Slow Cooker Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Slow Cooker Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

With simply 15 minutes of prep time these Slow Cooker Chocolate Raspberry Brownies are sure to please the most finicky eaters. These treats are fudgy, chewy and oh so chocolaty and with all the attributes of a great brownie! Also they are made in a slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

These chocolate brownies came to be purely by mishap and all because my gas oven refused to ignite but that’s a whole other story.

I had never before used my slow cooker in baking. I’ve always associated it with savory meals and never would have thought it could produce such a delightful treat.

A whole other chocolate recipe was lined up for Valentine’s Day on my blog. I sat there going stir crazy as to what I could possibly do…and then Ricardo saved the day! Ricardo si! With a sudden flashback of these slow cooker chocolate brownies with its crackly, crispy top, I zeroed in on just the exact Ricardo magazine which had graced these beauties on the front cover no less.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

You will find that these brownies are not on the cakey side but rather more dense in texture and will satisfy any chocolate cravings you may have. With crispy outer edges and soft fudgy middles, they are sure to please every palette. As an added bonus, prep time is fairly quick and easy and the slow cooker slowly and surely wins the race.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

For failproof slow cooker brownies, you will want to first start by preparing your slow cooker. Make sure to grease the inside with butter or margarine.

To prevent scorched edges and also facilitate the removal of the brownies, line the bottom of the slow cooker with parchment paper, over extending along the sides.

Slow cookers vary from one model to another therefore use the estimated cooking time as a guideline. I increased mine by 10 minutes.

Feel free to use any good quality dark chocolate of your choice. I used dark raspberry chocolate left over from these Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cheese Cookies.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

These brownies are rather lovely on their own but a scoop of ice-cream certainly makes them a little more indulgent!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Raspberry Brownies
 
These slow cooker chocolate raspberry brownies are fudgy, chewy and oh so chocolaty, with all the attributes of a great brownie!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 150 grams dark raspberry chocolate (or any dark chocolate of your choice)
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ walnuts, roasted and chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Use butter or margarine to butter the inside of your slow cooker.
  2. Cut out a piece of parchment paper large enough to line the bottom while extending up the sides of the slow cooker.
  3. Place the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Next, melt the butter and chocolate together on high while stirring at 30 second intervals.
  5. Once melted allow the chocolate and butter mixture to cool.
  6. When cooled whisk in the sugar.
  7. Next, whisk in the eggs, vanilla and the salt.
  8. Add the flour to the mixture and stir well for about 2 minutes.
  9. Stir in the chopped walnuts and pour the mixture into the prepared slow cooker.
  10. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on low heat for about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  11. Not all slow cookers are made equally and the cooking times can vary. I added 10 extra minutes to the cooking time.
  12. You will want to look for edges that are thoroughly cooked while the center is somewhat softer.
  13. When the brownies are ready, remove the inside container from the slow cooker and allow to cool for about 1 hour with the lid on.
  14. Once cooled run a rubber spatula around the brownies.
  15. For easy removal, hold on to the excess parchment paper and pull up then out onto a cutting board. (This is easier if brownies are completely cooled)
Notes
Adapted from Ricardo Magazine, Fall issue

34 Comments

  1. These are such moist and tasty looking brownies!
    I don’t own a slow cooker, but love the idea of using it for baking so much that I’m now contemplating on buying one. 🙂

  2. That’s too funny, because Loreto saw the exact same recipe on the Ricardo magazine while waiting for me at the doctor’s office. He asked me to do it, but we didn’t have the magazine (he left it at the doctor’s office 😉 ), and online we couldn’t find it. Now I can make them for him (the brownie lover 😉 )!

    • lol…the funny thing for me is if my oven would have functioned I probably would never have gotten around to trying these amazing brownies in my slow cooker! Pure serendipity for the both of us 🙂 I hope you get to try them soon, they’re a keeper for sure 🙂

  3. Interesting recipe and the brownies look great Marisa! I’ve only made cake once in my slow cooker… but tempted to try again now. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Wonderful Marisa! I can never resist a brownie and these look so good. How inventive to make them in a slow cooker.

  5. They look absolutely divine! Isn’t it interesting how a mishap forces you to be creative and allora, a new technique is born.

    • So true Paula and this has left me wondering if I would ever have gotten to try desserts in my slow cooker as I was always skeptical about it but am now a believer…thanks Bella 🙂

  6. I would have never thought to use a slow cooker to bake brownies. They look scrumptious Marissa!

  7. Brilliant!! So glad to find you Marisa. Your blog was like a lost treasure for me. Beautiful post amazing brownies. From you I need to learn some Italian cuisine and to fusion with Kerala food!!!

  8. When I saw the title, I wondered why you baked the brownies in a slow cooker. Then I read the post and it all made sense. I think using the slow cooker to bake treats is also smart if your oven is otherwise occupied with savoury dishes that take a long time to braise in the oven, for example.
    P.S. Love Ricardo! His recipes are always fab!

    • Hi Janice, with almost 2 weeks without a working oven I am truly thankful for my slow cooker! I am now definitely curious about trying other baked sweets in a slow cooker as these brownies came out just perfect! Love Ricardo too! Thanks so much for dropping by 🙂

  9. I saw these the other day in another forum. I have never made brownies in the slow cooker….and these sound totally delicious. I am printing the recipe…and will be making them to take to a friends place when we go for dinner. Thanks for the great recipe. They love brownies…and I know they will love these.

    • Hi Gloria, these brownies are certainly a crowd pleasing treat and part of their appeal is that they are made in a slow cooker! I’m so glad to have dusted off my slow cooker to make them. Thanks so much 🙂

  10. These look amazing! I don’t have a slow cooker but maybe it’s time to get one!

  11. Yum, these look so great!! I have never thought of using my slow cooker for baking or sweet things! I am going to try this asap!

    • Surprisingly enough I would probably never have gotten around to trying these slow cooker brownies if my oven had not stopped working! They are definitely a keeper.

  12. Breakfast for Dinner

    I have been too scared to try and making anything sweet in my slow cooker!! This looks like a no-fail recipe that I will be certain to try – Valentine’s Day dessert?!

  13. Holy moly … are these brownies ever awesome!! Whenever I visit Canada, I always pick up a copy of the Ricardo magazine. I love their website, too. They have great recipes. Thanks again for sharing another great recipe!!

    • When I decided to make these slow cooker brownies, I have to admit that I did have some trepidation but they won me over! They’re so easy to make and delicious. Thanks so much Rosa😊

  14. Sounds and looks delicious Marisa. I’ve never made any sweets in the slow cooker before.

  15. I would never have thought that you could bake in a slow cooker, especially desserts. Those brownies look good.