Cooktop Cove: Try these 7 amazing slow cooker snack recipes
By Emma Blecker
A fantastic snack can be the ultimate game-changer at any event—be it watching the game with a group of friends, a neighborhood barbecue, or a relaxed family gathering, having a fantastic recipe arsenal of amazing snacks is always a great idea. Whether you crave sweet, spicy, smoky, salty or all of the above, we know that these 7 amazing slow cooker snack recipes are sure to change the way that you think about snack time!
Packed with sweet and smoky notes, this outstanding recipe for Sweet Spicy Sausage from A Night Own Blog is the perfect snack to feast on during a game. These delicious morsels are best to serve with toothpicks, and can be kept warm in the slow cooker after they have finished cooking to perfection.
Jenny from A Night Owl Blog adds, “This recipe for slow cooker sweet spicy sausages is going to be your new favorite appetizer. It sure is mine! It is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and smoky and is sure to be a party favorite.”
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This is one of the most playful snack recipes that we’ve seen in a long time—and even more delicious that we first thought! This slow cooker recipe for Parmesan Ranch Oyster Crackers from Damn Delicious is the perfect munching food to add to a display, or to dive into during movie night. No matter how you choose to enjoy them, these savory crackers won’t last long once finished!
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Grilled buffalo wings might not always be possible, and even if they are, they certainly can take quite a bit of time to prepare. Luckily, you can still harness all of the mouth-watering flavors of spicy buffalo wings with this playful recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip from Gimme Some Oven. This delectable dip is sure to be the star of snack time, and is fantastic to serve with chips, carrots, or celery sticks.
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We could not be more excited about this amazing recipe for slow cooker Chex Mix from Gimme Some Oven. A brilliant snack to make for the little ones at the start of the week—you may not have thought to make this one before, but we assure you, you won’t forget it!
Ali says of her winning recipe, “And oh man, this stuff is as irresistible as ever.  It’s salty, crunchy, savory, and perfect for snacking.  (And snacking…and snacking some more.)”
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If you’ve never experienced the bliss of a fresh queso dip before—now is your chance! In its most basic form, queso dip is merely a sauce that incorporates melted cheese. In its most glorious form, such as in this amazing recipe for Chili’s Queso from Le Crème de la Crumb, it is lifted up by fabulous spices and warm, silky cheese to make for one of the best dipping sauces you’ve ever tasted! This recipe calls for velveeta cheese, but if you don’t have access to that, a nice mild cheddar would work nicely – just be sure to add a few extra tablespoons of milk.
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Five ingredients is really all it takes to produce these wonderfully named recipe for Little Smokies from Foodie Crush. Sausages, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and beer blend together harmoniously in your slow cooker, rendering tender sausage morsels that are ideal for snacking on all day long!
Heidi talks about all of the requests that she gets for her fantastic recipe, “I realized me and my friends might not be the only ones in need of a super simple, slow cooker game day appetizer.”
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This recipe for Honey Buffalo Meatballs from Carl’s Bad Cravings might be a little bit more extravagant than our usual recipes, but once you taste these heavenly snacks, you won’t question its place on our list!
After being bombarded by her friends and family for this delicious recipe, Jen finally shared it, and we couldn’t be more excited! She adds, the meatballs themselves are incredibly tender, juicy, and flavorful from an easy splash of spices.  The spices make the ingredient list seem somewhat lengthy, but they just take seconds to throw in and take these meatballs all the way to the end zone; smother them in Honey Buffalo Sauce and you have a touchdown.”
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