In case you missed it, the Instant Pot is everything. It’s everything in that it cooks nearly everything, taking over the roles of a dozen different tools. It’s also everything in that all other kitchen appliances have seemingly faded into the background since its arrival on the scene. This multi-tool serves as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice/porridge cooker, cake maker, yogurt maker, sauté/searing pan, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer. In other words, the kitchen gods have spoken, and they say your kitchen needs an Instant Pot—add one to your Zola registry, like, yesterday.
With Halloween right around the corner, we wondered if the Wonder Woman of kitchen appliances could also help us out in the holiday cooking department. The answer? But of course. Keep working on that clever homemade costume and your spooky AF decorations—the Instant Pot’s here to help you whip up these six delicious Halloween treats (links in headers) with practically zero time or effort. Now that’s some serious trickery. Mwahahaha…..
Fudgy brownies topped with a cream cheese spiderweb…sounds terrible. Make double.
Impress your friends with this Instant Pot cheesecake that calls for real vanilla beans, dulce de leche frosting, and a chocolate ganache spider web. (Don’t worry, your food processor and the Instant Pot do most of the work for you.)
As if mac ‘n cheese could get any better. Improve everyone’s favorite comfort food with a dose of healthy, super-tasty pumpkin. Since the Instant Pot pulls this together in about 30 minutes, it’s perfect for the night of trick-or-treating when dinner needs to be fast, warm, and filling.
Guys, this classic fall dessert can be made in the Instant Pot in 8 minutes. 8. MINUTES. What are you doing with your life if you’re not making this?
Who says Halloween treats have to happen in the evening? Cook up some healthy steel-cut oats in the Instant Pot, flavored with autumnal pumpkin, maple syrup, and dried cranberries, and fuel up for a day full of frights (and a boatload of sugar).
Sure, you could buy jugs of apple cider from the grocery store and heat them up on your stovetop. But making apple cider from scratch—when it’s this simple in the Instant Pot—is much more satisfying. A mugful of this cider will help shake off that late October chill (especially if your costume provides, um, less-than-full-body coverage).