21 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in Your Slow-Cooker

Beyond just soups and stews, try making these delicious snacks, treats, and meals at home in your slow-cooker
Granted, it's not a fast process, but using a slow-cooker is nearly foolproof, and it keeps your hands free to do whatever else you need to do.

Granted, it's not a fast process, but using a slow-cooker is nearly foolproof, and it keeps your hands free to do whatever else you need to do.

If you think your beloved and trusty slow-cooker is only good for slow braising meats and simmering soups and stews while you’re at work, you are sorely mistaken.

In fact, a variety of foods can be made low and slow in your favorite kitchen appliance. Everything from candy to cakes to buffalo wings — slow-cookers can do it all. Granted, it's not a fast process, but using a slow-cooker is nearly foolproof, and it keeps your hands free to do whatever else you need to do.  

The slow-cooker is especially handy during the holiday season; it makes it easy to serve a group of people, and it frees up oven and stovetop space for other cooking and baking needs. Another plus is that electricity is cheaper that gas — so using a slow-cooker is a bonafide win all around.

If you're not convinced yet, scroll through the following collection of recipes, guaranteed to inspire you to break out your slow-cooker more often.

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