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15 Best Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes

These set-it-and-forget-it treats allow you to quell your sweet tooth craving with next to no effort.
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As the fall approaches, there's never been a better time to whip out your slow cooker. And while you might have used it to make healthy slow cooker recipes for dinner, the Crock-Pot is great for making desserts, too. Once you've tried these slow cooker dessert recipes, you'll be wondering why you didn't start making them sooner.

These recipes are almost impossible to screw up or burn—that's the magic of the slow cooker. And for more dessert inspiration, check out these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.

Hot Fudge Cake with Peanut Butter Sauce

hot fudge cake with peanut butter sauce from slow cooker
Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

Let's be real: It's virtually impossible to resist any dessert that builds upon a decadent fudgy chocolate cake—especially when it's smothered in a creamy PB sauce. And just a heads up: Leftovers of this recipe will not exist. We repeat: They will not exist.

Get the recipe from Pinch Of Yum.

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Three-Ingredient Healthier Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate

Hot cocoa with marshmallows

Nothing makes a snowy winter day more bearable than a cup of warm, chocolatey goodness. A mug of this comforting drink is filled with antioxidant-rich cocoa (one of these 5 Healthiest Spices On The Planet) and sweetened with honey. Cheers to that!

Get the recipe from The Busy Baker.

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Gooey Slow Cooker Caramel Blondies

slow cooker caramel blondies
Courtesy of Taste and Tell

One word: caramel. That three-syllable gift to mankind is one that always leaves us super excited to whip out our own crockpots. These slow-cooked blondies are über rich and soft—especially once you've topped them with a blanket of ooey-gooey caramel sauce. Don't worry, we're drooling right there with you.

Get the recipe from Taste And Tell.

Slow Cooker Crispy Chocolate Almond Candy

slow cooker almond candy on baking sheet
Courtesy of Lauren Kelly Nutrition

These crispy candies do a lot less damage than their yummy title implies. They pack a perfect sweet and salty flavor as well as some satisfying crunch (thanks to the healthy fat-filled almonds)—all for less than 200 calories. Plus, they're vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and consist of only four guilt-free ingredients. It doesn't get much better than that!

Get the recipe from Lauren Kelly Nutrition.

Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Pudding Cake

slow cooker pudding cake in bowls with whipped cream
Courtesy of Beyond Frosting

Warm soup and steaming hot lattes make the nippy weather a bit more bearable—and so does this cozy, minty chocolate pudding cake. Not a fan of peppermint? You can easily swap the mint chocolate chips for butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, or even more chocolate chips. The options are endless.

Get the recipe from Beyond Frosting.

Slow Cooker Fudge

chocolate fudge cubes topped with flaky sea salt
Courtesy of Creme de la Crumb

Fudge isn't just for beachside tourist destinations! It's a surprisingly easy treat to make in your slow cooker, too—and it's perfect if you're looking for a nostalgic taste of summer.

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.

Crock-Pot Blueberry Crisp

crock pot blueberry crisp in bowl with spoon
Courtesy of Diethood

Is there any better fall dessert than a fruit crisp? This recipe uses your slow cooker to simmer blueberries to perfection.

Get the recipe from Diethood.

Slow Cooker Carrot Cake

slow cooker carrot cake topped with vanilla ice cream in bowl
Courtesy of Show Me the Yummy

Cake from a slow cooker? Yep, it's possible! This carrot cake just might become your new favorite dessert.

Get the recipe from Show Me the Yummy.

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

slow cooker rice pudding in bowl with cinnamon stick
Courtesy of Lil Luna

If you've never made rice pudding at home, this recipe makes it a dream. The ingredients are simple, but the result is divine.

Get the recipe from Lil' Luna.

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Dump Cake

slow cooker caramel apple dump cake with ice cream
Courtesy of Show Me the Yummy

A "dump cake" is what it sounds like—you add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and turn it on. That's it, and the result is to die for.

Get the recipe from Show Me the Yummy.

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce

slow cooker banana bread cake
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

"Banana bread cake" already had our attention, and the fact that you can make this dessert in a slow cooker is even better.

Get the recipe from Averie Cooks.

Slow Roasted Pear Crumble

slow roasted pear crumble in ramekin
Courtesy of My Whole Food Life

Don't let apples and berries get all the attention. Pears are delicious in crumble recipes, too! This slow cooker dessert will make your whole house smell like fall.

Get the recipe from My Whole Food Life.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls made in slow cooker
Courtesy of Sally's Baking Addiction.

Did you know that your slow cooker can be the key to gooey cinnamon rolls? Well, believe it! You'll never buy the refrigerated can of cinnamon rolls again.

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

Crock-Pot Lava Cake

slow cooker lava cake on plate with ice cream
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

You don't have to head to Chili's (or Domino's) to get a molten chocolate lava cake. Just whip up this easy recipe in your slow cooker!

Get the recipe from Averie Cooks.

Slow Cooker Classic Cheesecake

slow cooker cheesecake with berries
Courtesy of Inquiring Chef

Forget the springform pan. Your slow cooker is the key to perfectly creamy cheesecake.

Get the recipe from Inquiring Chef.

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