Crock Pot Polka Dot Peanut Butter Brownies

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Today I’m super excited about our guest post from Dianne over at Baking 4 Six. She’s going to rock our crocks with some brownies! True love happened when crock pots met brownies. I love a good love story.  

How cute are these?? Typically brownies are baked in squares & rectangles. However, not only does making brownies in a slow-cooker result in circle or oval shaped brownies, but it also allows brownies to be made year-round in those areas when it’s just too hot to turn on the oven during certain times of the year. Plus you and your loved ones can come home to a freshly made treat after a long day away from home.

If the cuteness factor or using a slow-cooker hasn’t convinced you to give these a try – perhaps the perfect combination of chocolate & peanut butter and the fact that they are probably just about as healthy as you can make a chocolate brownie (that is, if you omit the peanut butter chips). The whole wheat flour does give them a “heartier” texture and slightly different taste than a “traditional” brownie, but the rich chocolate flavor and chewiness definitely shine through. In my opinion I think that the whole wheat flour also helps provide a sense of satiation as opposed to wanting to eat the entire batch in one sitting. In other words, they totally hit the spot!

Dianne enjoys baking for her family and is constantly challenging herself to make “new” things from scratch. She also enjoys writing, photography and has a slight obsession with anything recipe related. Recently she’s combined her interests by sharing her kitchen adventures in her blog Baking4Six and on her Facebook page by the same name Baking4Six. When she’s not baking she wears many hats as a mother to 4 children and wife to the love of her life.

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Mindy @ The Purposed Heart

    You had me at peanut butter! :-) These look awesome, Dianne. I’ve never made brownies in the crock pot and this looks like an amazing recipe to try – Thanks!

    • Dianne@Baking4Six

      Thank you Mindy :)

  • Erin@thehumbledhomemaker

    These looks delicious—-and I bet they make the whole house smell wonderful! Do you know if there is any way to make them egg free?

    • Stacy

      You could try the water/flax combo? If you try it, let us know!

  • Joy @ Yesterfood

    THANKS, Diane and Stacy! July in Texas….not turning the oven on again until October…and I can still have brownies! Yay! :)

    Love, Joy

    • Stacy

      Yay for SURE!