This is not my fault, this is a direct result of working while a television is on and the channel is set to the Food Network! Although I do not eat many sweets, this simple chocolate recipe caught my attention because it is easy to make and easier to share the treats when complete! Thank you to Trisha Yearwood and her "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" show and online recipes:
Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010
Show: Trisha's Southern Kitchen Episode: Trisha's Favorite Foods to Gift
Recipe categories: Chocolate
2 pounds salted dry-roasted peanuts
4 ounces German's sweet chocolate (about 4 squares)
One 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
2 1/2 pounds white almond bark
Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker. Layer the chocolate over the peanuts, beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the chocolate chips and then the almond bark. Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours. Do not stir the mixture.
After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. Drop the candy into cupcake pan liners using about 2 tablespoons per liner. Allow the candy to cool completely before removing the cupcake liners.