Crock Candy


Crock Candy

When I was growing up, my mother used a crock pot once in a blue moon when she wanted to abandon pork for eight hours and then come back to find it savory and sliding off the bone, heavy with its own flavors. At the time this process was akin to magic, but I still didn’t trust fully in the power of crock pots. After all, couldn’t they only work on meat?

Sporkers, I was woefully wrong. I was limited. Crock pots are for so much more than briskets. For example, amazing candy. These nutty clusters are perfect for the millennial chef—begin the preparation with vigor and enthusiasm, and then once apathy sets in, let the crock pot do the rest. Two hours later, you’ve got a delicious candy that’s perfect for hiding in your desk at work or keeping right beside the bed for midnight chocolate cravings. We don’t judge here. We’ll only judge you if you don’t make these simple motherfuckers.

Crock Candy

1 16-ounce jar salted peanuts
1 16-ounce jar unsalted peanuts (unless you’re a total salt freak; if so, just double the salted nuts)
1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 12-ounce bag milk chocolate chips
2 10-ounce bags peanut butter chips
2 pounds white almond bark or vanilla candy coating

Layer all ingredients in a large crock pot (peanut party on the bottom!). Turn the pot on low, cover with lid, and leave sitting for 2 hours.

After the 2 hours have passed, remove lid and stir to combine the ingredients into a delicious mixture of candy in the making. Replace lid and leave sitting for another 30 minutes.

After the 30 minutes have passed (if you managed to wait that long without dying of anticipation), stir again a final time and then spoon mixture on to wax paper or non-stick aluminum foil. Allow to harden for at least 1 hour. It’s hard, we know. But we believe in you.

Finally, your candy is ready. Go nuts!

Post by Bailey James. Recipe from