Melting Chocolate in a Crock Pot

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Melting Chocolate in a Crock Pot

So, I have an unhealthy obsession with my crock pot.  Seriously, I use it ALL of the time.  When people aren’t looking {even when they are}, I talk to it–like an old reliable friend.  So when a friend {not the crock pot} told me I could melt chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, etc. in a crock pot, I nearly squealed with delight.  Nearly.

I don’t know about you, but with all of the holiday recipes around here, this is going to make my life soooo much easier.  Basically, all you need to do is fill chocolate chips,  almond bark, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips {and the list goes on} into mason jars.  I like to use the wide mouth pint sized because they are easy for dipping.

Melting Chocolate in a Crock Pot

Simply put the chocolate filled jars into the crock pot {you can put multiple jars in at the same time} then pour water in around the jars, until it is about half-way up the side of the jars.  Be careful NOT to get water INTO the jars.  It has disastrous consequences on the melting process.  Finally, turn the crock pot on high and LEAVE THE LID OFF, because again, you don’t want condensation dripping back into your jars.  Stir the contents of the jars every so often until they are completely melted.

That’s it.  Now you have melted whatever you need as you do your holiday recipes.  Genius, right?

~Mavis

Melting Chocolate in a Crock Pot

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  1. Would you keep it on warm or low possibly so that you could leave it in the crockpot while preparing things. I make all kinds of chocolat covered goodies at the holidays and keeping the chocolate “dippable” has been an issue.

    • Mavis Butterfield says:

      I kept this on low for quite a while and just gave it a stir when I was ready to dip. :)

      • Yeah. The chocolate mice I make are what I was most worried about, since they take the most time to assemble…I can’t wait. Of course this means I have to get a new crock pot (oh darn!…lol) since I am usually already using the one I have during the holidays.

  2. I never tried this. Brilliant!

  3. I love this idea….thanks!!! I love all of your tips and tricks, recipes, and of course garden stuff!!!

  4. Perfect timing for this post as I had leftover caramels from Halloween and wanted to melt them for dipping but wasn’t sure how to keep it in a melted state. I love my crockpot too, we got it for a wedding gift 26 years ago and it still works perfectly!

  5. Brilliant! Do you think you could let whatever’s left in the jar (ha ha, I know) solidfy, and then remelt it later?

  6. This did not work out correctly for me, I think my slow cooker on high is too hot.

    • Try putting just a bit of shortening in with it next time. I did this this past weekend to make chocolate mice and the chocolate stayed smooth the whole time. Also don’t forget to turn it down to low once it has melted.

  7. how long did it take to melt the chocolate? did you have to have the crock pot on for more than an hour to get it all to melt?

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