Crockpot Brownie Pudding

Crockpot Brownie Pudding

Crockpot Brownie Pudding – If you are craving ooey, gooey chocolate brownies, this crockpot recipe is the one for you. Instant gratification is something I often have no power against. Too often I feel a little too much like Veruca Salt: “I want it and I want it NOW!” The lines between instant gratification and life are blurring – it’s almost too easy to just get what we want immediately.

And then there are recipes. That’s where my instant gratification gets me the worst. I see a recipe or think of an idea and I need to make it ASAP. Like, I’ll drop everything on my schedule and head to the kitchen. And while that’s not great for my to-do list, it is great for you. Why? Because this Slow Cooker Brownie Pudding is one of my impulse recipes that I had to make ASAP. And then I had to share it, in front of all the other recipes I was going to post. But you’re okay with that, right?

I didn’t want to use cake mix. I wanted to see if using brownie mix and chocolate pudding mix would work and create a slow cooker brownie pudding (aka Lava Brownie) recipe. And guess what? It worked fabulously. This Crockpot Brownie Pudding is gooey, chocolaty, rich, and so freaking fantastic YOU need to make it right this minute.

But you will have to wait for the slow cooker to do it’s magic. (Consider it a gift: I’m teaching you patience.)

Crockpot Brownie Pudding

Crockpot Brownie Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 box Brownie Mix (approximately 18 ounces, get the 9×13 pan size)
  • Eggs, water, and oil called for on the brownie mix box
  • 1 package (about 3.9 ounces) instant chocolate or chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk (regular or nonfat)
  • Ice cream or whipped cream for serving, optional

Directions

  1. Spray a 6-7 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare brownie mix as directed on the back of the box.
  3. Pour into prepared slow cooker.
  4. Whisk pudding mix and milk in a medium sized bowl until smooth.
  5. Pour carefully over the brownie mix in the crockpot.
  6. Cover the Crockpot with a paper towel and place the lid on top (to catch the condensation).
  7. Cook on HIGH 2-3 hours. It will probably take at least 2 1/2 hours, but start checking it after 2.
  8. Some of the pudding stays on the top and stays wet looking, so you cannot trust the toothpick test and it will stay somewhat jiggly until it’s done.
  9. Watch the edges – when they look somewhat dry and done, then the pudding is ready. Baking time will be different for every slow cooker, but after 3 hours on high it should be done. You don’t want to overcook it or the brownie (which is on the bottom) will be dry.
  10. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
  11. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

NOTES:

You can also make this with cake mix and any flavor pudding. I made this with sugar-free cake mix and sugar-free pudding and it also worked!

Thanks to Dorothy Kern for the great video and for the delicious Crockpot Brownie Pudding recipe.

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