Place Jars Of Chocolate Chips In A Slow Cooker For A Decadent Dessert

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

With New Year’s right around the corner and plenty of holiday cheer still hanging in the air, it’s the perfect time for a fancy party. After all, we’re coming up on the cold, dark stretch of winter, so you might as well give yourself (and your friends and family) a treat!

Of course, nothing says fancy quite like some dippable treats that take a cue from that party classic, fondue. But where fondue requires special pots and can get complicated, this indulgent dip is super-easy to make and to clean up. If you’re hosting a party, you know that the cleanup is just as important as the setup!

It also makes a great and casual dessert spread, as guests can choose their own items to dip. For this dessert, we chose to go with chocolate sauce, because let’s face it, chocolate goes with pretty much everything: from sweet marshmallows to tart berries, and even salty tortilla chips.

And all you need to make this? A slow cooker and some clean jars. Here’s how to do it, and check out the video below to see how we made ours.


  • Slow cooker
  • Water
  • Small, clean jars with wide mouths (jam jars work well)
  • Chocolate chips (milk, dark, white, and butterscotch chips all work perfectly)
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Foods for dipping (fruit, marshmallows, pretzels, or whatever you can think of!)


  1. Fill slow cooker with enough water to cover the jars about halfway up.
  2. Fill half the jars with chocolate chips.
  3. Place jars in the water.
  4. Let melt on low heat for about 30 minutes. Keep an eye on them and stir occasionally.
  5. Turn off the cooker, but leave the jars in the water to keep them warm.
  6. Serve with dipping foods. Use the skewers to dip and enjoy!

Watch the video below to see how it’s done, and SHARE this great party idea with anyone who loves to try something different —  and without any hassle!

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