23 Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

23 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.

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 recipes bookmarked and ready to go.

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 slow-cooker holiday desserts to your December to-do list.

STYLECASTER | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Mostly Homemade Mom.

Eggnog Hot Chocolate

The only way to make this eggnog hot chocolate better is to add a generous pour of whiskey.

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

Baking Queen 74.

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 | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Sticky Toffee Pudding

Away From The Box.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

If sticky toffee pudding isn’t already a holiday tradition in your household, now is a great time to start that up.

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

You Baby Me Mummy.

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

Baking Queen 74.

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

Crazy for Crust.

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

The Gunny Sack.

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 | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Bailey's Hot Chocolate

Taming Twins.

Bailey’s Hot Chocolate

This extra chocolatey hot chocolate makes a great nightcap, but it also works mid-afternoon.

STYLECASTER | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Snowman Poop

Crockpot Ladies.

Snowman Poop

What’s snowman poop? It’s a little like puppy chow, but made with Cheerios, almond bark, and cake mix.

STYLECASTER | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Candied Cinnamon Pecans

Dinner Then Dessert.

Candied Cinnamon Pecans

It’s up to you whether to designate these sweet, spiced pecans as dessert or a snack.

STYLECASTER | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate

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Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate

Candy canes are fun to eat, but they’re even more fun to drink! Melt them into this slow-cooker hot chocolate, and you have a real winner on your hands.

STYLECASTER | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Peanut Clusters

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Peanut Clusters

These little peanut clusters are the perfect addition to a dessert table full of cakes and pies.

 

 

STYLECASTER | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Christmas Cake

Baking Queen 74.

Christmas Cake

Love it or hate it, Christmas cake is steeped in tradition. Now, you can make one in the slow-cooker.

STYLECASTER | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Christmas Candy

Dinner at the Zoo.

Christmas Candy

These Christmas candy peanut clusters are made with two kinds of chocolate, and decorated with a healthy amount of holiday sprinkles.

STYLECASTER | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Crockpot Turtles

The Slow-Roasted Italian.

Pecan Turtles

These pecan turtles are a snackable addition to your dessert table. They also make great DIY gifts.

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

Dessert For Two.

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

Willow Bird Baking.

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 | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Salty-Sweet Candy

Real Housemoms.

Salty-Sweet Candy

Peanuts and pretzels give this Christmas candy a salty kick.

STYLECASTER | Impressive Holiday Desserts You Can Make in a Slow Cooker | Baked Apples

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Baked Apples

A buttery, sugar-filled oat topping turns baked apples into a full-on holiday treat.

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

Baking Queen 74.

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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