Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

This is one of our old family recipes, it’s also one of the recipes where gourmet chocolate is not needed, it actually tastes best with Bakers brand Semi-Sweet chocolate (the red box), it comes in one ounce squares. (the packaging has changed, it’s no longer in on ounce squares, one box used to be 8 ounces, now it’s 4 and in a break apart (scored) bar))

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

Preheat oven at 350°
Pan size 13×9, prep pan with parchment paper or by greasing using the butter wrapping paper.

Beat  4 eggs well
2 cups sugar

Add  4 oz chocolate (melt butter and chocolate together first)
1 cup butter

Mix in 1 ½ cup flour    (mix the following in slowly, do not beat)
1 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
4 t. vanilla
Bake for 45 minutes at 350° .  When a toothpick comes out ‘clean’ they are done.
After 45 minutes put 1 cup of the small marshmallows  (I put in a little more) and return to the oven for 5 minutes. (if you don’t have small marshmallows you can cut up the big ones with a scissors.)
2 T. Butter melt with
1 oz chocolate
Mix in  ¾ box of powdered sugar (or the whole box if you are like me and really have no use for ¼ of a box of powdered sugar laying around) and add enough milk to make it spread easy.

Spread the frosting while the marshmallows are hot. Let cool before cutting.

While the original recipe called for walnuts, I’ve never had them that way, they really would not add much.
I’ve taken the brownie base and used it in other custom desserts.
In one case the brownie was surrounded by a open topped chocolate shell and topped with raspberry moose with a little raspberry puree on the side.

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  1. CCBerries says:

    I did a test over this past weekend, I replaced 3 of the 4 teaspoons of vanilla in the brownie mix with orange extract.. and used one tablespoon of orange extract and then orange juice in the frosting… they came out really well

  2. CCBerries says:


    After a little more fiddling with the recipe for when orange extract is used:

    I used 4 T of orange extract in place of the vanilla and
    instead of the 1 t baking powder i used
    1/2 t baking powder and
    1/2 t baking soda

    the orange extract changes the PH of the recipe (it being acidic) so the soda helps offset that.

    they came out really well

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