Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Marshmallow Brownies #Choctoberfest

This is a guest post from my friend Brandy from the blog A Teaspoon of Goodness. Go visit her blog and check her out on Facebook, too!

Brownies are always delicious, but this marshmallow brownie recipe is a perfect choice for kids who love marshmallow treats.

Whether you serve regular or miniature brownies, this is a delicious special ooey and gooey treat that kids will be begging for as a dessert.

Adults will love them too, with the rocky road flavor appeal it provides. You can even dress it up some with graham cracker crumbs if you want a s'mores flavor.

These brownies will quickly become favorites for your entire family, whether you make them with or without the optional nuts!

When you need to grease your baking pan in any recipe that requires melted butter, a simple trick is to place the butter into your pan and put into the oven while it is heating.

Remove the pan once the butter has melted (don't let it brown or burn!), and then mix the butter into the sugar and cocoa in this recipe - or pour out and reserve the butter if you're making a different recipe..

This post is part of #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar where a bunch of food bloggers have joined together to post about chocolate all week. The sponsors provided products for a giveaway (which is now over), and they also sent me products to work with. Since this is a guest post, no products were provided for this particular recipe.

Marshmallow Brownies 
A simple brownie recipe is made even better when you add in the classic marshmallow treat.
Recipe by Brandy Olsen-Meyers from A Teaspoon of Goodness.

When you make this, start with sifting together your sugar and cocoa. Since cocoa tends to clump together, this is the best way to make sure it blends well with other ingredients. You'll add the rest of your wet ingredients and finally mix in the flour, salt and nuts until just blended. Then pour into a pan and top with marshmallows.

2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup melted butter
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 chopped nuts (optional)
18 large marshmallows, cut into small pieces

Grease a 9x13-inch square baking pan (or use the butter-melting tip, above). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix sugar and cocoa, then stir in butter.

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.

Add flour, salt and nuts (if you're using them) and mix just until blended. Fold in the marshmallow pieces.

Transfer to your baking pan and bake at 350 for 25-30 mins or until set.

Check out the recipes from all the participating bloggers. I think you'll love them!