Donna Brown Recipe

Crock Pot Candy ("Mr. Bud Candy")

By Donna Brown gabbiegirl


Recipe Rating:
Cooking Method:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot
2422 Comments:

Donna's Story

This is my daughter's recipe that she makes for fund raisers, church, to give away on trays, etc. because it's so good and it makes a lot. An older man at her church named Mr. Bud makes it a lot and gave her the recipe, so they all call it Mr. Bud candy.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Yummy candy from the crock pot? Doesn't get much better than that! It's never been easier to indulge your sweet tooth... and I couldn't be happier about it.

Ingredients

1 jar(s)
(16 oz.) dry roasted, unsalted peanuts
1 jar(s)
(16 oz.) dry roasted, salted peanuts
1 pkg
(12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 oz
sweetened german chocolate (green packaging), broken into pieces
3 lb
(two 24 oz. pkgs.) white almond bark, broken into pieces [there are several different brands, you'll just have to use the brand found in your area. manufacturer's have lowered the ounces in some packaging, so use the equivlaent of 3 lbs.
(some packages of almond bark may have candy coating on the package)

Directions Step-By-Step

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Put ingredients into a 4 or 5-quart crockpot in EXACT order as listed. Cover and cook on LOWEST setting [on your appliance] for 3 hours. DO NOT remove lid! Turn off and allow to cool slightly. Mixture will not be melted but will be soft. Mix thoroughly and drop by teaspoon size cookie dropper or a teaspoon onto wax paper. Let cool thoroughly. Makes approximately 150 - 170 pieces, depending, of course, on how large you make the pieces.

NOTE: This candy is made best by following the recipe to the letter. Make other variations and changes at your own risk, [for example, using pecans or almonds in place of peanuts; white chocolate chips instead of almond bark, etc.] as this is the voice of experience speaking. Please take into consideration that it may alter the quality of the finished product. Thank you and LOL!

**NOTE: There seems to be discrepencies in the terms crockpot and slow cooker. This recipe is for a crockpot which, when on low, will only melt the ingredients. A slow cooker will get hotter and start to cook the ingredients, thus resulting in an inferior product. Please be aware of what kind of appliance you have. It seems the older "crockpot" works best. There have been some who have burned their ingredients because their appliance is too hot. The makers and manufacturers of these appliances seem to interchange the description of their appliances calling slow cookers crockpots. It seems that Rival owns the name crockpot, therefore, others can't use the name crockpot, they are slow cookers. It's very confusing, but slow cookers, indeed, cook hotter, which could result in burning of this recipe. There are many discussions and explanations of this subject within the comments.
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***NOTE I've been asked to add this note. If your crockpot appliance is below 275 watts, you should not have any problem with the candy burning if you follow the ingredients and the directions, however, all crockpots are different, so please pay attention to your cooking process. Look on the bottom of your appliance to see the wattage. The new crockpots get hotter than the older crockpots and the slow cookers get even hotter.
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DISCLAIMER: I have not made 1/2 a recipe, used peanut butter chips, mint chips, almonds, pecans, coconut or any other ingredients other than what the recipe calls for,(except for caramel and it was a disaster and I threw it away), I have not made it in the microwave nor have I made it on top of the stove, as this is a crockpot recipe, therefore, if you want to use any other ingredients or make it any other way, please do so, but it may not have the same consistency, texture, taste, nor gloss that this one has and the end results may not be the quality you are hoping for.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #nuts, #chocolate


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2422 Comments

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Tenishia Stamp tstamp1
Sunday at 10:00 AM
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

I have made this recipe "several" times. I have a crockpot and cook it on low for 2 1/2 hours. I have used almonds instead of peanuts. Was awesome. In addition, I have included a cranberry trail mix to enhance the texture! This recipe has plenty of "wiggle room" to tweak as you like!
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Angela Payne Angela_Payne
Friday, January 16 at 7:32 PM
Just made these for the second time, first time they burnt because i have a slow cooker not a crock pot, but this time we started on low for thd first 20 mins then turned it to the warm setting for 2 and half hours them low again fod ten more minutes. Turned out great!
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Angela Payne Angela_Payne
Friday, January 16 at 7:28 PM
I gave this recipe a 5-star rating.
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Jan 5, 2015 - Bonnie D. shared this recipe with discussion group: TRIED & TRUE RECIPES (TNT)
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Kathy Yost Lovetosew
Dec 28, 2014
Hello All, I just wanted to tell you I made this recipe last Christmas and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe exactly as written. Well this Christmas, I made it again, just as written, BUT I added pistachios and pecans and it turned out perfectly. It was a huge hit. I was able to share with many. After Christmas, the hubby said, "I thought about taking Mary (our neighbor) some, but then I thought, NO we like this so much and have given so much away, I'm gonna keep this little bit left over for us to eat." LOL He really did like it a lot. Just wanted to let you know that I did add the extra nuts and it turned out perfectly. Really good.