Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

This recipe brings back a lot of happy childhood memories, probably because we made and ate these brownies a lot! Typically we didn't make them with coconut, but this time I did. I think I prefer them without. I'll let you decide.

If you notice in the picture these brownies have three yummy layers. The bottom is dense and cakey, the middle is fudgy from the frosting, and the top is gooey and crispy. Combine all three and you have one delicious brownie!

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cubes margarine
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cup flour
1 bag mini marshmallows
1 cup coconut (optional)
1.5 tsp coconut extract (optional)

1 bag mini marshmallows
1cup toasted coconut (optional)

1 cube margarine
1/4 cup cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1lb powdered sugar
1tsp vanilla

Cream together sugar, eggs, vanilla and margarine.
Add cocoa and flour. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9X13 pan (lined with foiled and sprayed makes it very easy).
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Don't over cook!

When brownies are done, immediately pour mini marshmallows ( and toasted coconut - optional) on top until evenly covered. Put the pan back in the oven to let the mallows puff – takes only a few minutes so keep an eye on it.

While waiting for the puffing to happen, make up your icing.
In a sauce pan bring to a boil – 1 cube butter, 1/4 cup cocoa and 1/3 cup milk 
Once boiling add 1 lb powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.
Turn off the heat and pour over the brownies once the mallows are nice and puffy – spread gently if needed.

Let cool and then cut with a plastic knife

Puffy marshmallows- I could have let them puff longer, but was getting impatient.

The icing is amazing. Once it cools it hardens and makes a nice crunchy top surface.

I lined my pan with foil (spray it well) so I could lift the brownies right out of the pan. Makes is much easier to cut and serve.

Always cut your brownies with a plastic knife, especially if they are warm. Notice that the plastic knife has no brownie remnants attached, only the marshmallows and icing. If you use a plastic knife you will have clean cut brownies- no more chunks of brownie coming off on the knife and messing them up!! It works every time, I promise!

One delicious chocolate marshmallow brownie. Want a bite?!


  1. Holy smokes these look magnificent!!!! I think I'd go with no coconut. But I'd like one right now, please!!!!




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