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Slow Cooker Candy Cups

After the wildly successful Chocolate Peanut Candy recipe, my brother decided that we needed to make a new, refreshed version of that Oh-So-Popular dessert. So, let me introduce you to the “new and improved” Slow Cooker Candy Cups. Identical in most every way, this recipe is equally as delicious as its predecessor. Luckily for my waistline, this recipe makes a smaller batch than the original. And while I’m not a fan of the salty-sweet combo, I thought the candy really benefited from my use of salted peanuts.

Crunchy bites of peanut and chewy pockets of caramel, interspersed with the occasional surprise of a peanut butter pocket; and it’s all wrapped in a coating of rich chocolate- yeah. They’re decadent. Mouthwatering. And dangerously irresistible. It’s like eating a homemade version of a Snickers or MilkyWay. Because it’s exactly that: a homemade chocolate candy.

Is anyone else thinking what I’m thinking? Some combination of Oh yes! and Oh NO! Anyone? Or am I the only one with absolutely no self control around chocolaty temptation? Okay, just checking…

AuthorMackieDifficultyBeginner

Candy
 3 cups Peanuts
 4 cups Chocolate Chips (Milk, Dark, or Semi-sweet)
 16 oz White Chocolate Bark, chopped
 11 oz Caramel Bits
 11 oz Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
 ½ cup White Chocolate Bark, melted

1

Pour the peanuts into a slow cooker and spread them out until the bottom of the pot is completely covered. Add the chocolate chips on top of the nuts, then add the white chocolate on top of the chips. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 1-2 hours, or until the chocolate is at least half melted.

2

Once the chocolate is soft, fold in the caramel bits and mini Reese's peanut butter cups. The heat from the chocolate mixture will quickly melt the new candies. As soon as you are happy with the consistency of your chocolate mixture, spoon it into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners.

3

Garnish with a drizzle of the reserved 1/2 cup of white chocolate and allow the candy to cool completely before serving.

Ingredients

Candy
 3 cups Peanuts
 4 cups Chocolate Chips (Milk, Dark, or Semi-sweet)
 16 oz White Chocolate Bark, chopped
 11 oz Caramel Bits
 11 oz Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
 ½ cup White Chocolate Bark, melted

Directions

1

Pour the peanuts into a slow cooker and spread them out until the bottom of the pot is completely covered. Add the chocolate chips on top of the nuts, then add the white chocolate on top of the chips. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 1-2 hours, or until the chocolate is at least half melted.

2

Once the chocolate is soft, fold in the caramel bits and mini Reese's peanut butter cups. The heat from the chocolate mixture will quickly melt the new candies. As soon as you are happy with the consistency of your chocolate mixture, spoon it into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners.

3

Garnish with a drizzle of the reserved 1/2 cup of white chocolate and allow the candy to cool completely before serving.

Slow Cooker Candy Cups

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