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Easy Low Fat Crock Pot Dessert Recipes

Updated on March 8, 2011
Crock pot / Slow cooker
Crock pot / Slow cooker

Melty Chocolate Madness


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 small box fat-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups fat-free sour cream
  • 1 cup fat-free egg subsitute
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Whisk together dry chocolate cake mix and instant pudding mix. In separte bowl, mix together sour cream, egg substitute, water and oil. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into slow cooker and cook on low heat 4-5 hours.

Layered Chocolate-Raspberry Bread Pudding


  • 6 cups egg bread (challah, brioche, etc), cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 1 cup fat-free egg subsitute
  • 1/4 cup sugar or substitute
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Rinse and drain raspberries.  Spray interior of crock pot with nonstick cooking spray, or lightly grease.  Add half of the bread cubes, then sprinkle evenly with half of the chocolate chips and half of the raspberries.  Repeat layers.  In mixing bowl, combine milk, egg substitute, sugar and vanilla.  Pour over contents of crock pot, cover, and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until set.

Crockpot Cherry Cobbler


  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup reduced-fat biscuit baking mix
  • 2 Tbsp sugar or substitute
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup skim milk


Spray interior of slow cookers with nonstick spray, or lightly grease. Spoon cherry pie filling into crockpot and cook on high for half an hour. Whisk together dry ingredients, stir in milk until well combined. Spoon over cherry filling in crockpot and cook on low for an additional 2 to 3 hours.

Easy Peach Dump Cake


  • 1 bag sliced frozen peaches
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 box white cake mix

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


Toss peaches with cornstarch. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla (will be dry), and spread over peaches in the bottom of the crock pot. Sprinkle with cake mix, then drizzle with vegetable oil. Cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours on high.

Caramel-Apple Crisp


  • 4 cups sliced, tart apples
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar or substitute
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnnamon
  • 1/3-1/2 cup fat-free caramel syrup
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup flour

  • 2 Tbsp melted butter


Toss apples with cornstarch. Mix together sugar and cinnamon, then stir into apples. Spray the interior of crock pot, add apples, and drizzle with caramel syrup. Stir together flour, oats, and butter, pack on top of apples, and cook for 3 hours on high setting.


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      Debra Allen 6 years ago from West By God

      I just found this and will be using the blackberries we have and also the apples we also get from the local Farm Market. Thanks Maddie.

      P.S. can you tell them to PLEASE put the font for these comments back to a normal font size.

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Truthfully, I never thought about desserts in a crock pot. Good one! Voted-up/rated.

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      indy cindy 9 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      Crockpot desserts? What a marvelous idea! Thanks for providing some delightful suggestions.

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      lpearce 9 years ago from north carolina

      great hub!!!!!!

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      entertaininstyle 9 years ago from Southern California

      How interesting to cook all of these desserts in the crockpot! Thanks for the ideas!

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      lrowley 9 years ago from Columbus, Ohio USA

      Hi Maddie,

      I'm going to try out the Melty Chocolate Madness using vegan ingredients. Thanks for the great ideas!

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      terenceyap07 9 years ago from Singapore

      Dear Maddie,

      I am one of those men who like to cook and this is a very practical recipe, my friend. This is my first reading of your hubs and I can't help but wonder why I didn't do it sooner.


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      Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA

      @ jonaitis:

      I haven't tested these with applesauce... these are my reduced-fat versions of more calorie-laden recipes. I'm hesitant to say that that the applesauce-for-oil substitution will for sure work in a crockpot as well as it works in baking, but if you try it, do let me know, because I'd love to find out I was wrong. ;)

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      nachase 9 years ago from SF Bay Area California


      Substitutions are fine, but this is a rare treat, and all that butter and sugar will just plain make you smile. Moderation will provide the key to enjoying anything responsibly.

      My kids have chased me around the house for the last one of those Cinnammon Rolls!

      Respectfully, Nicholas

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      Eddie Perkins 9 years ago

      Thanks Maddie,

      Everything sounds delicious. So when do we need to get there? Wow I could eat myself silly! Well, I guess I don't have to eat to accomplish that. Thanks. Thumbs up. ~ eddie

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      jonaitis 9 years ago from San Francisco

      These sound delicious--can you substitute applesauce for the oil? I do that when I make cakes from mixes and they turn out great and are a bit healthier.

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      Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Wow, Nicholas, those all sound great! Thanks for sharing them. The first one, you could substitute fat-free, sugar-free chocolate pudding and fat-free, sugar-free coolwhip to bring down the calories. The cinnamon rolls... whew... I got nothing! ;)

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      Nicholas Chase 9 years ago

      Hi Maddie,

      I remember three rich desserts from my early youth.

      1. Refrigerator Dessert # 1

      Ingredients: Ladyfingers, Chocolate Pudding, Sweet Whipped cream.

      Directions: Layer each ingredient one after the other and repeat, in a large salad bowl about 7 to 10 layers total or until bowl is full. Top off with Sweet Whipped Cream.

      Refrigerate overnight covered in Saran wrap or clear plastic wrap. Serve!

      2. Refrigerator Dessert # 2

      Ingredients and Directions: Thin chocolate wafers, coated on each side with whipped cream, and set into a bread pan flat sides together in a row with whipped cream between each wafer, and coat the entire roll of wafers with whipped cream and place in refrigerator ovenight. Serve!

      3. Cinnamon Rolls. Buy the three-loaf pack of Bridgeford Frozen Bread dough.

      Thaw as many loaves as you want. Thaw each loaf by placing on a dinner plate dusted with flour to avoid sticking as it warms on your kitchen counter for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

      Flour generously each loaf, and roll the loaf with a wooden kitchen roller and flour all surfaces generously to avoid sticking, roll dough to a thicknness of 1/8-inch.

      Melt 1/4 pound of real butter, and spread evenly over the dough, spread 1 to 1-1/2 cup of white granulated sugar evenly over the buttered dough, and dust with as much cinnammon as you need to cover the sugar with a nice even layer of cinnammon. Roll dough into a circle from the wide side to the other wide side, about 4 four layers when rolled up.

      Cut dough across the roll, to form a 1-1/2-inch tall roll. Pour an entire bottle of Karo Corn Syrup, (the clear kind), into a square glass baking dish. Place the sliced rolls into the syrup and arrange snugly to fill the pan.

      OPTION: If you want you can allow the rolls to rise a bit before you bake, or not.

      Bake at 325-degrees for 20~25 mnutes or whatever your oven requires, until tops are nicely browned and bottom is gooey and sticky. Carefully remove from oven, ( hot syrup can burn severely ) and allow to cool for at least 15~20 minutes. Serve with your favorite cold or warm beverage. Definitely a treat for breakfast or after dinner. You can reheat for 15 seconds in the mcrowave for next day's consumption. Enjoy!

      Respectfully, Nicholas

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      nymesis 9 years ago

      Wow. These look good!

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      alexd181 9 years ago

      Thanks Maddie :)

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      KT pdx 9 years ago from Vancouver, WA, USA

      Wow! I'm going to have to try some of these; they sound wonderful!

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      NYLady 9 years ago from White Plains, NY

      OK -- there goes my diet. I'm going to try a couple of these, especially the caramel-apple crisp since apples are in season right now. Fun hub with some yummy recipes.