Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sinfully delicious, Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies!


Why dub these sinfully delicious, well if they were not so hard to resist, so tempting, well then they wouldn't be sinful. Instead these are AMAZING, and will not stick around long at our house. These are potluck, bring a dessert, welcome a neighbor brownies. You must take them and leave them, or you may be in trouble. Sometimes I wish I hadn't happened upon the recipe from Baking Blonde . Her family's recipe is now our family favorite:)

The moist brownies are baked up and during the last five minutes and layer of mini marshmallows are sprinkled on top and placed back in the oven. After five or so minutes, take a buttered knife and spread the marshmallows out and then top with the delicious chocolate marshmallow frosting...YUM!

The only change I made was to substitute boxed brownie mix for the brownies, just to quicken things up. I have made these a couple of times so far, once with M&M's atop the marshmallows, once with chopped peanut butter cups, and once without anything. Also one of the times I made CI Light Fudge Brownies as a stand in to the mix, verdict: both were great, though the mix is great when you need them ASAP! To make them even more decadent I always add chocolate chips to the brownie mix. Try them, you will love them too!

Frosted Marshmallow Brownies (as adapted from Baking Blonde)

(I haven't made the brownies in this recipe, but have used my own)

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 TBS baking cocoa

3-4 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350.
Lightly grease a 9×13 pan with PAM
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla beat until fluffy.
In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Stir to combine. Add the flour mixture to creamed mixture. spread in greased 9×13 pan.
Bake for 17-20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows, return to oven 2-3 mintues, or just until marshmallows are soft.
Remove from oven. Using a knife dipped in water spread the metled marshmallows evenly over bars.

Frosting

3/4 stick butter
6 TBS Milk
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup mini marshmallows or 4-6 large marshmallows
1/2 cup Chocolate chips (maybe upto 3/4 cup depending how chocolatey you want it)

Combine ingredients (except marshmallows and chocolate chips) in medium saucepan and melt over medium low heat. Stir constantly until combined. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.
Add marshmallows and chocolate chips
Stir until marshmallows and chips are melted.
Remove from heat. Allow to cool and thicken slightly (can set in sink of cold water to speed up process). Pour and spread over marshmallows on bars.
Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

4 comments:

bakingblonde said...

I love the addition of M&M's what a great idea!! YUMMO

Charlie and Manda said...

WOW- What a collection of yummyness! You must put a lot of time into this blog! What a great resource!

Shelly said...

oh my gosh...those brownies look absolutely fabulous! I will have to try out your posted recipe next week for our church bake sale! I found your blog today via the foodie blog roll.

Prudy said...

Ooh- those do look yummy. My kids would love them, not to mention me.