chocolate peanut butter dessert
And this time, we are doing dessert!
Over the years, I’ve had my fair share of slow cooker winners and losers.
But one thing that I don’t have a lot of experience with is dessert in the slow cooker.
I can only remember 2 instances when I made a dessert in the slow cooker. One was a huge success, and the other was a huge miss.
The miss was actually years ago – back in 2008. But for some reason, I still remember it. (Maybe because of just how much of a failure it was!!) It was a cake, and I let it cook longer than the directions said to cook it. And what I ended up with as an extremely over-baked and dry cake. And it stuck to my slow cooker so badly that I thought I was never going to be able to get it clean.
The second was a recipe for Scalloped Peaches. This recipe was a huge winner, and it showed me that it is possible to make a successful dessert in the slow cooker.
I won’t lie – I was a little nervous going into making this recipe. But luckily, it all went perfectly, and the end result was an amazingly delicious dessert. I changed up a few things from the original recipe, but the original recipe is such a great base to go off of. This is truly a chocoholic’s dream dessert. I wanted to add in some extra peanut butter flavor, so instead of adding peanut butter chips, I decided to add in dollops of peanut butter. I loved the little pockets of peanut butter that you would get – I think it was a great substitution!! I also wanted more of the candy bars, so I added chopped up candy bars into the actual cake. You could really use your favorite candy bar here to make it your own!
Here are the changes I made:
*I have a 3 quart and a 6 quart slow cooker, but the recipe calls for a 3 1/2 to 4 quart cooker. So I used my 6 quart slow cooker, and did 1 1/2x the ingredients.
*Instead of the peanut butter chips, I chopped up candy bars.
*I also added dollops of peanut butter over the top of the cake before pouring in the hot water and chocolate mixture. I probably used about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, but I would probably add just a little bit more next time.
*I served the cake warm with vanilla ice cream. I definitely think this is the best way to serve it!!
You can find the original recipe HERE. I will definitely be looking to do more slow cooker desserts after the success of this one!!