6 Easy Slow Cooker Desserts

Your slow cooker really can do it all

Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

The Spruce

Yes, you can use a slow cooker to make dessert! The crockpot makes baking a little easier on the home cook and it's especially convenient when your oven is busy. You can assemble ingredients in the slow cooker, set it, and come back hours later to a delicious, homemade treat. From luscious cakes to bread puddings to fruit crisps and more, these easy slow cooker sweets are sure to become some of your favorite home baking recipes.

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    Crock Pot Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

    Crock pot caramel sticky buns recipe

    ​The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Crock pot caramel pecan sticky buns make a classic, comforting dessert, or a special holiday breakfast. Store-bought biscuit dough is another time-saving secret—the rolls are coated with butter, spiced brown sugar, and nuts, then "baked" to perfection in the slow cooker.

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    Slow Cooker Peach Dump Cake

    Crock Pot Peach Dump Cake

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    What's not to adore about a slow cooker peach dump cake? You toss all the ingredients—including packaged cake mix—straight into your crockpot and a few hours later, you'll be ready to serve a nearly effortless treat. Frozen peaches work well in this recipe, making it a great way to savor a bit of summer any time of year.

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    Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

    Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

    The Spruce

    This easy creamy slow cooker rice pudding is so simple to throw together, you can even get your kids to do it by themselves. The combination of vanilla and cinnamon give this creamy treat a warm and homey flavor that dinner guests of all ages will love.

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    Crockpot Chocolate Fondue

    Chocolate Fondue
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    Luxurious crockpot chocolate fondue is much easier to make than you think, especially if you have access to a slow cooker. Three types of chocolate combine with sugar, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract in this six-ingredient recipe. Earn rave reviews from your guests when you serve the rich fondue with marshmallows, fresh fruit, donut holes, and other treats for dipping.

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    Slow Cooker Fruit Compote With Cinnamon

    Warm Slow Cooker Fruit Compote

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    One batch of this slow cooker fruit compote with cinnamon can go a long way. While you can dig right into it as a simple breakfast, why not enjoy it with a whipped topping, some toasted nuts, and coconut for a tasty dessert? This recipe is made with peaches, cherries, pears, and apricots, but includes suggestions for variations for other fruits.

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    Crock Pot Caramel Apples

    caramel apples

    Diana Rattray

    For a batch of these three-ingredient caramel apples, all you have to do is melt store-bought caramels in the crockpot to create a dipping sauce for apples. The crock pot caramel apples recipe includes tips and ideas for crunchy coatings that will take your fall treats to the next level of flavor and fun.