Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Sweet, rich and deliciously smooth homemade hot chocolate brought slowly to perfection in easy to follow recipe. What better way to welcome this Holiday season and beat the cold than a hot thick and creamy cup of steaming chocolate. Bring the kids to the table and fill the cups with this hot chocolate and watch their eyes light up with pure delight as they take the first sip. Chocolate shared as you gather in a communal drink, will warm the hearts and souls this winter season.

Watch the video, read the instructions then dump the ingredients into your slow cooker and you are good to go. Rich chocolate is comforting and will satisfy the sweet tooth. Finish a meal with this reward or serve as a standalone hot chocolate social gathering. Sit in front of a warm fireplace snuggled up with someone you love and share this delightful beverage as the season of family time comes to its peak. This foodlicious beverage is sure to be a hit and is guaranteed to become a tradition in your home as it is as simple to make as it is purely delicious.

Ingredients

Semi-sweet chips, sugar and cocoa powder.

Add milk, heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract.

Cook on high for 2 hours (whisk after the first hour to make sure the chocolate does not burn) or low for ~4 hours until the chocolate chips fully melt.

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate (12 oz) choose a good quality chocolate
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a 6 qt slow cooker: combine all the ingredients and mix/whisk until cocoa powder is dissolved.
  • Cover with lid and cook on high for 2 hours (whisk after the first hour to make sure the chocolate does not burn) or low for ~4 hours until the chocolate chips fully melt.
  • Remove the lid and whisk the hot chocolate for 2 minutes or until the top layer is fully dissolved.

Serve with marshmallows, whipped cream or your preferred topping.

    Enjoy!

    • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat with slow cooker (high for ~1 hour), microwave or stove.
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    Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

    Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce is good anytime of the year but is extremely nice during the holidays season. The smell of fresh stewing cranberries creates a sweet aroma that will add to the holiday perfume your kitchen creates as you work to have all dishes table ready at the same time. This recipe and method of preparation allows you the flexibility to prepare other items in parallel as it is a steady and predictable quality approach to a holiday classic.

    This quick and convenient recipe calls for only 3 ingredients and is dump and go friendly. You’ll never want to buy caned cranberry sauce ever again because home cooked is so delicious, fresh tasting and easy to make. Watch the video and check out the instructions below to be well on you way to slapping the next person that tries to pour that caned jello looking stuff on your plate. Seriously though, I ate from the can for years and never liked it that much. Once I had fresh made; I enjoyed it and now I make it every year because my entire family loves it. It is so simple to make and adds authenticity to the presentation of your holiday table. Best part is that if you feed this to your kids, when they grow up; if someone drops that preformed canned stuff on their plate they will be missing mama right then and there. 🙂

    Serve with turkey, chicken or any protein.

    Ingredients

    Cranberries and sugar.

    Add fresh orange juice.

    Mix well. Cover and slow cook on high for 2 hours.

    Cook (uncover) for 1 more hour or until desire consistency.

    Delicious cranberry sauce.

    Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

    5 from 1 vote
    Cook Time 3 mins
    Total Time 3 mins
    Course Condiment, Side Dish
    Cuisine American
    Servings 2 cups
    Calories

    Equipment

    • Slow Cooker

    Ingredients
      

    • 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 fresh orange (juice) ½ cup

    Instructions
     

    • In a 2 qt. slow cooker: place cranberries, sugar and orange juice; mix/stir.
    • Cover and slow cook on high for 2 hours.
    • Remove lid and stir.
    • Leave lid off and cook uncovered for ~1 more hour or until desire consistency (don't worry if it looks watery, it's going to thicken up as it cools . For a quick tip: put the sauce in the refrigerator and it will thicken faster). Best served cool.
    • Transfer to a serving bowl or airtight container.

    Refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freezer up to a month.

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      Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

      Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes is a dump and go side dish. Follow this recipe for smooth buttery potatoes with light garlic notes that add a nice tasting filler to any main course. It’s very easy and you don’t have to tend or watch the potatoes while you do other things. I love to serve this with gravy and rolls to enhance the comfort of our family dinner. My kids always go back for seconds and never complain about being hungry when they fill their tummies with this delicious side treat.

      Watch the video, check out the instructions below and you will be able to prepare your very own comforting buttery side that will be a hit during your next family gathering. If you love good, hot fresh tasting mashed potatoes; I highly recommend giving this convenient method of preparation a try this busy cooking season. Feel free to browse my menu for complimentary items to serve along side this foodlicious dish.

      Moist mashed potatoes.

      Ingredients

      Peeled and chopped potatoes.

      Potatoes and milk.

      Add minced garlic.

      Slow cook on high for 4 hours. Add butter and mash.

      Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

      Easy and convenient mashed potatoes.

      Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

      5 from 1 vote
      Prep Time 10 mins
      Cook Time 3 hrs
      Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
      Course Side Dish
      Cuisine American
      Calories

      Equipment

      • Slow Cooker

      Ingredients
        

      • 3 lbs potatoes gold or red
      • 2 cups milk
      • 3 tbsp butter
      • 2 garlic cloves minced
      • salt & pepper to taste

      Instructions
       

      • Clean, peel and cut the potatoes.
      • Place the potatoes into the slow cooker.
      • Add milk and minced garlic; mix.
      • Cover and slow cook on high for 3-4 hours or until tender.
      • Remove the lid and add butter.
      • Use a potato masher or forks to smash the potatoes until almost smooth (I recommend not using a mixer because it will turn out looking like paste).
      • Season with salt and pepper to your liking; fold and mix. If your not ready to eat them right away, turn the slow cooker to warm until ready to serve.

