Let’s talk about dessert. You probably know that I have a huge sweet tooth, and I absolutely love having something delicious to sit down with at the end of the day. Bonus points if it includes ice cream! You also probably know by now how much I love my slow cooker. Did you know that there are dozens of sweet decadent slow cooker desserts too?
I took my love of slow cookers and my love of desserts and decided to take slow cooking to a sweeter place than tacos and soups. Once I tried making dessert in the slow cooker, I was hooked. Now I’m always looking for ways to convert favorites into slow cooker desserts that I can whip up without turning my oven on at all.
I love making cobblers and crips in the slow cooker because they are super easy desserts by nature, and I like easy! You can add a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream, and it is the perfect summer treat. But there’s more to slow cooker desserts than cobblers. You can make cakes and it makes even something fancy like cheesecake in it too. There are literally so many sweets you can make in the slow cooker–and I’m excited to keep trying more things and finding new favorite treats to make in the slow cooker!
In the mean time, these are some of my favorite slow cooker sweets. If you’ve made dessert in the slow cooker, I’d love to hear what your favorites are!
11 Slow Cooker Desserts
*pictures from other blogs are noted with their watermark and may cause a bit of drooling
Based on a bread pudding served at ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World, this Bananas Foster Bread Pudding is a big hit at our house!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake is such a classic made easier with the help of your trusty slow cooker.
Blueberry Crisp is always a favorite with the sweetness of blueberries and it’s crisy topping and a side of vanilla ice cream. This recipe was adapted from the book Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist and it’s absolutely yummy!
Salted Caramel Cobbler! For those rare days when you want dessert but it doesn’t have to include chocolate. You’re welcome!
This Chocolate Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust and Nut Topping is smooth and rich and oh-so-very chocolatey. The pretzel crust adds a bit of salty to the sweet chocolate and the nut topping brings a little crunch to the creamy. If you’ve never tried a cheesecake in the slow cooker, here’s proof that it’s worth it!
This Apricot Crisp is a six-ingredient cobbler that starts with a few cans of apricots, or your favorite fruit and helps end your day on the sweetest of notes.
There’s a reason chocolate covered cherries have been popular for years, they’re a delicious combination of the tartness of cherries with the sweetness of chocolate. These Brownies and Cherries are based on that same delightful combination and make enough for a crowd, unlike a little box of chocolate covered cherries!
This Salted Caramel Apple Cake is a delightful blend of sweet and salty that’s definitely company-worthy.
What happens when you combine caramel and apples and crispy topping in a slow cooker? Well then you have Apple Caramel Crisp and everyone knows that calls for a hearty scoop of vanilla ice cream! Yes, please!
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce may have some of those classic fall ingredients but, trust me, it’s perfectly delightful in any season!
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake from Skinny Ms is the best of both worlds – healthy and decadent!
Triple Chocolate Brownies are 3 times the chocolate from Martha Stewart, and everybody knows that is a good thing!
How fun is this Rocky Road Chocolate Fondue from Six Sisters Stuff for a gathering of friends and family?
This Chocolate Tapioca Pudding from Simple Nourished Living blends the richness of chocolate with the comfort level of tapioca pudding for a fabulous dessert!
The picture alone of this Triple Chocolate Pudding Cake from Deborah at Taste and Tell, is a hint at how yummy it is. Especially when you can fix it in the slow cooker!
Combine a few pantry staples, put it in the slow cooker and a few hours later…ta da! You have a Chocolate Cobbler with fudgy sauce that pretty much begs for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
And then there’s this Sweet Heat Chex Mix for those “on-the-go” sweet treats that we all need from time to time!
So cool. Never thought to use slow cooker for desserts. Can’t wait to try these.