Monday, August 27, 2012

Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip-Brownie Cake

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and I had to make it! Since we're having FHE tonight and are busy until then, I thought this would be a great idea, since it's cooked in the slow cooker. Luckily for me, I have two separate crockpots. I have dinner going in one, and I'm going to make this in the other one. :) This looks dangerously delicious! So bad and NOT healthy, but I've been so busy and I need a pick-me-up! every once in a while isn't bad... right!? Well, I'm using the recipe exactly as written. I'm not as comfortable adjusting baked goods in the slow cooker as I am other recipes.
Doesn't that look decadent? It does to me :)

1 box fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup melted butter
4 eggs
1 chocolate chip cookie mix pouch
Vanilla ice cream or whipped topping if desired
*Hot fudge topping if desired


Spray 4 1/2 qt. slow cooker with baking spray with flour. In a large bowl mix brownie mix, 1/4 cup melted butter and 2 eggs. In another bowl, mix chocolate chip cookie mix with 1/4 cup melted butter, and 2 eggs.

Drop by large spoonfuls alternating brownie and chocolate chip cookie batters into slow cooker.

Cover, Cook on high heat setting for 2-3 hours or until cake is set in the center. To serve, spoon cake from slow cooker, and top with ice cream and fudge sauce.

I can't wait to try this! :)

Bourbon Sesame Chicken Crock Pot

Picture taken from Pinterest

Tonights dinner I found on but it called for honey and red pepper flakes. I didn't have either.  I also didn't want to cut an onion. I also changed the oil to sesame oil instead of regular veg oil. This should give it a nice nutty flavor. I have adjusted the recipe with my changes. I also doubled the recipe to feed my crew of growing boys. So these measurements can be cut in half to feed less people, or have smaller portions. With less chicken, you will also need to cut the cooking time in half. This dish smells delicious. Tonight I will take a picture and add it, since it's cooking right now. I also changed the name of this dish since I don't have any honey in it.  I'll write the verdict at the end of the recipe after dinner tonight. I hope you like this. I am looking forward to dinner tonight :)

Bourbon Sesame Chicken

Serves: 5-8 depending on appetite

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1 1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup white sugar
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
4 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup dry minced onion or 1 cup minced fresh onion
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper powder
toasted sesame seeds


Place chicken breasts in slow cooker, sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium bowl, combine rest of the ingredients except the cornstarch and toasted sesame seeds. Stir to combine well. Pour over the chicken in the crockpot.

Cook on low for high for 4-6 hours.

When done remove chicken from slow cooker, slice/cut up. while chicken is out of slow cooker, add cornstarch mixed with cold water to crockpot to thicken sauce a bit. Add cut up chicken back into the slow cooker stir around to coat chicken with sauce. Serve hot/warm over rice, or eat in a lettuce/cabbage wrap. 

Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of dished up chicken.