iStock_cheesecakeLazy and working folk all over rave about their slow cookers. What’s not to love about tossing food in in the morning, and coming home to the tantalizing scents of a home-cooked dinner that no one slaved all day over? Well, this week take it one step further. Did you know your slow cooker can also be used to make dessert?! Yes, you read that right, dessert. Here are some of our favorite slow cooker dessert recipes from around the web. Warning: you will get hungry.

Crock-Pot Chocolate Lava Cake – Ooey, gooey, decadent and delicious – who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned lava cake? And one that practically cooks itself to boot? Yes, please!

S’more Fondue – What do you get when you combine chocolate and marshmallows in a slow cooker? Sweet treat magic, that’s what. Out comes a creamy fondue that you or your guests will love dipping graham crackers (or anything else you desire) into.

Apple Pie Coffee Cake – A scrumptious twist on your traditional coffee cake, and with the long and slow cook time, it’s bound to be the moistest one you’ve ever made.

Caramel Pear Pudding – Slightly fruity, sinfully rich thanks to the caramel, this is a dessert combo hit! Made in the slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours, this is a perfect one to toss in when guests are coming over. They’ll be begging for seconds, trust us.

Crustless Lemony Cheesecake – Something about the tartness of the lemon really complements the richness of this cheesecake. While some may claim that the crust is the best part, after tasting this practically effortless dessert, they’ll be singing another tune.

Crock Pot Peach Cobbler – Yum, yum, and more yum. That’s exactly what you’ll be saying once you’ve had a taste of this summer-perfect after dinner treat. Use fresh peaches for the ultimate in flavor.

Slow Cooker Coconut Rice Pudding – Looking for a slightly more exotic dessert option? Then check out this flavorful coconut laced version of the traditional rice pudding.

Bon apetit!

– Esther Carlstone

 

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