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 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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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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Delightfully sweet and tart, strawberry rhubarb crisp is a lovely addition to any springtime meal. It's a snap to put together in the slow cooker, with a mouthwatering mixture of diced fruit, oats, spices, brown sugar, and butter. Enjoy this crock pot strawberry rhubarb crisp served warm with whipped cream or ice cream on top.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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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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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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Looking for a classic baked dessert that reminds you of the good old days? Try a comforting banana raisin bread pudding like the one grandma used to make it. It calls for a modern twist though, using a slow cooker to make the cooking easier. This slow cooker banana raisin bread pudding a great dessert for cold winter days.
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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.