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Slow Cooker Treats to Make for Santa

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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.

Decadent red velvet cake is sure to be a big hit with Mr. Claus this year.Decadent red velvet cake is sure to be a big hit with Mr. Claus this year.

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!

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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