I didn’t anticipate just how many of you were intrigued by the easy crock pot brownies I made recently, so I’m fulfilling your request to share this easy crock pot brownie recipe!
I never knew you could make desserts in a crock pot, much less brownies, but my friend Matt said he had just made some amazing fudge coconut brownies (adapted from the Crockin Girls) and mentioned how easy and delicious they were. Not that I doubt his cooking abilities, but I figured if he could make crock pot brownies, anyone could 😉
So I bribed the kids by saying if they woke up right when their alarm went off for school, they could help me make the brownies in the morning (aka lick the spoon)…it worked!
We put them on at 7am and they were done by 10 (although, I think I could have stopped them about 15 minutes earlier).
Here is what I did:
Easy Crock Pot Brownie Recipe
*Box of brownie mix
*2-3 eggs (Depending on whether you want them cake-like or fudgy…we used 2)
*1 cup chocolate sauce (like Hershey’s)
*1 cup boiling water
1. Turn crock pot on High
2. Make brownie mix according to package directions
3. Grease Crock Pot (or I’m sure you could use a slow cooker liner)
4. Pour in brownie mix
5. Mix chocolate syrup & boiling water
6. Pour over brownie mix in crock pot
7. Cook on high for about 3 hours (or 2:45)
8. Let sit for at least 10 minutes with lid off before serving
Again, my friend said he added nuts & coconut, but I haven’t personally tried anything so fancy just yet.
I did learn a few things I wanted to pass on for people wanting to try this recipe themselves. Here is my synopsis:
Benefits to the Crock Pot Brownies
*Mix, pour, cook, eat…truly so easy!
*Very hard to overcook. I realize I said I let them go a little long above, but they were still the most MOIST brownies I’ve EVER had. I NEVER know when to pull brownies out of the oven. This took all the guess work out of the cooking process.
*Again, very moist and fudgy
Critiques of the Crock Pot Brownies
*The chocolate syrup mixture seemed to settle on one side a little more than the other, and the part I let drip on the side tasted burnt
*Harder to pick up and eat than a regular brownie…much better eaten warm with ice cream & a fork 😉 (Ok, I guess that’s more of a benefit than a critique!)
*My daughter said “I like regular boxed brownies better” – but she’s not much of a brownie/chocolate fan in the first place, so I wouldn’t listen to her. Every other child at dinner DEVOURED these (and the adults too!)
Have you ever tried to make desserts in the crock pot? If so, what’s your favorite?