      Enjoy!

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        Crock Pot Buttery Buffalo Chicken Dip

        Buttery Buffalo Chicken Dip is so thick, creamy, sinfully delicious with subtle notes of buffalo sauce and loaded with filling strips of moist chicken; it will have the family fighting over the chips as they throw elbows to get the next big scoop of dip. Using the crock pot is a great way to slow cook and marinate all the ingredients together to capture the absolute best possible flavors, I guarantee there will be zero leftovers. This restaurant quality dip can be made at home with 6 basic ingredients and can be made by anyone, including the kids. This recipe really is so simple and is a great way to let the beginners get some practice in the kitchen.

        If you are a wings lover, enjoy football and hanging out while having a couple of adult beverages, then you really need to let this dip “try-out” at your next get together. Your guests and family members will not be disappointed in the quality of this addictive rich savory party pleaser. You may want to stash a little for yourself in the kitchen by keeping it warm in the crock pot, in case the party guests devour the initial offerings in record time. Be sure to kickoff your next football party in style with this buffalo wing inspired creamy delicious dip that the entire team will love.

        Watch the video and check out the instructions below to be on your way to a foodilicious party sensation that will be legendary.

        Serve with chip, celery or carrots.

        Ingredients

        Cooked chicken, buffalo sauce and ranch dressing.

        Cream cheese and shredded cheese.

        Mix well.

        Place the lid on. Cook on high for 1-1 ½ hours or on low for 2-3 hours.

        Mix well.

        Gently mix until smooth and creamy.

        Delicious dip!

        Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

        5 from 1 vote
        Prep Time 5 mins
        Cook Time 1 hr
        Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
        Course Appetizer, Snack
        Cuisine American
        Servings 5
        Calories

        Equipment

        • Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

        Ingredients
          

        • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
        • 1 cup sharp chedder cheese shredded
        • ½ cup buffalo sauce I used Frank's Red Hot
        • ½ cup ranch
        • 2 tbsp butter
        • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature

        Instructions
         

        • In a 2 qt crock pot: add all the ingredients except for the butter. Mix well.
        • Place butter on top of the content in the crock pot. Do not mix.
        • Place the lid on. Cook on high for 1-1 ½ hours or on low for 2-3 hours.
        • Remove the lid. Gently mix until smooth and creamy.

        Serve with warm chips, pita bread, bagel chips.

          Serve with celery sticks or carrots.

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            Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

            This delicious slow cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is the perfect comfort meal your family and friends will love; especially around the fall and winter season. This easy meal is stewed all day with ground beef, bell peppers, homemade (recommended) or store brought broth, crushed tomatoes and seasonings. After the stew has been cooking all day your neighbors will be able to smell a quality meal being prepared. My family gets so excited after being enticed by the inviting aroma I do not have to ask my teenagers for help setting the table as they are standing in the kitchen like hungry predators ready to chase prey. When it’s lunch or supper time, simply serve the soup in a bowl with fresh shredded cheese, cooked rice and fresh chopped cilantro and stand back as the stew seasonal feasting begins.

            Traditionally stuffed peppers are cooked with rice and cheese but this recipe calls for it just prior to serving because it gives you the desired amount of cheese and rice as a gorgeous garnish atop your bowl. Cheese and rice is a great filler for a quality soup especially when feeding folks with a voracious appetite.

            If you love a traditional stuffed pepper, you are going to love this. Also, when your have left-overs, the taste only enhances as the sweet juicy bell peppers soak up the delicious broth and burst with even more succulent flavor. Heat it up in the microwave for your desire temperature and you are ready for a quality foodlicious experience. Check out the video and the instructions below prior to preparing and you will be ready to add a simple to prepare extremely tasty soup to your home cooking menu.

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            Warm your belly with this home cooked stuffed pepper soup.

            Ingredients

            Chopped bell peppers.

            Brown the meat until no longer pink (drain/remove the grease if you prefer).

            Cook onions and garlic.

            Add seasonings.

            Add broth, tomatoes and bell peppers.

            Cook on low for 8 hours.

            After slow cooked.

            Delicious hot soup.

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            Stuffed Pepper Soup

            5 from 1 vote
            Servings 6
            Calories

            Ingredients
              

            • 1 lb ground beef or ground chuck
            • 4 cups beef broth low-sodium
            • 27 oz crushed tomatoes
            • 3 bell peppers red, yellow, or or green
            • 3 garlic cloves minced
            • 1 onion chopped
            • 1 tsp salt
            • 1 tsp oregano
            • ½ tsp pepper
            • ½ tsp thyme
            • 2 cups cooked rice
            • 1 cup shredded cheese
            • ½ cup fresh chop cilantro

            Instructions
             

            Note: If your slow cooker does not have a saute button, recommend using a skillet/pan to brown meat.

            • Deseed and chop bell peppers into small squares (½" by ½"); set aside.
            • In a skillet/pan or pressure cooker (saute setting), brown the meat until no longer pink.
            • Add chopped onions and minced garlic; saute for 1-2 mintues or until fragrant.
            • Add the seasonings and mix. (If cooking with a skillet/pan, transfer the meat mixture to your slow cooker).
            • Combine broth, tomatoes and bell peppers; mix.
            • Cover the cooker with the lid and heat on low for 8 hours.
            • Remove the lid and stir the soup.
            • Transfer soup to bowl(s). Add shredded cheese and the desired amount of cooked rice (⅓-½ cup) on top of the soup for recomended presentation.

            Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve immediately.

              Enjoy!

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