Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Idea: Crockpot Chococolate

Have you ever watched Trisha Yearwood's show on Food Network? Love it! She's funny, cute, and the recipes are all good.

Kayla and I were watching her show a couple of weeks ago (Kayla is 7 and loves to watch Trisha's show and The Pioneer Woman. It's kind of our thing. We pick something to make that week.) and we decided to make her Crockpot Candy for our annual crawfish boil. I ended up adapting it just slightly to work with what I had in the pantry.

These would also made a great teacher appreciation gift. You could make a batch and share the goodies with lots of people you appreciate!  Maybe the librarian and the gym teacher? Principal? Better yet, the janitors who help keep your school looking so great or the office staff who help out everyone. Why not give them a little treat to let them know you appreciate what they do for your child!
Crockpot Chocolate adapted from this recipe
2 lbs dry roasted, salted peanuts
1 pkg dark chocolate chips
1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 lg package white chocolate chips
Starting with peanuts, add all ingredients to crockpot and cook on low until chocolate is melted. Depending on size of your crockpot, time will vary. Mine is 4.5 quart so all this chocolate filled it up.  Our party was getting too close so I ended up melting the chocolate on the stove. You could use the microwave too.  Once it has melted (the chips will still stay in their shape) stir it all around.  Spoon into cupcake liners and let it set.  Don't fill too full, these will be big treats. 
These were yummy! I can't wait to try them again! They are the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
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  1. So simple! and the possibilities are endless!!

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  2. Hi! You were the link before me at the Give me the Goods link party at Rain on a Tin Roof! These look so yummy! I don't have children so I'll have to hold off on making them for a teacher... but maybe for an office get-together!

    It's Always Ruetten

    1. Great idea, Julia! These would be great at Christmas as well!


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