Have you ever made a slow cooker dessert? A little mixing, then pouring into a slow cooker creates an ooey, gooey, delectable Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert! Super easy!

Brownie Desserts are always a hit with my chocoholic family and this hands-off recipe is one of our favorite Slow Cooker Desserts.

Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert on a white plate with a scoop of ice cream and fresh raspberries.

Why You Must Make

Whether it’s summer and you don’t want to heat up the kitchen or winter and you need some comfort food ASAP, you can turn to your slow cooker for dessert as well as main dishes.

  • Once you mix the brownie batter, it’s pretty much a hands-off dessert. Fix it and forget it!!!
  • This is a super-easy way to get your chocolate fix.
  • Cooking this brownie dessert in a slow cooker allows the trapped steam to keep the brownies super moist and tender!
  • Your house will smell amazing as it’s cooking!

Expert Tips

There are tons of Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes out there—I’m just late to the game! When life gets chaotic, more folks make slow cooker recipes. I was inspired to research crockpot dessert options. When I found a gooey, intensely chocolate slow cooker brownie dessert recipe, I was sold.

  • Choose the best size and shaped slow cooker for your needs.
  • Some recipes call for a baking dish to be placed in the crockpot, so check the measurements of the insert before you purchase a crockpot if you plan to bake in it.
  • Line your insert with nonstick foil for easy cleanup.
  • Use oven mitts to remove the brownies. The insert will be hot!
  • You can put the crockpot on warm and serve right from the appliance. But your dessert will continue to cook from the residual heat.
  • Crockpot brownies will have a different texture from oven brownies. There is no place for the steam to escape which makes them very moist.
  • After three hours, these brownies were ready to eat. They’re perfect for tailgating at home or any gathering where your oven is already in use. If you are a fan of chocolate, you will be thrilled with this crockpot brownie dessert.
Overhead view of a scoop of Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert on a white plate with a red handled fork.

How to Serve

Rich, soft, with chunks of melted semi-sweet chocolate, these brownies exceeded my expectations. Crock pot desserts may win no beauty contest, but that’s not the point, is it?

  • A little smoke and mirrors by serving it with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream and a couple of berries and mint sprig, turn this delicious mound of chocolate decadence into a beautiful dessert. And do I even have to mention the marvelous scents emanating from my kitchen while this cooked?
  • Some lightly sweetened whipped cream would also be delicious.
  • Make sure to serve them warm. Leftovers can be gently warmed in the microwave, but be careful not to overcook.

Frequently Asked Questions

But have you ever thought of making a dessert in your crockpot? This Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is another easy recipe!

Can You Bake in a Slow Cooker?

Yes! This brownie dessert is just one example of how to bake in a crockpot. You will need to cook on high and only fill your dish halfway (if using a baking pan). It frees up your oven and keeps your kitchen cool.

Is It Safe to Put Foil in a Slow Cooker?

Definitely. It helps with cleanup and doesn’t affect the results. I like using nonstick foil.

Can the Slow Cooker Be Left On Overnight?

Read your manual. Many say it’s safe to leave it on for 8-24 hours. It will depend on your model. If you have a hand-me-down, older crockpot, you may want to save your slow cooking for daytime hours.

What’s the Difference Between a Slow Cooker and a Crockpot?

Crockpot is a name brand and Slow Cooker is the category of appliances that includes Crockpots and other brands.

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Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert | A delectable chocolate treat made in a slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Yield 8

A decadent chocolate dessert easily made in a slow cooker


  • ¾ cup butter, melted, plus more for greasing foil
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Line the insert of a 4 or 6-quart slow cooker with a large piece of non-stick foil or use regular foil and butter well.
  2. Whisk together the melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, flour, eggs, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared slow cooker in an even layer.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours or till cake is set around the edges and gooey in the center.
  6. Serve the cake warm, scooped into a bowl, and topped with ice cream.


Lining your crockpot with nonstick foil makes for easy release and easy cleanup.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 41gProtein: 5g


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