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Triple Chocolate-Nut Clusters

Prep time 13 mins
Cook time 2 hrs
Other time 2 hrs
Yield 6 dozen
Candy making has never been so easy! The slow cooker is the perfect tool to keep this candy mixture warm while you're spooning it out.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) jar dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 (9.75-ounce) can salted whole cashews
  • 2 cups pecan pieces
  • 18 (2-ounce) chocolate bark coating squares, cut in half
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 4 (1-ounce) bittersweet chocolate baking squares, broken into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a 5-quart slow cooker; cover and cook on LOW 2 hours or until chocolate is melted. Stir chocolate and nuts; add vanilla, stirring well to coat.

  2. Drop candy by heaping teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let stand at least 2 hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container.

Christmas With Southern Living 2006