Saturday, February 28, 2009

a popular and yummy snack

recently i found an easy snack recipe to make in the crock pot, and even better, Dave loves it! M has mentioned before that he is very hard to culinarily impress, and that is certainly true! if it doesn't involve a large piece of red meat (preferably steak) and mountain dew, he can be pretty indifferent.

so when i found this recipe, i thought it was something i would try, and I've been pleased with the results. to be honest, it can be a bit on the pricey side, but Dave likes to remind me that i shouldn't muzzle the ox that treads the grain. yes, dear.

the cast of characters: 2 bags mini marshmallows, 2 bags chocolate chips, and one bag walnuts. and, of course, your crock pot. i use my 6 quart one, and that works well.

turn the crock pot on high, and dump in both bags of chips. let them in there to get soft and melted, about half an hour. set your timer for 30 minutes so you don't forget. then come back and stir them up, and dump in the marshmallows and walnuts.

i take the crock out of the heating element at this point, otherwise the marshmallows start to melt too much. stir it around until everything is nice and evenly coated.

then drop by the spoonful onto waxed paper. let harden, then store in the freezer, or an airtight container. but don't worry, they probably won't last long enough to go stale! my gang would eat them in no time flat. i have to hide them, or there won't be any left at all for Dave's lunch!

if you want more cool recipes to try in your crock pot, you can find heaps and hoards of them here, which of course, is where i found this recipe.


Anonymous said...

Oh my, that looks so yummy! I just bought Emeril Lagasse's potluck cookbook that has a lot of crock pot recipes in it. I'm off to check out the crockpot link.

Have a great day!

Wanda said...

Thanks for the tip Jennifer...we make these over the holidays using the microwave...I never thought of using the crock pot, easier to make a larger quantity that way. They are good with almonds too. Now I'm craving them!

Becca said...

i don't really like nuts. would it work without them? it sounds delicious minus the nuts!

Amber said...

looks like something my crew of men would like! great blog! come check out mine!

Jennifer said...

becca- i think that it would work just fine without nuts. let me know how you like it!

Amber said...

yep, I found you on Wanda's blog...please come back often, as I will yours...take care!

Muthering Heights said...

YUM!! Those sound delicious!

Octamom said...

These look fantastic! And I am all about the crock pot gourmet! Thanks for the recipe!


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