Are you looking for a warm festive drink  for the holidays? Whether you are grabbing a mug to snuggle up by the fire or serving up a ladle or two at your next Christmas party, this Easy Cinnamon Cider Recipe is sure to be a hit!

easy crockpot cider

This recipe can be found in Gooseberry Patch’s new  Hometown Christmas Cookbook. (Psst… have you entered to win a copy?)

You won’t believe how incredibly easy this recipe is…

It is two ingredients and perfect fun for the kids when it is cold outside.

Easy Cinnamon Cider

Grab a gallon of apple cider from your local grocery store. We just got a cheap bottle from the juice aisle.

And then grab a couple boxes of Red Hots.

Don’t worry, the resulting drink- while a beautiful red– isn’t too “hot”. The cinnamon heat is pretty subtle while being incredibly tasty!

Then before the kiddos go out to play in the snow, tell them you are going to make magic cider.

easy crockpot cider

Pour your cider into your slow cooker (I used my newest one.) and let them dump in 1 cup of  Red Hots.

Cook on High for 2 hours.

And when they come in from playing hard, the Red Hots will be gone, but a yummy warm drink will be ready and waiting!

Easy Cinnamon Cider

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Yield: 12

Easy Cinnamon Cider

Super easy hot cider recipe from Gooseberry Patch's new Hometown Christmas.


  • 1 Gallon Apple Cider
  • 1 Cup Red Hot Candies


  1. Pour cider in slow cooker.
  2. Add red hots.
  3. Cook on high for 2 hours.
  4. Serve warm.
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