How to Make a Crownie in the Instant Pot

Say what, Say what, Say what? I had no clue what a crownie was. What am I living under a rock? I hope a few of you have been under that rock along with me.

Today I am sharing how to make a crownie in the Instant Pot. It all started when I read one of my customers’ reviews on Amazon. Sorry for the funky photo. I swapped it from her review and the clarity is off a bit. Any hoot, the dear lady went on to say how she is an avid baker and was thrilled to make her crownie recipe in the pan. As my mouth started to open and drool, I decided I am going to try and make one myself so I did ask her for the recipe, but customers don’t see responses on Amazon unless they are either part of a conversation, or they go back to the listing. I wish there were an alert of some sort. Crownie in the Instant Pot

I totally cheated on this recipe because I am sure this sweet lady probably made her’s all from scratch.

A chocolate brownie mix, and a tub of Nestle Toll House cookie dough.

Just writing this post for you makes me want to run downstairs and have a slice for breakfast. This was yesterday’s lunch. BAD, very BAD!

It is extremely dense and decadent. This recipe is not for you if you don’t like gooey, soft, chocolaty goodness.

Instant pot brownie crownie

Next time there are a few things I would change up.

First off, I made the cookie dough crust way too thick. I would not use as much and I would be sure to press more firmly on the sides and the bottom of the pan. I also would only use half the brownie mix instead of almost all of it. The remaining batter I made thin brownie cookies with. I indicated these changes in my recipe download for you.

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Crownie Made in the Instant Pot

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • Cookie dough (Nestle toll house works great)
  • 1 box Brownie mix (mixed according to box)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • Parchment paper
  • non-stick cooking spray


  • First, prepare a 7' inch Spring/form pan with parchment paper on the bottom and a light spray of non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix your brownie batter according to the directions on the box.
    Next, take your cookie dough at room temperature and form it on the bottom of the pan. You can judge how thick (I don't recommend really thick) you want the crust and how high you want it to come up to the sides. You can use your fingers to form and pat, or a spurtle/spatula 
  • Next, pour half the brownie mix into your cookie dough crust. You can use the other half for regular brownies, or make another crownie.
  • Set your pan on a trivet rack. Add 1 1/2 cup of water to the pot. Lower pan down into the pot and set to High-Pressure Manual for approx. 55 minutes. Let pot naturally release. Remove and let it sit to cool. DELISH.

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