and happy end of Crocktober!
Since today is the most sugar-infested day of the year, what do I have for you?
but this is high-class sugar. It's turtle pudding. In your crockpot.
it's okay with me to eat it with a spoon, hot, right out of the crock. I won't tell anyone.
1 (16-ounce) box brownie mix (I used the Betty Crocker Gluten Free mix)
1 large egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup water (room temp, or slightly warm)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
20 wrapped soft caramels (unwrapped)
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)
Use a 4 or 6 quart slow cooker with an inserted oven safe dish. I used a round 4-quart cooker with a 2-quart inserted Corningware casserole dish.
In a mixing bowl, combine the brownie mix, egg, oil, and water. When batter has formed, stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour batter into your casserole dish. I didn't spray the inside of the dish with cooking spray, but you can if you'd like (it would probably be easier to clean up!). Unwrap all of the caramel candies and press them into your brownie batter.
Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water into the bottom of your slow cooker, then lower in the brownie dish. Be careful not to slosh water into your turtle pudding!
Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or until the edges have pulled away from the sides and the center has set.
Unplug your cooker, and let the dish set in it for 1 hour with the lid off before removing. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
ooey gooey caramel chocolatey goodness. Delicious. Wonderful. So good you don't really want to share with your family.
which is selfish.
so you share.
but you're secretly hoping the ice cream truck drives by and the kids get sidetracked so you can eat it all yourself because you're still upset by the Project Runway finale.