Sunday, December 21, 2008

I am going to go nutty!

I love my Crockpot. I love cooking in my Crockpot. Mine and Sven's favorie Crockpot recipe is of course Salsa Chicken.

The one thing that I have not done is make a desert or candy. Okay, I take that back. I tried to make a Fudge Cake in the Crockpot. Oh My God it was horrible, we couldn't even eat it, it was so bad. I am going to try again.

One of my favorite blogs is A Year of Crockpotting. She has been using her Crockpot for a year, making all kinds of yummy recipes, when the year is over, I don't know what I'll do. I hope she keeps up with the recipes (my Salsa Chicken was even one of her recipes). Check out her blog!

Today's recipe was Peanut Clusters. I am excited about it, here's the recipe:

3 (16-ounce) jars lightly salted roasted peanuts (lightly salted is important!)
2 (8-ounce) boxes German Baker's Chocolate
1 (8-ounce) box Unsweetened Baker's Chocolate (there are 2 in the picture. that was wrong.)
1 (24-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla (not pictured because I didn't know I wanted/needed it until after the photo)

The Directions.

Use a large crockpot. This makes about 150 peanut clusters. Spray the inside of your crock with cooking spray, and place the unwrapped baking chocolate, and bars of German chocolate in the bottom. Add all the peanuts. Pour in the chocolate chips, and add vanilla. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, or high for about 1.5. While the chocolate is melting, lay out a bunch of parchment paper on your counter top or kitchen table. When time has elapsed, stir well, and remove from heat. Use a small ice-cream scoop to plop out bite-sized piles onto the parchment paper.

Let cool before eating---this takes a long time---hours. It'd be best to leave them overnight so you don't pick at them.

I plan on making this for Christmas Eve, so I will let you all know how it goes and tastes.

Happy Holidays everyone!


Amanda, Mandy, Manda, Tomato said...

We got a crockpot for one of our wedding gifts and we haven't got to use it yet since it's been packed away at my parents house. I'm bringing it back with us after Christmas vacation so I can start using that baby. After hearing about 'Salsa Chicken' for so long, I think it will definitely be one of the first recipes we make in our crockpot. :)

Cecilia said...

Your Salsa Chicken is so delish!! I saw that recipe for the nuts. It made me hungry instantly.