Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mom's Famous Marshmallow Brownies

I have a new favorite blog: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/  It's full of not only recipes, but lots of fun ideas.  I tried these once last week and took them to work.  Everybody really loved them.  I made them again this weekend and increased the amount of cocoa used to make them chocolatier and loved them even more.

1 c. margarine (I used butter)
2 c. sugar
1/3 c. cocoa (I used 2/3 c.)
4 eggs
1 1/2 c. flour (I decreased this by a bit to account for the added cocoa)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Soften margarine and blend in 2 cups sugar and cocoa.  Beat together and add 4 eggs, one at a time.  Add flour, salt and vanilla.
Spread on large (10x15x1 inch) greased cookie sheet.  Bake 25 minutes at 350.  Remove from oven and cover entire top with 1 package of miniature marshmallows.  Return to oven for 3 minutes, until soft and puffy.  Cool and frost with chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Frosting:
1 stick margarine (1/2 c.), softened (used butter)
1/4 cup milk
1-2 tsp vanilla
3 tablespoons of cocoa (I doubled this)
2-3 cups of powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth.  Add more powdered sugar or milk until you reach desired consistency and spread on top of bars.