Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Layered Marshmallow Brownies

These brownies are amazing. Super-sweet and fudgy and amazing. They have a layer of fudge-like brownie, topped with a layer of marshmallows, and lastly, a sweet chocolate frosting layer. I've seen these come up in a variety of blogs over the last year or so since they first appeared Baking Blonde's blog almost two years ago!

I prefer my brownies nice and thick, so I decided to make the recipe in an 8x8 pan instead of the 9x13 called for in the recipe. The brownie layer did take a significantly longer amount of time to bake, but I think the outcome was worth it.

At first taste, I wasn't completely sold on these. I had put them in the fridge to cool and after I cut them, I tasted an edge piece. They were a bit too sweet. I'm sure many of you doubt that I could ever think a dessert was too sweet, but I did. They were so sweet in fact, that I didn't take them with me to the get together as I had planned. I left them out on the counter while I was gone and gave them another taste when I got home. The sweetness had died down, and while they are still very sweet, they weren't too sweet anymore. So I would definitely recommend serving these at room temperature, not when they're cold.

I cut them fairly small since they are pretty intense (16 pieces for an 8x8 pan, after trimming off the edges). I took them to work with my and my coworkers thoroughly enjoyed them.

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Frosted Marshmallow Brownies - adapted from Baking Blonde - makes 16 browniesPrintable Recipe
Brownies
3/4 c butter
1 1/2 c sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp baking cocoa
3-4 c mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350

Lightly grease a 8x8 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 pan.

Bake for ~40 minutes until the center is baked through. 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 Tbsp milk
1 1/4 c sugar
1/2 c mini marshmallows
3/4 c Chocolate chips

Combine butter, milk, and sugar 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. Pour and spread over marshmallows on bars.

Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

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19 comments:

Xiaolu said...

Oh these look so yummy! Love the crackly looking top.

yumventures said...

They look soooo good! Thanks for the tip about the sweetness factor...I love having a little bite of something completely decadent!

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

AH...these look heavenly....mmm...thanks for sharing! :)

bakingblonde said...

Wow, those look great! I love those

KV said...

I'm not sure it is possible to be "too sweet" but these look very good!

Miss Yunks said...

These looks so good! Can't wait to try!

Memória said...

I'm not crazy about marshmallows, but these brownies look amazing!!

Justin said...

"nice and thick"... wow, you aren't kidding. that was a bold move switching the pan though. glad it worked out in the end.

Kristen said...

MMMMMMM those sound awesome!!

Candi said...

oh my word! those look delicious!

CB said...

I can't stop looking at your picture. I think that means I need to make these brownies. I'm not sure if I should thank you for shake my fist at you :P

Brisbane Baker said...

Blaspemy!! Nothing is TOO sweet :)

I love these! Might give em a go when a occasion comes up :D

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nutmegnanny said...

These look awesome! I would love to have one of these sitting in my kitchen right now :)

Ashley said...

These look AMAZING! I feel like I need to go to the gym just looking at them. :)

Erin said...

These look delicious! I love anything with marshmallows!

Kat said...

I wish I could reach through the computer and grab these! They look awesome!!

Ingrid said...

I make something similar but cheat and use a boxed brownie mix. The frosting I use doesn't have marshmallows in it which helps with the sweet factor.

That's a great idea baking these in a smaller pan. I would prefer the brownie part a bit thicker.
~ingrid

Jes said...

Um...I guess I didn't let my icing cool enough and it melted the marshmallow completely...it looked like Mt. Vesuvius erupted on my counter ha ha! I wish I could post a picture! They still tasted yummy though =)

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