If you’re the proud owner of a crock pot or slow cooker, then you’re definitely no stranger to just how helpful it can be on a busy day when you want a warm cooked meal but you have to be out at work and other obligations. We’re always making ourselves delicious savoury dishes in ours, but sometimes we find ourselves lamenting that we don’t have time to do more baking and homemade dessert making alongside our cooking. That thought lead us to looking up about as many mouthwatering sweet dishes that can be made in slow cookers too! It had never occurred to us that crock pots could be used to make desserts but, the moment we had the thought, we were hooked on the idea.
Just in case you love the idea of making awesome slow cooker desserts just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best and most unique ideas, flavour combinations, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Crock pot peanut butter cup cake
Peanut butter lovers rejoice, the very first delicious recipe we found for crock pot desserts and simply couldn’t pass up is one for you! This tutorial from Cookies & Cupcakes walks you step by step through the process of making a delicious crock pot Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cake that tastes particularly great topped with ice cream, mini cups, and chocolate sauce!
2. Tropical bananas foster
If you’re going to make a whole dessert for your family in the crock pot or slow cooker, would you rather make something they haven’t likely had recently? Perhaps you’re looking for a more fruit based dessert because it’s finally springtime! In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how My Recipes used their crock pot to make this tropical bananas foster topped with ice cream and sweet fruit.
3. Slow cooker fudgy S’more cake
Were you very intrigued indeed by the idea of of making an entire cake in your slow cooker, particularly if it’s a chocolate cake, but you’re just not sure that peanut butter is really what your family likes best? Then take a look at this delicious recipe from Betty Crocker instead! They show you how to make a fantastic fudgy S’more cake with that they topped with yummy graham crackers and a bit of marshmallow drizzle.
4. Slow cooker spiced pear bread pudding
Rather than making something rich and chocolatey or quite as sweet in the fruit department as you saw before, would you rather make a fruit based dessert that has a slightly more spiced taste, since that’s your favourite kind? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Snappy Gourmet used their slow cooker to make this fantastic spiced pear bread pudding.