I love chocolate. I really love chocolate. No really. I would give up my first born for chocolate (if I had one). OK, just kidding. But I do adore chocolate. I decided to make brownies the other night, so I would have something yummy to munch on during The Next Food Network Star. But regular brownies just wouldn’t do. I decided to do a take off of a brownie recipe I saw on Pioneer Woman. I grabbed regular brownie mix, marshmallows, milk chocolate chips and went crazy. 2 hours later, while settled down to one of my favorite shows, I grabbed a marshmallow stuffed brownie and some vanilla ice cream. I was in heaven. No ifs, ands, or buts about it!
Marshmallows are just one of those food items that just catapults me back to childhood. S’mores on Girl Scout camp-outs, hot cocoa with mini marshmallows floating on top, toasting big fat marshmallows on a clothes hanger at the beach (before we had plastic hangers). Great memories forever connected to a simple fluffy marshmallow. Brownies do the same thing for me. They are as all American as apple pie, and just as yummy!
Sorry about that trip down memory lane, back to my marshmallow stuffed brownies. This is one of those recipes that can be tweaked depending on what you want to stuff the brownie with. You could use dark or white chocolate chips, cut up candy bars, etc.
- One box of your favorite brownie mix- and the additional items on the back of the box- which in my case were- oil, water and 3 eggs.
- 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
Mix brownie batter according to back and pour 1/2 of it into a greased 8×8 pan.
Then sprinkle marshmallows and milk chocolate chips on top of the brownie batter.
Then carefully pour the rest of the brownie batter on top of the marshmallows and milk chocolate chips, carefully spreading it.
Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
The marshmallows rise to the top and create a candy like topping. Yummm…
The marshmallows actually disappear into the top of the brownies.
Make sure to not overcook the brownies. If you wait for a toothpick to come out clean, they will be a little dry.
Here is the finished brownie. You can no longer see the marshmallow, but you can taste it.
Enjoy these marshmallow stuffed brownies at your next get together!