Photo: Oxmoor House
Makes 4 1/2 pounds or about 80 pieces

Bark coating firms up this crunchy candy, and white chocolate boosts the flavor.

Prep: 34 minutes, Cook: 2 hours

Slow-Cooker Size: 4-quart

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a 4-quart slow cooker.

Step 2

Cover and cook on LOW 2 hours. Stir chocolate mixture; add 1 1/4 cups crushed peppermint candies and peppermint extract, stirring well to coat.

Step 3

Drop pretzel mixture by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup crushed peppermint candies evenly on pieces before they set. Let stand until firm.

Step 4

Holiday Gift: These pretzels, with their festive candy coating, make great gifts around the holidays. Place the peppermints in a zip-top freezer bag, and crush with a rolling pin. Take your time when crushing the peppermints--you don't want large pieces or fine crumbs.

Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook

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