My cousin Donna Paulk is a great cook. She’s kindly given us several great recipes for this collection, including chicken soup, macaroni and cheese, beignets, and this candy. I love this kind of recipe: the candies look so pretty and appear really hard to make. People will think you’re a genius cook, which is almost embarrassing considering how easy they are to make. Just layer everything in the cooker and wait!
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.
If you can’t find almond bark, substitute white chocolate chips. This is a fun recipe to make with your children. They can put everything in the slow cooker, and drop the candy into the cupcake liners, too.