It doesn't get much easier than this, to make homemade candy. You layer the ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for about 2 hours, scoop onto wax paper and allow to set up. That's it! When I use the term 'slow cooker' I use it instead of the term 'crock pot'. Crock Pot is a name that is owned by the Rival company and copyrighted so actually we are not supposed to name recipes Crock Pot this or that, because it is not owned by us. I have had some questions about the term 'slow cooker' and if it's the same thing as 'crock pot' and for my use of it on this site, it is.
Here is what you will need for this yummy candy:
2 lb. pecan pieces (can substitute 2 lb. peanuts for peanut clusters)
1 (4 oz.) bar of Baker's German Chocolate
1 (12 oz.) bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
24 oz. pkg. vanilla candy bark
1 stick of butter (do not use margarine)
Layer all of the ingredients in a large slow cooker in the order given. Do not stir.
For those not familiar with Baker's German Chocolate, it looks like this and is found in the baking section at your grocery with things like chocolate chips and such
Turn on low and allow to cook for 2 hours. After 1 hour, stir once. If it seems like it's just melting, cover and continue on low for 1 more hour. If it seems like it's cooking on too high heat and might burn, stir every 15 minutes and turn it off once all the ingredients are melted. All slow cookers are not created equal and some of the newer ones, even on the lowest setting, cook a lot hotter than some of the older models. Therefore, don't just put all of this in the slow cooker and leave it for 2 hours, unattended, the first time. Check on it about half way through to see how it's progressing.
After all of the ingredients are melted, stir it up until they are all blended. With a small ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, scoop onto wax paper or nonstick foil. It will seem a little runny, but as it sits it will firm up.
Once they have dried and set up, they will look pretty and shiny!