Simple recipe to make hot chocolate in your slow cooker. This one is cake batter and white chocolate, and the rim is lined with confetti. Super cute for parties!
Okay so this is seriously adorable right.
Wickedly cute even.
I can’t help myself.
I like cute food and I cannot lie.
I mean it’s a serious addiction at this point. As is hot chocolate. I find myself coming up with any excuse to make it.
Same goes for mason jars. If I can find an excuse to put something in a mason jar my world becomes a happier place. I have a serious mason jar problem. I think I have about 300 of them at this point. Crazy, right?
Going for help is not an option. I have no plans to give up my mason jar fetish or my hot chocolate obsession. In fact I say let’s have more of both.
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- 8 cups milk (my personal preference for hot chocolate is 2%)
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 8 ounces of good quality white chocolate
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup dry cake mix
- ¼ heavy cream
- ¼ cup corn syrup or honey
- Dash salt (it brings out the sweetness of the other ingredients)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
- ¼ cup confetti sprinkles
- Add your initial ingredients to the crock pot. Turn on high and cook uncovered to melt the chocolate. This should take about 20 to 30 minutes. Stir every 5 to 10 minutes. Once the chocolate is melted turn the crock pot down to low. Allow to simmer for about 1 to 1 ½ hours. If your crock pot is small, or the heat is hard to control on it leave the mixture uncovered while it cooks. Mine provides even heating so I’m able to leave my lid on. Make sure you check in on it every 30 minutes or so, and give it a stir.
- About 30 minutes before it’s done add the final ingredients and mix well. Leave uncovered and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes.
- In the meantime you can line your cups with confetti by rubbing the rims with corn syrup then dunking the edge of the cups in confetti sprinkles.
- Also make your whipped cream at this time. In a stand mixer combine the heavy cream and sugar, whisk on low to start, then increase to high until it’s fluffy. You can either spoon it on or transfer to a piping bag. Keep cold until needed.
- Once the hot chocolate is ready you can pour into confetti rimmed cups, add whipping cream to the top and garnish with more confetti.
- Serve with a big old hot chocolate loving smile!
You will love this stuff. It’s made in your slow cooker so you won’t risk burning the chocolate. Slow cookers are amazing for making things like this. I wanted to think outside the box to make something simple that can simmer while I’m busy putzing at the barn in the freezing cold. Then when I get home from the barn I have hot chocolate to warm up with. Brilliant, right.
I love slow cookers for chocolate recipes, things like hot chocolate work beautifully in there. You don’t risk burning the chocolate which is a nice thing for newer cooks. You can also melt chocolate in your slow cooker. Did you know that? You just fill it partway with water, then put your chocolate pieces in a glass mason jar and set those inside the slow cooker in the water. It’s like a chocolate water bath. It’s fool-proof if you want to have chocolate at a party but don’t want to fuss over it. I know right, there’s a little nugget for you. Hot chocolate and learning. You scored big today people.
Let me know what you think of it if you try it out. We’ve had it multiple times now. It’s really good topped with whipping cream, which uses real cream. Perfection if you ask me. I keep a carton in my fridge at all times. For when I have a whipping cream emergency. Which I have to say is actually pretty often.
If you’re feeling wild and crazy add some food colouring to the whipping cream. You can also add sprinkles inside or even koolaid to give it whatever taste you like. It’s also really good if you mix a tiny amount of dry cake mix in it. That way the whipped cream tastes like cake. I know right. I just blew your mind again. It’s the little things in life. Like whipping cream and hot chocolate. And dry cake mixes.
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Feel free to poke around my recipe index for more inspiration. You can find everything from beverages, to pasta, to desserts. You can also follow me on Pinterest for lots of inspiration. I even have a hot chocolate board you can follow for more great ideas.
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