Candy-making may sound like a completely time-consuming and daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. All you need is a good old-fashioned slow cooker and a few simple ingredients — seriously! And we’ve found 12 popular slow-cooker candy recipes on Pinterest that not only require a handful of ingredients, but recipes that also take very minimal effort, making them great last-minute treats.
In this recipe roundup, you’ll find everything from snowman poop (don’t let this name fool you; it’s actually a genius sweet treat the kids will love) to sweet-and-salty clusters and delicious variations of chocolate bark. And once you learn how to make chocolate bark in the slow cooker once, the options are truly endless. Want a Reese’s-flavored bark? Toss in a handful of cups. Want a Cadbury Creme Egg chocolate bark to serve at your upcoming Easter get-together? Food bloggers Taming Twins has just the recipe for you.
Ahead, take a look at the best, most popular slow-cooker candy recipes out there right now.
A version of this article was originally published April 2016.