Slow Cooker Treats to Make for Santa
If there's one person you can't forget to make a festive, confectionery dessert for this year, it's the guy in the big red suit. After all of the travel, heavy lifting and hard work he'll be doing on Christmas Eve, Mr. Claus deserves a tasty treat paired with a tall glass of milk. Instead of the classic Christmas cookie, use your Crock-Pot 4-Quart Manual Slow Cooker to create one of these gourmet-style desserts to leave by the fireplace.
Red Velvet Cake
Treat Santa to a dessert that his whole team can enjoy this year. This decadent red velvet cake is not only rich and savory, but easy to prepare as well!
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- Water, oil and eggs called for on box of cake mix
- Cream cheese frosting.
Coat the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray or use a liner. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, water, oil and cake mix as called for on the back of the box. Once it is mixed well, pour the cake batter into your device. Set your slow cooker to high and cook for 45 minutes. With caution, remove the ceramic insert and rotate it 180 degrees. Cook on high for another 45 to 60 minutes. Allow the cake to cool before frosting it.
Nutty Turtle Pudding
You'll be hard-pressed to find a better, more nutty and gooey turtle pudding recipe than this one. Be sure to make an extra batch - Santa's not the only one who will want to enjoy this mouthwatering chocolate delight.
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
- 3/4 cup caramel topping
- 1 2/3 cups hot water
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped.
In a bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt three times. Then add in the vegetable shortening and blend until it becomes crumbly. Then, add in 1/2 cup of the sugar and the cocoa to the mixture. Blend in the milk and 1/2 cup of caramel until it is mixed well. Pour the entire mixture in your slow cooker and then pour hot water on top of that, without stirring. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar on top. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Allow the dessert to cool for 20 minutes before removing and drizzling the remaining caramel topping and pecans on top. Enjoy!