Have you tried this stuff yet? Jif Salted Caramel Spread!!!....
Yes indeedy, friends, this looks like some good stuff. Take a vanilla wafer, put some extra crunchy peanut butter on it and then SMEAR this heavenly spread over that and you will be a happy camper! The salt will cut the extreme sweetness of the caramel just enough. You will find this on the aisle next to the peanut butter. You can thank me later.
And in keeping with our Chocolate theme. Here is a recipe I absolutely LOVE!!!!
Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters
(doesn't that just sound wonderful!!!)
2 pounds (2-16 ounce jars) dry roasted peanuts, salted
48 ounces almond bark white chocolate
4 ounces sweet German chocolate
10-12 ounces dark chocolate
*Please note: This recipe works the best in a standard crockpot that has three settings - on, low, and high.
Prep Time: 60 minutes Cook Time: 180 minutes Total time: 240 minutes
Place all ingredients in crockpot. Cook on low for 3 hours. DO NOT TOUCH. Turn the crockpot off and let sit for 20 minutes. Cover a large surface (about 3 square feet) with waxed or parchment paper. Stir mixture completely. Drop by teaspoons full (I use iced tea teaspoons. This is my one chance to use these since I do not drink iced tea) onto paper. Let harden and store in airtight containers.
Helpful Hints about this recipe.
This recipe originally called for 1/2 salted and 1/2 unsalted dry roasted nuts. I much prefer using all salted nuts. Using almond bark tends to make the chocolate nuts very sweet. To tone down the sweetness and increase the chocolate flavor, I used dark chocolate. On the first time making this, you may wish to look at your mixture at 2 hours. I've made this recipe many, many times in two different types of crockpots and never had a problem. Unfortunately, I did have a friend whose crockpot may have cooked hotter than the low setting. Her chocolate dried out. So when you peek, if possible try not to lift the lid, the chocolate should look slightly melted and not dry. If it looks okay, continue cooking until 3 hours is reached.
Hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend. LABOR DAY WEEKEND that is!