Frosted Marshmallow Brownies

It has been a while since I have posted. That is what happens when work and life gets in the way of my time in the kitchen. I was lucky enough to spend some time with my family this past weekend and got some time back in the kitchen!!

This recipe is from my very own mother. It is one that she has been making for years as they are my sister’s favorite brownie. Who wouldn’t love a brownie with a layer of gooey marshmallows topped off with a layer of fudgey frosting? I have to say that these are very very good. The brownie layer is thin (relative to most brownie recipes) but sturdy and is not overly-chocolatey or sweet. It provides a great base for the marshmallows and sweet chocolate-fudge-like frosting.

The frosting measurements are estimates as my mom has made these so many times, she just “eye-balls” everything, ha ha. Well, in order to  blog about the recipe, I had her provide ‘estimates’ as she made the frosting. I have to say that I really love this frosting, it is rich and chocolatey, almost like a thin fudge layer. I hope you enjoy these as much as my sister and our family does!

I rate these an 8.5

Frosted Marshmallow Bars
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.

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26 thoughts on “Frosted Marshmallow Brownies

  1. Oh my goodness, you’re mother must be an angel because these are little pieces of heaven! Okay, enough of my bad food-pickup lines. I NEED ONE NOW! YUmmmmm!! lol. :)

  2. I firmly believe that whoever first put chocolate and marshmallow together deserves to be sainted. :)

    These look fabulous. *adds to the ‘to make’ list*

  3. love the pic! if you like these you should try the chocolate marshmallow bars in my blog – they have a yummy layer of marshmallow too :)

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  6. That looks so yummy!! I made a red velvet cake this weekend but I think i’m going to have to try those marshmallow brownies!!!

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  8. You mentioned these the other day on Cookie Madness so I had to come over here and find the recipe. Remember those chocolate frosted marshmallow cookies? They were a hit with my husband’s co-workers, so now I have to make these and compare. I was looking through Southern Living and saw a similar marshmallow brownie recipe, but I think I’ll start with yours.

    • Anna
      I am planning on making those cookies for my sister to see what she thinks, these bars are her fave dessert so I can’t wait to comare!

  9. My sister-in-law makes a “Mississippi Mud” cake that is very similar to this, I’ve been asking for the recipe for years and have never received it…..I can’t wait to make these! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. For the frosting, is it really granulated sugar we’re suppose to use (not powdered sugar)? I’ve never made a chocolate frosting with granulated sugar, I”ve always used powered sugar. Thanks!

    • Yep, it’s my mom’s recipe and is a really good fudgy frosting. i haven’t tried it with powdered sugar and have always had great results from that recipe. it is forgiving and is great on top of these bars.

  11. I rate these a 10 and so does my husband. We are very particular when it comes to dessert so this was a huge shock when we tasted how delicious they are. If you love marshmellow and chocolate look no further, this is the dessert for you!

    If you rate these an 8.5 what do you rate a 10?!

    • Jilly,
      My sister rates these a definite 10. I really really like them but do enjoy a chocolate torte a bit more. These are a family favorite and have been made for years and years by my mom, so the recipe is a total keeper. So glad you liked them, I have been known to eat the frosting with a spoon it is so fudge like!

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