Melting chocolate is a necessity for many holiday baking endeavors. And whether you’re using the microwave method or the double boiler method, it can be difficult to get your chocolate to the correct consistency. But thanks to the The Yummy Life, we found a no-fuss way that will soon become your favorite method.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Put the chips that you’re going to melt (chocolate chips, other flavored baking chips or other melting chocolate bars) into heat tolerant bowls or jars that will fit in the slow cooker. Mason jars work really well for this.
  2. Add hot water to the slow cooker about half way up the sides of the jars. Make sure that you don’t get any water into the jars/bowls as water will make the melted chocolate seize and thicken.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on high but don’t cover it. After 30 minutes, stir the chips. If not completely melted, continue to heat until all of the chips melt as your stir.
  4. Once all melted, turn your crock pot onto the low or warm setting. You chocolate is all ready for dipping, drizzling and/or pouring. And best of all, it should keep its thin consistency for at least 2-3 hours!