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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

1 review

This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and a delightful excuse to open up a bar of chocolate—if you’re the type of person who needs an excuse! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

Beef Taco Chili

This is one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was voted Best Chili at our county's autumn harvest festival....


Butterscotch Fruit Dip

If you like the sweetness of butterscotch chips, you'll enjoy this warm rum-flavored fruit dip. I serve it with apple...


Mocha Mint Coffee

1 review

This doctored-up coffee benefits from hints of mint, cocoa and cinnamon. The marshmallows on top are a playful addition that...


Mom’s Hazelnut & Chocolate Bread Pudding

1 review

Mom combined her love of hazelnut spread and bread pudding into one delicious recipe. It's a fabulous make-ahead dessert for...

Easy Chocolate Clusters

2 reviews

You can use this simple recipe to make a big batch of chocolate candy without a lot of fuss. I've...


Molten Mocha Cake

7 reviews

When I first made my decadent slow-cooker chocolate cake, my husband's and daughter's expressions said it all. Now it's one...

Hot Cocoa for a Crowd

This is a simple, delicious and comforting hot cocoa with a hint of cinnamon. It has just the right amount...


Chocolate Peanut Drops

6 reviews

This is a recipe that I got from a friend, who got it from her sister, and between the three...


Chocolaty Peanut Clusters

27 reviews

I turn to my slow cooker to prepare these convenient chocolate treats. Making candies couldn't be any easier! —Pam Posey,...


Chocolate Bread Pudding with Raspberries

1 review

I love chocolate and I love berries, so I was thrilled to come across this recipe that combines the two....

Chocolate Pudding Cake

12 reviews

This rich, chocolate pudding cake is one of my favorites. I like to serve it warm with a scoop of...


Slow-Cooker Hot Fudge Cake

53 reviews

A cake baked in a slow cooker may seem unusual, but after-dinner smiles prove how tasty it is. Sometimes, for...


Salty-Sweet Peanut Treat

Who knew slow-cooking could transform chocolate, peanuts and pretzels? When the clusters are done, we tuck them into mini muffin...


Butterscotch-Pecan Bread Pudding

14 reviews

Bread pudding fans just might hoard this yummy butterscotch version. Toppings like whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle make this...


Chocolate-Raspberry Fondue

2 reviews

You don't need a fancy fondue pot to make this melt-in-your-mouth concoction. I serve the dip in my small slow...

Slow-Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

45 reviews

Everyone who tries this dessert falls in love with it. Using a slow cooker liner makes cleanup a breeze. —Latona...