11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker
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If you love frosted cookies and Christmas cakes, slow-cooker holiday desserts may not seem like the best idea. I mean, if there’s any time to go all-out on fancy dessert, it’s the holidays. Decorating Christmas cookies, putting together a gingerbread house, and soaking fruitcake with rum are all super festive ways to spend an evening—not to mention, they tend to yield delicious results.

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That said, there comes a point—probably sometime in mid-December—when you can’t bear to roll out another ball of sugar cookie dough, or pipe another line of frosting. When that point hits, you’re going to want to have these slow-cooker holiday desserts bookmarked and ready to go.

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Whether you love rich chocolate cake or see yourself as more of a fruit crisp person, there’s something here for you. All of the recipes are guaranteed easy and delicious, and can be made ahead of time for stress-free holiday party prep.

So, what are you waiting for? Add one (or all) of these 11 slow-cooker holiday desserts to your December to-do list.

STYLECASTER |11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Chocolate Lava Cake

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Chocolate Lava Cake

A chocolate lava cake might make people happy any time of year—but it makes for a particularly perfect easy holiday dessert.

STYLECASTER |11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Gingerbread Pudding

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Gingerbread Pudding

Christmas pudding may be iffy, but gingerbread pudding is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. This one comes out perfectly textured, thanks to being gently slow-cooked.

STYLECASTER | 11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Fudge

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Pecan Christmas Fudge

Make a batch of pecan Christmas fudge for a post-dinner treat, or give it out as an easy, tasty, inexpensive hostess gift.

STYLECASTER | 11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

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Apple Crisp

Seize the end of apple season with this healthy-ish—but still absolutely sweet and yummy—apple crisp.

STYLECASTER | 11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Hot Fudge Turtle Brownies

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Hot Fudge Turtle Brownies

These hot fudge turtle brownies are so gooey they’re almost pudding!

STYLECASTER | 11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Bourbon Caramel Fudge

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Boozy Salted Caramel Fudge

Want an easy make-ahead option that will obviously pair well with after-dinner drinks? Boozy salted caramel fudge is the answer.

STYLECASTER | 11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Caramel Cake

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Caramel Cake

You really can’t go wrong with a sweet classic like caramel cake.

 

STYLECASTER |11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Apple Caramel Bread Pudding

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Apple-Walnut Bread Pudding

This apple-walnut bread pudding comes out super fancy, and is a great way to use up any days-old bread you have lying around.

STYLECASTER |11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Creme Brûlée

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Creme Brûlée

You’ll need a brûlée torch to finish off these beauties, but everything else about these simple, individual creme brûlée happens in the slow cooker.

STYLECASTER | 11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Coconut Cake

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4-Ingredient Coconut Cake

I don’t know if coconut cake is a part of your holiday tradition, but it’s definitely a part of mine.

STYLECASTER | 11 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make In a Slow Cooker | Cranberry Vanilla Pudding

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Cranberry and Vanilla Steamed Pudding

Finish on a lighter note with this cranberry and vanilla steamed pudding, which is perfectly dense and gets a bit of tang from the fruity topping.

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