It seems like there’s truly no end to the number of uses a good slow cooker can have. Whether you’re trying to make a chili-style dinner, some sort of quick baked good or even a creamy soup, slow cookers can take most of the extra work out of the process for you. Still, although they’ve definitely proven themselves useful for the savory dishes, what happens when it’s time for dessert?
Fortunately, slow cookers can even come in handy in these instances as well. Although you may have seen past recipes for pudding or even pie-like dishes, we doubt you’ve ever tried anything like what we’re doing today. That’s right, we’re making a melted candy fondue pot out of your favorite grocery store candy bars. This recipe couldn’t be easier to make and has plenty of variety for whatever your favorite flavor happens to be. Best of all? It’s incredibly cheap to make as well. So let’s get started.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5 caramel nougat bars (like Milky Ways), chopped
- 4 dark chocolate bars, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- pretzel sticks
- fresh strawberries
- banana slices
- vanilla wafer cookies
- brownie bites
- pound cake cubes
Here’s what you do:
1. First, open up all your candy bars and chop them up into little pieces. Once you’ve got them all chunked up, throw them in the slow cooker along with your heavy cream and vanilla. Stir everything up well to combine.
2. When your ingredients are set, cover up the slow cooker and set it to cook on low for an hour. Be sure to open the pot up and stir all the ingredients together periodically so that everything mixes evenly.
3. With the fondue melted, that’s really all there is to it! After that, set your slow cooker on warm and keep the melted candy inside it. To finish off the dessert, get some fondue forks and a bunch of dippable snacks and serve to any party guests you may have! If your slow cooker doesn’t have a low setting, simply turn it off and turn it back on low if the candy sauce starts to harden up again.
As you can see, this recipe is about as easy as it gets. Although the recipe above uses nougat and dark chocolate bars, whatever you put into the slow cooker is ultimately up to you. For another fun variant on this, try throwing a bunch of Reese’s peanut butter cups into the mix. To make the recipe a little bit fancier, try buying a handful of Toblerone bars with a filling of your choice. If you’d like a fruitier variety, you could use the cherry-filled kind. On the other hand, you could use caramel or vanilla flavors for a creamier and more even-keeled flavor.
Above all, have fun with this recipe and experiment both with the fondue fillings and with the dipping ingredients. Serve this up at your next backyard party and let us know how it goes!
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Source: Cooktop Cove