Use your Slow Cooker to make the easiest Chocolate Candy! Loaded with dried cranberries and topped with Hawaiian pink salt, these are a perfect homemade gift!
This is the first time I have made homemade candy using the slow cooker. And, it will most definitely not be my last.
Over the past few weeks, I have read several posts by blogging friends who used this technique. It’s so stupid easy. I can’t believe that all these years that I’ve been making homemade candy, it never occurred to me <<head slap>>.
The slow cooker is so much easier than setting up a double boiler and way better than using the microwave. It’s just dump, wait and then drop. Really. This recipe is that easy.
I had some dried whole cranberries leftover from recipe testing a stuffed chicken dish so I tested out the flavor combo with semi-sweet chocolate and Hawaiian pink salt. It was soooo good, I decided to run to the store and get 4 pounds of cranberries to make a huge batch of this homemade candy for teachers gifts and other family and friends.
You don’t have to make 4 pounds but if you cut the amount, make sure you use a smaller slow cooker so that your chocolate doesn’t burn. I used a 6.5 Quart.
Happy Holidays and have a great weekend!
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Use your Slow Cooker to make the easiest Chocolate Candy! Loaded with dried cranberries and topped with pink salt, these are a perfect homemade gift!
- 4 pounds dried whole cranberries
- 4 pounds semisweet chocolate chips
- coarse Hawaiian pink salt
Dump dried cranberries and chocolate chips into slow cooker. Mix, cover and set to low for 60 minutes.
Stir once or twice while heating.
Once time is up, remove lid and stir until chocolate is all melted and cranberries are completely coated.
Link baking sheets with parchment paper and grab a Tablespoon.
Spoon clusters onto parchment. Repeat until tray is filled.
Sprinkle each with some of the Hawaiian salt.
Repeat until all chocolate and cranberries are used.
You can leave these out too cool (if your house or kitchen is cool) or place each tray in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes to set. Enjoy!