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Softly falling snow can be a great inspiration for getting crafty in the kitchen. Using your Crock-Pot® 4.5-Quart Manual Slow Cooker, try out one of these snowflake-inspired treats next time the cold winter weather keeps you inside all afternoon.

White Chocolate and Peppermint Snowflake Cookies
An indoor snow day calls for a warm batch of snowflake-shaped sugar cookies. Try out this recipe for slow-cooked white chocolate peppermint frosting.

Ingredients:

  • 1 roll refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Snowflake-shaped cookie cutters
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup creme de menthe baking chips
  • 1/3 cup blue candy melts.

Directions

  1. Heat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, break up cookie dough and work well with flour.
  3. Lightly sprinkle flour on your work space and roll out the cookie dough until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Flour the snowflake-shaped cookie cutter and cut the dough.
  4. Place snowflakes 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Continue with remaining dough, re-rolling all scraps.
  5. Bake cookies for 7 to 10 minutes, until they are set and the edges start to brown.
  6. Let cookies cool.
  7. While the cookies are baking, combine the white chocolate chips, coconut oil and creme de menthe baking chips in your slow cooker.
  8. Cover and cook on high for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove lid and stir well. Continue to heat on high if need be.
  9. In a small bowl, heat the blue candy melts in the microwave until completely melted.
  10. Once cookies are cool, frost them with the white chocolate peppermint frosting.
  11. Then, drizzle the blue candy melts over each snowflake-shaped cookie as desired. Enjoy!
White and blue icing is perfect for snowflake-shaped sugar cookies.White and blue icing is perfect for snowflake-shaped sugar cookies.

Snowball Cake
It doesn't get much more winter-inspired than a shredded coconut snowball cake. The only difference with this snowball is that it's better enjoyed when eaten than thrown during the neighborhood snowball fight.

Ingredients:

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can coconut milk (for topping)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (for topping)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut, shredded (for topping).

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, 3 kinds of milk, flour, butter and sugar.
  2. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and spray that paper as well.
  3. Pour the mixed cake batter into the device and cover with 4 paper towels before placing the lid on top.
  4. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Meanwhile, in a saucepan combine the coconut milk, sugar and shredded coconut for topping. Mix well and let it boil on medium heat.
  6. When the cake is cooled down, pour the mixture all over the cake inside of the slow cooker.
  7. Allow cake and topping to cool before serving.
  8. Top with leftover shredded coconut and enjoy!
Using all kinds of candy you can get really creative with your caramel marshmallow snowmen.Using all kinds of candy you can get really creative with your caramel marshmallow snowmen.

White Chocolate Caramel Snowmen
These cute and tasty marshmallow snowmen are a great cooking craft to involve the kids in. 

Ingredients:

  • Skewers
  • Large marshmallows
  • 2 packages unwrapped caramels
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Gummy candies
  • Small pretzel sticks
  • Mini chocolate chips.

Directions

  1. First, bring the water and unwrapped caramels to your slow cooker and heat on high for 1 to 2 hours. This will be your caramel dip.
  2. Then, place 3 large marshmallows on each skewer.
  3. Dip each skewer in the caramel topping, rotating the skewer to fully cover each marshmallow.
  4. Lay each skewer on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  5. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes until caramel is hardened.
  6. If you have another slow cooker, heat your white chocolate chips in there. If not, you can microwave them until melted.
  7. Take snowmen out of the freezer and dip each one in melted chocolate.
  8. Place back on cookie sheet and allow them to set at room temp, then you can decorate!
  9. You can use pretzel sticks for the arms, chocolate candies serve as great buttons, a peanut butter cup makes a great top hat and gummy strings serve as a great scarf.
  10. Get as creative as you want with all kinds of candy.
Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 

 

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