A White {Chocolate} Christmas

Merry Christmas, everybody! Or are you like me, still rushing around with so much to do in the final hours that you aren’t feeling so merry? While I knocked out the decorating tasks rather early, I’m always a last minute kinda girl for the cooking and shopping. I’ll be hosting a Christmas cookie exchange party this week with friends but with all that entails, I don’t actually have time for a whole lot of baking. (read: I never leave myself enough time.) That’s exactly why I am so excited to share this super easy Christmas candy recipe with my fellow kindred spirits.

As you may have figured out by now, I am a huge fan of anything that has to do with the crock pot or Instant Pot. This candy recipe combines my love of sweet and salty with that obsession. Let’s get down to business.

Ingredients:
– 2 lbs white chocolate / vanilla candy coating
– 1 six ounce white chocolate baking bar
– 12 ounces white chocolate chips
– 3 cups dry roasted peanuts
– 2.5 cups pretzels, broken into small pieces
– sprinkles (This is optional, but don’t be a scrooge.)

Instructions:
Place all chocolate ingredients into crock pot that has been set on low. Leave to melt for one hour before checking.(Time to wrap those presents!) Once melted, stir in peanuts and pretzel pieces until completely coated in chocolate. Use cookie scoop/melon baller to spoon mixture on to parchment paper. Add festive sprinkles to mounds of candy. Leave to cool for at least one hour. Enjoy!

This recipe could easily be done with milk chocolate if you’re so inclined like my husband (but his waist line will thank me for this version.) Also, my more careless style with the cookie scoop produced 60 servings, but those were very generous. A more steady hand could produce 90 or so smaller candies. Do with that knowledge what you will.

Another helpful tip for this busy holiday season? Check your local Aldi for amazing deals on holiday treats, baking supplies, and even items for cheese plates and other holiday hosting supplies. I was able to grab my peanuts, pretzels, and white chocolate chips for this recipe in Aldi for cheaper than my other go-to grocery store. (They also had plenty of milk chocolate baking supplies available.) Just my two cents for helping the merry stretch a little bit further.

Is this white chocolate Christmas candy going to be added to your never ending to do list? Let me know in the comments if you’re a fan!

Merry Everything!
– Jill

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