layer ingredients, in order listed, into (4 quart or larger) crockpot. Turn the pot on low, cover it with a lid, and walk away for two hours. After two hours, remove lid and stir to combine. Replace lid and walk away for another 30 minutes. Check to see if almond bark is melted, and if so, stir and spoon mixture onto wax paper. (Decorate, if you wish, with holiday sprinkles or additional chopped peanuts.) Allow to harden - 1 hour or so - before enjoying. Then hide it until ready to serve and go order yourself the Pilates Powerhouse Collection. You'll need it, trust me.

Thanks, Debbie Sue, for the recipe. It's my new favorite and it's keeping my thighs warm! :D

Y'all enjoy! -Brin

61 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ohhh, thank you. That looks like the easiest way to make candy that I've seen lately and I'm all about easy these days. LOL!

lulusparkles said...

yummy. thanks for sharing it brin! I will try it,candy is not my specialty but I think this I can do!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe of Debbie Sue's Candy. It would be great for my 13 year old to make with her friends at sleep overs.

Blessings,

Sher

Anonymous said...

Brin, I'm definitely trying this for our office holiday party! Thanks for the charming ideas and recipes, I'd give anything to inside your world! Tammy L.

betty r said...

That looks so delicious but for now I will only enjoy it by looking at the picture.
Never heard of making candy in a crockpot!

Haus Frau said...

Oh for heaven sake..crock pot goodies. Whoodathunkit?!

Thank Debbie Sue for me. I think. Oh dear...

jimr75 said...

There's a Master's thesis in motivation theory!

Jeanette said...

Hi Brin,

Thanks for the recipe but I was wondering if you think milk chocolate bark would work in place of white chocolate. I'm not too fond of white chocolate but am looking forward to trying the recipe. Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Oooooo.........these look wonderful!! I'm trying to simplify here in Indiana and failing miserably. But with 8 kids, all wanting "their candy", I tend to go overboard. This is already in the crock pot. Getting ready to make my third batch of Nut Brittle from "How To Boil Water" from the Food Network. Easy brittle, easy peanut butter candy. Life is getting better by the moment! Thanks!

Jen said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and found myself lost in your posts! Your candy recipe is definitely on my try-to-do-list. I will definitely be back for a visit!
Jen

April C said...

Jeanette, my family has made this exact recipe for years. The white chocolate melts right in with the rest and you can't taste it. I don't like white chocolate AT ALL, but I LOVE these candies!!!

Haus Frau said...

i have this mess in my crockpot as i type. in one hour i can do my first stir...and lick the spoon. this is shameful, brinn. absolutely, positively, unadulterated shame. and i love it. haha.

i've linked/shared the recipe on my blog, giving you FULL credit for this shameful recipe. :o)

Brin said...

Jeanette - April's right... you can't taste the white chocolate. Not at all. But by all means, I think it would be lovely to try the chocolate bark in place of white almond. Besides, can we ever have TOO MUCH chocolate? Let me know what you discover, and if we need to post a bigger (better?) version of this recipe! :D

Love to you all - Brin

fairmaiden said...

i think i will try it with dark choc. bark...i will let you know how it turns out.

maybe haus frau will bring me a taste of the original..hint..hint!

April C said...

Oooh, dark chocolate sounds even better!!! Yummy! I guess I need to add the ingredients for these to my shopping list.

Haus Frau said...

this recipe is everything you promised..............and more!

;o)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Hey, just an update here. . . I got this going in my crock pot RIGHT NOW!

Blessings,

Sher

Jeanette said...

Thanks, Brin. I agree, you can never have enough chocolate!

I'll try it and let you all know how yummy it turned out!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Yum-O !! Good thing I'm starting a new diet in Jan. gotta try this out on the family! Thanks Brin, your so sweet!!!

Kelly said...

Hey Brin!

This is my first visit to your blog...and it's lovely! What yummy candy - and what a gorgeous home!! Our house was built in 1890 and we also live in a small town - 450 people. Isn't it wonderful? Have a bright and beautiful Christmas at Freeman House! :o)

Jenny in VA said...

Awesome post, as ususal, Brin! Ingredients are going onthe grocery list for this one. My thighs are thanking you already!

Jenny

P.S. Thank you, Debbie Sue!

Aloudhendo said...

Hey lady-

We made this at my office today. I'm thinking it should be cooled by now:) Oh, and I got your card-thanks lady.

Lallee said...

100% wicked!!! I'm going to have to make some ;-) I've been making Peppermint Bark for gifts, but too much of it keeps finding its way to my mouth.

lyn. said...

