Holiday Goodies You Didn't Know You Could Make in Your Slow Cooker
Your slow cooker will become your best friend this holiday season. From simplifying the way you prepare your holiday feast to changing how you cook your favorite festive goodies, your slow cooker will be an invaluable resource to have in your kitchen during the holidays.
Instead of slaving over the stove while your guests are gabbing it up, discover how your slow cooker can save you time when prepping your favorite holiday dishes. Try one of these delicious desserts from Crock-Pot Girl™ Jenn Bare next time you're looking to impress your friends with festive goodies.
Slow Cooker Paleo Almond Bark
As you're prepping a holiday treat basket for your neighbors, be sure to include this slow cooker take on almond bark, a rich and crunchy dessert that pairs well with your favorite holiday snacks. Begin by placing a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Liner at the bottom of your slow cooker, which will prevent the chocolate from sticking to the sides. Add 1 cup of whole raw almonds to the slow cooker, then top with 1-1 1/2 cup of raw coconut flakes. Use your hands to break apart 12 ounces of dark chocolate, spreading the pieces over the almonds and coconut flakes already in the slow cooker. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 2 hours on low, removing the lid before the chocolate has started bubbling, but after it has melted. Allow the bark to cool for about three hours, top the chocolate with sea salt, then remove the parchment paper and place it in the fridge for an additional two hours. Break the dessert into small pieces and enjoy!
Rich Nutella Lava Cake
Do your guests have a hankering for hazelnut? Treat them to this Nutella Lava Cake, which will instantly become a household favorite among your friends. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/3 cup milk, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup almonds. Add 1/3 cup Nutella, then pour the mixture in your slow cooker. Use a rolling pin to crush 1 cup of salted pretzels, then sprinkle them over the Nutella mix. Blend 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and add that mixture next. In a small saucepan, boil 1 cup of milk and drizzle in the slow cooker. Cover the appliance and allow the cake to cook for 2-3 hours on high. Be sure to top this treat with vanilla ice cream or a homemade whipped topping!