Oh, fancy seeing you here! With 4/20 just around the corner, it’s no surprise you’re on the hunt for the perfect treat to satisfy your impending munchies. Can I interest you in some slow-cooker stoner snacks for an unexpectedly gourmet take on all things tasty? As of now, 33 states have legalized medical marijuana, and 11 of those states have legalized recreational weed as well. Unfortunately for me, I don’t live in a state where it’s legal to celebrate 4/20 by getting stoned, but many of you may not be in that same boat, and that’s definitely something to celebrate!
If you’ve ever been stoned—in a state where it’s legal, obviously—you know the snack cravings that follow are very, very real. They come on quick, they’re relentless, and if you’re not prepared with some truly delicious sweet and savory treats, you might find yourself going to town on whatever’s in your pantry (plain crackers, jars of peanut butter, years-old pancake batter, etc.), only to find yourself totally unsatisfied afterward. Honestly, you deserve better! This year, get ahead of the inevitable snack feast by picking some delicious stoner snacks to whip up in your slow-cooker.
While you might normally think of your slow-cooker as useful only for hearty meals, it’s actually a kitchen essential for nailing the perfect munchies snack. Plus, you can whip up your food ahead of time, enjoy your smoke sesh, and come back to a warm, delicious treat without running the risk of burning the house down by turning on the stove or oven while you’re high.
Below, you’ll find options for every kind of craving, from sweet to savory to spicy. You’re so welcome.
1. Pizza Casserole
If you’re having a hard time choosing between pizza or pasta, this slow-cooker casserole is basically both.
2. Copycat Chili’s Queso
If you’re craving queso, but aren’t exactly up to going out in public, this slow-cooker Chili’s copycat queso is exactly what you need.
3. Caramel Corn
If you love Cracker Jacks, you’ll love this DIY slow-cooker caramel corn, to which you can add whatever nuts you like.
4. Mac & Cheese
Plan ahead and throw together this easy slow-cooker mac and cheese before you light up—your soon-to-be-stoned self will thank you.
5. Honey Buffalo Wings
Sweet, savory and spicy—slow-cooker Buffalo wings are every stoner’s dream.
6. Chocolate Peanut Clusters
It might be a challenge not to eat the entire batch of these slow-cooker chocolate peanut clusters, but that’s a pretty good problem to have.
7. Muddy Buddies
You might remember these muddy buddies (or, puppy chow) from childhood. Trust me, they hold up as an adult.
8. Cheesy Hamburger Dip
No need to hit up the drive thru when this slow-cooker cheesy hamburger dip will hit the spot.
9. Chocolate Lava Cake
I think of chocolate lava cake as a way to have your cake and eat cake batter, too.
10. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
If your cravings skew more breakfast-y, this slow-cooker chocolate banana bread is a must-try.
11. Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart Bread
Another great breakfast-y snack? Slow-cooker cinnamon roll pull-apart bread.
12. Garlic-Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread
Don’t bother waiting for garlic knots to get delivered. Make your own instead, and you can eat ’em fresh out of the crock pot.
13. Ranch Chex Mix
Sure, you can buy your own Chex Mix. But, wouldn’t it be more special to make it yourself—in the slow cooker, with RANCH?
14. Deep Dish Pizza
If you’re like me, slow-cooker pizza is the perfect choice in any situation.
15. Onion Garlic Pretzels
Why settle for plain salted pretzels, when a quick run in the slow-cooker can turn them into onion-garlic pretzels?
16. Chili Cheese Dip
There’s never a wrong time for slow-cooker chili cheese dip, am I right?
17. Giant Chocolate Chip & Raisin Cookie
Is there anything more exciting than a giant, deep-dish chocolate chip raisin cookie? (Maybe a giant, deep-dish chocolate chip cookie, sans raisins.)