I have to say this is the first year ever that I have used a crockpot for my holiday baking and I have to say it was pretty dang handy! I will definitely be trying more crockpot recipes for baking!
For this recipe you will need:
*Chocolate Almond Bark
*Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chips
Set your crockpot to low and add in your nuts. Any combination of nuts will work for this.
Next, break up your almond bark and add that in.
I let this melt for about a half hour, stirring frequently and then added in my package of peanut butter/chocolate chips.
I continued stirring for another half hour and then my mixture was fully melted.
To finish off the clusters, simply take a spoon or small measuring cup and drop by spoonful onto parchment paper or tinfoil. Before the clusters begin setting up be sure and add on your sprinkles. These set up rather quickly and are then ready to enjoy! They are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
*3 cups baking chips of choice-I used milk chocolate and peanut butter
*Toppings of choice-I used mini M&Ms and holiday sprinkles
The first thing you will want to do is line your cookie sheet with foil and place your saltine crackers in a single layer on the pan.
Next you will want to combine your butter and brown sugar. You can do this either in the microwave or on the stove top. You will want your mixture to come to a rolling boil for 3-4 minutes before you pour it over the crackers. After you have your mixture evenly spread over the crackers you will then put this into a 350 degree over for 5 minutes.
Immediately after you remove the pan from the oven you will spread your baking chips over your crackers. Let them sit for just a couple minutes and then they will be melted just enough to spread evenly over the crackers. Now it’s time to add your toppings. I chose mini M&Ms and holiday sprinkles for this batch. The possibilities are endless as far as the toppings go but a few of my favorites also include, heath bar baking chips and chopped pecans!
To finish off the Christmas crack you will want to stick it in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours. Once it is fully set you can peel the foil back and begin cracking pieces off and that’s all there is to it!
These peanut butter sandwiches are one of my favorite things to bake during the holidays. They are super easy to make and only take 3 ingredients!
First, I cut the almond bark into squares and then toss them in a saucepan on low to melt. You will want to stir the almond bark often to avoid it scorching.
While the almond bark is melting I start assembling my sandwiches. For this step I simply take two Ritz crackers and spread peanut butter between the two crackers.
Once the almond bark is melted you are ready to start coating the sandwiches. I like to add some holiday sprinkles to mine to jazz them up a bit but you can certainly skip this step if you wanted. Once the almond bark has hardened you can now indulge in a sweet treat! These are perfect for any holiday gathering you may be attending whether it be a Christmas or New Year’s party, an office pot luck or even just on a goodie tray for your loved ones.