How to make slow cooker turtle candy (video)

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I cannot go a day without chocolate in some form, whether it be in my coffee, as a pure dark chocolate bar or in a fun candy. Did you know that you can make chocolate candies in a slow cooker? With just five ingredients, five easy steps and one hour of slowly melting the chocolate in the slow cooker, this recipe is the stress-free way to get your daily chocolate fix. Chocolate addicts unite!
This recipe is as easy as dumping pecans and chocolate chips in a slow cooker and letting it all melt for an hour. Add chewy caramel candies, spoon onto parchment and cool in the fridge. That's it! In less than two hours, you have nutty morsels of chocolate. The pecans give these candies a wonderful texture, while the almond sprinkles give them great crunch. Finally, the caramel bits add milky-sweet creaminess. This recipe also works great with just about any type of nut. Peanuts, hazelnuts and walnuts are all great alternatives. Enjoy!
Cooktop Cove
Slow cooker Turtle candies
5 minutes
1 hour
1 hour, 5 minutes
3 cups whole toasted pecans
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chewy caramel candies, cut into quarters
1 cup roughly chopped toasted almonds
Place whole pecans and chocolate chips in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
Stir until chocolate is incorporated. Remove the pot from the slow cooker base and allow to cool for 3 minutes. Stir in caramel bits.
With a small scoop or spoon, scoop 1 to 2 tablespoons onto parchment paper. Repeat with remainder of chocolate mix.
Top with toasted almonds.
Refrigerate until hard.
Pro tip 1: For variations of the chocolate treats, try different types of nuts such as peanuts, walnuts or hazelnuts.
Pro tip 2: For a salted caramel and chocolate flavor, add a couple flakes of sea salt on top of each piece before cooling.
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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