Donna’s Brownies

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Donna’s brownies are a delicious alternative to the traditional baked goods.  You will choose the crock over the box any day after tasting these moist and delicious brownies. Made with cocoa, butter, nuts, eggs, and vanilla these treats will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 Cup Oleo, melted
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Cup nuts, chopped (Nicole prefers pecans)

Directions

  1. Step One

    Mix together all dry ingredients, except for nuts.

  2. Step Two

    Melt oleo and add to the dry ingredients; mix well.

  3. Step Three

    Add in eggs and vanilla and then nuts.

  4. Step Four

    Spray crock with cooking spray and spread in slow-cooker.

  5. Step Five

    Cook on HIGH for 2 ½ to 3 hours.

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  1. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Thanks for sharing, Susan! The GE is the only slow cooker we use for desserts because it cooks so evenly, and the nonstick crock assures no leftovers will be sticking to the sides! Stay cool, girl!

  2. Susan M.

    Givin it A 5 rating. Just made my first batch. Came out perfect in 2 1/2 hrs. Moist, and chewy. Gave the first one to my 14 yr old son:) I got a thumbs up, and a “Mom I love your crock pot !”.No more boxed brownies for my kids. I did get another crock for my B-day in Sept., I’m using the GE. It’s a great Crock Pot cooks so nice and even. It is a breeze to clean, and super light.This is my first attempt at a dessert in the crock pot. Thanks girls! I live in Florida and always looking to keep my kitchen cool.

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  3. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Marci, what size slow cooker did you use? If it’s smaller than a 5qt the batter may be too thick. Also, if you have a Rival then it’s likely it’s cooking too hot. That’s been our experience…

  4. Marci

    I meant the middle was NOT done cooking after 2.5 hours

  5. Marci

    I’m with Pamela on this…my edges were really burnt and the middle was done cooking after 2.5 hours on high. I sprayed the pot really well so it definitely wasn’t sticking. What would be a better way to get it right? slow?

  6. Sarah

    This was my first attempt at a dessert in the slow cooker and it was a huge success! I made these in my 5 quart round cooker and found out that it cooks a little bit hotter and does have a hot spot so it burned in a small area around the edge. The brownies were really moist and fudgey and delicious. I sprinkled some semi-sweet chocolate chips on top for extra yummy-ness. Next time I’ll make these in my six quart oval to see if that one has any hot spots…and will definitely eat a warm brownie with ice cream and hot fudge again…delicious!

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  7. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    SO sweet! Thanks Brittany! Glad you crockin’ with us, girl :)

  8. Brittany

    Thank you for your response! I have to admit I got a little excited! ;) Thank you for sharing how to utilize crockin’ desserts! I honestly hadn’t thought of it that way & it makes complete sense how nice it would be to come home to a fresh dessert! Also, I completely understand about the Texas heat & doing everything you can to keep your house cool! Thank you for ALL of your recipes & everything you do to help us have delicious & easy meals at home! I did a blog post bragging on y’all! http://thedennybuzz.blogspot.com/2012/07/crockin-girls-recipe-review.html

  9. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Hey Brittany, we like to crock our brownies in the slow cooker for several reasons. In this Texas heat, we do our best to keep the oven OFF! Adding heat to our kitchen isn’t something we are looking to do, at all! Also, when crockin’ desserts there is no need to be tethered to the kitchen. We love that we can go to dinner and return home to a homemade dessert, take the kids to the park, just play outside, and so much more. There’s definitely a time and need for fast cooking brownies, but slow cookin’ has its place, too! Thanks for crockin’ with us!

  10. Brittany

    I just made these to take to a party. I was a little puzzled because the prep time was the exact same as making brownies in the oven. I cooked them for 2 hrs on high and that was the perfect amount of time for them to be done but very moist. They turned out very good but I definitely recommend continuing to make them in the oven to save on time.

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  11. Pamela

    Either I did something wrong or my crockpot cooks too hot. The edges were burning after about an hour. I left them in for a total of 2-1/2 hrs. because the middle still looked raw. I had to cut about an inch off all around the brownie; it had burned to a crisp. So because of the burnt edges, I maybe got about ten small squares. The pieces that were not burnt tasted very good. These are definitely cake brownies, not fudge. The only thing I did different was used butter instead of Oleo. Should I try and cook these on low next time? Maybe it’s just time to get a new crock pot!

  12. Jennifer H.

    Lol Crockin girls, I have been puttin off making these brownies until I could figure out where the oleo was at the store! Thank goodness for your website and the way you help us all out! I am so excited I have all the ingredients and I will be making these tonight! Also working on queen ranch chicken. Yep the husband is gonna be happy when he gets home:). Thanks!

  13. thea r.

    I made these and they where the best homemade brownies I have ever had! Only thing the cooking time says 2 1/2 to 3 hours. 3 hours is to long unless you like a cake like brownie.

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  14. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Oleo is just the “old name” they use to use for margarine. That’s why you see it in older recipes. But you can always use butter or margarine instead when you see oleo listed. LOVE that you named your crock, girl!! You go, Lucienda (talking to your crock now :)!! Keep crockin’ your little <3 out! LOL

  15. minermanswife

    is Oleo just the brand name or can u find this where the butter is? Im gonna try this recipe for my daugthers cheer teams hot dog and bake sale! for sureee!!! luvvvin my new bff Lucienda! (my crockpot)

  16. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Oleo and margarine are the same. You can sub butter…it may have a slightly different taste but just slight.

  17. Peggy L.

    Is Oleo margarine? Can I substitute butter?

  18. Tiffany M.

    Yum!!!!

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