I have never had the time or the patience to be a candy maker, but this recipe looked easy doable. So I tried it and it was a great success. Thanks for sharing, not only the recipe but yourself and your thoughts. They are treasures...

newcreationart said...

It's been awhile since I've stopped by Freeman House. I'm glad I came for a visit, especially when I came upon this recipe. My sister and my friend Heather love their crockpots, and I'm sure they'll love this recipe. I don't do much with my crockpot (cooking for my job often makes me tired of thinking about cooking for myself), but this sounds so easy and so good. Chocolate and peanut butter should be food groups of their own.

Christmas blessings,
Carrie

Crockpot Lady said...

okay, Brin, it's on the list! thank you!

xox
steph

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea! Going to make it this year for Christmas treats! Thanks for sharing!

Sally Jane said...

You said to place in order in the crock pot, so does that mean the two things of peanuts will be on bottom? Is that the correct order?

Brin said...

Sally Jane- yes, you read it right. :)

Anonymous said...

I just had to say, i made this last night and put halloween sprinkles on top, it is FANTASTIC! Bringing it on as halloween treats for work tomorrow :) thank you! - satisfied choco-holic!

Anonymous said...

Hello-- I'm trying to reach you to request permission to use one photo when we feature this recipe in our Handmade Holidays series, but I can't seem to find your email address. Could you contact me for details? Thanks so much! Beth (beth@sewmamasew.com)

Lindsay Coil said...

Do you drop this in spoonfuls like cookies? Or do you just let the mess cool and break off pieces? I want to make this for a Christmas party! Looks delish.... found it on Pinterest. :)

Charity said...

My neighbors just missed out on this candy. I was making a batch for gifts. My old (and up 'til now, trustworthy) burned the peanuts around the edges to a crisp. Sad... any idea what I may have done wrong?

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and so easy! It makes a ton but doesn't last long

sweet southern inspiration said...

oh no!! I woke up this morning and went to the store and bought all the ingredients, started pouring them all into the crockpot and realized it calls for TWO pounds of the almond bark...I only bought one! uh oh I guess I better get back to the store. Can't wait to try these!

Paula said...

Found this on Pinterest and it's already in the crockpot! I can't wait to taste it! Thanks for sharing!

iris*hill said...

I had to buy a bigger crock pot but it was so worth it. Made a lot with one batch and didn't have to spend all day in the kitchen. And they were super delicious!

Alvin Brownley said...

I have already eaten my way through six pounds of this stuff. I had a friend pick up some bulk peanuts at Sam's Club and unfortunately she bought dry roasted peanuts. Will I be able to use them or will they burn on the bottom of the crock pot because of the lower oil content?

Alvin Brownley said...

I have already eaten my way through the first six pounds of this stuff. I had a friend of mine pick up some bulk peanuts for me at Sam's Club so I can make a couple more batches. Unfortunately they picked up 4 1/2 pounds of dry roasted peanuts. Will I be able to use them or will they burn in the bottom of the crock pot since they have less oil than regular peanuts?

Anonymous said...

Do you think it would be ok to use the crock pot liner??
Can't wait to try this :)

Anonymous said...

What is the shelf life of this candy?

Anonymous said...

Where on earth do I find the white Almond Bark? I tore up the Kroger looking for it but never found it. Maybe someone could describe what it looks like for me or what section of the store to look? Is it a block of chocolate or something in a bag. Sorry, this is my first attempt at making any kind of candy ever!

Theresa said...

I made this yesterday:) Thanks for the recipe! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Can you use dry roasted peanuts in place of unsalted peanuts?

bj said...

Theresa sent me over and I am making this today.
Thanks so much....
xo bj

JenFlores said...

I am pretty sure candy making has never been easier! Thank you for the fabulous, delicious recipe! Perfect gift treat.

Jacqueline said...

I stumbled on here thanks to pinterest. I am heading to the store soon to get the ingredients to make this! It looks amazing and easy.

Dinah Seago said...

my crock pot on the lowest setting was WAY too hot and burned my choc...all a waste...

Diane said...

do you drop this by spoonfulls or just spread it out? Any idea how much this recipe makes?

Diane said...

do you have to drop by spoonfulls or just spread it out? Any odea how much it makes?

Anonymous said...

Oh my this makes a lot!! In the Crockpot melting away since 7:30 this morning!! Thanks for the recipe!!

Anonymous said...

I am now making my fourth batch of this! THANKS SO MUCH!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else have trouble fitting all the ingredients in a 6 qt crock-pot?! I was only able to fit 1 lb of white chocolate! Am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

This was the absolute best recipe of the season! The demand for it was so high, I had to make 2 batches before Christmas,and another batch NYE!

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