I was in charge of dessert tonight and thought I’d try something in the Crock Pot. So I went hunting for a Brownie Recipe for slow cookiers and came up with this delicious recipe from What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine. I actually goofed a little and thought the recipe said to cook on high, so my edges got a little overdone, but all was well with the middle, because we noticed the problem early enough. These brownies were delish! I also had some Neapolitan Ice Cream and thought I’d whip up some homemade Hot Fudge, to go along with it. You can get my hot fudge recipe HERE.
|Crock Pot Brownies||
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup unsweteded cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (but salted will work fine), chopped
- 8 oz unsweetened chocolate squares, chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup walnuts coarsely chopped (optional)
- 1 cup chocolate chips of any variety (I used White Chocolate Chips)
- parchment paper
- Spray a 5 qt Slow Cooker with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment paper to fit, and lightly spray the paper. This will make for easier cleanup and removal.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt (omit the salt if using salted butter).
- In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chopped butter and unsweetened chocolate in 30 second intervals. Stir after each interval, and continue until the chocolate is melted.
- Add sugar to the melted chocolate and stir to combine.
- Add eggs and flour mixture to your wet mixture. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips, just until moistened. Do not overmix.
- Carefully pour batter into your slow cooker and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Cover and cook on low for 3 1/2 hours. Then uncover and cook for 30 more minutes. Remove the crock/dish from the heating source and run a knife around the edge to loosen brownies from sides. Let cool at least 2 hours. I actually did not wait to cool because we were antsy, and it was just fine.
- Flip brownies out onto a cutting board. I found it was easiest to do this by placing a place on the top of the dish, and then flipping upside down. Carefully peel off the parchment paper and cut into squares.
You can cut into squares and&nbsp;frost or leave plain and add your favorite ice cream, whipped cream and hot fudge to the top.