Thursday, February 17, 2011

Youth and Age

This is a true statement. Is there something you want to do but feel that you may be too old? That time has passed you by? You have reached the top of the hill and are on a fast roll down the other side? Unrealized desires and dreams? Stuck in a rut? Mid life crisis? WAKE UP!!!! Now is the time. NOW. RIGHT NOW, RIGHT THIS MOMENT. JUST DO IT.

If Paris is out of the question, take a trip to kitchen and make these bad boys, they will make you very happy. Eazy Peazy Triple Nut Chocolate Drops (need I say more? Hell no!) I'll quit now. You go....fall in love with your slow cooker, again.

Candy making has never been so easy! Your slow cooker is the perfect tool to keep this candy mixture warm while you're spooning it out.

Prep: 13 min. Cook: 2 hrs. Other: 2 hrs.

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

•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.
•Drop candy by heaping teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let stand at least 2 hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 dozen.

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