These Mississippi Mud Brownies are a chocolate lover’s dream! They are filled with rich chocolate layers, marshmallows, and toasted pecans.
Is it cold enough for you guys? I’d say it is cold enough for us down here. No snow…but we had frost this morning. My kids came running to me thinking it might be snow. I had to break their little hearts and tell them it was just ice.
It’s crazy how it has snowed so much in their short little lives. I mean it only snowed like once when I was a child. They are so lucky. They asked me the other day when it was going to snow. I had to explain to them that it is a possibility that we may not see snow this year or even next because we just don’t live where it happens a lot. Am I sad? Yes and no. I like it for about a day or two. I also like keeping cozy indoors.
But I could just not live in the snow every day. No thanks. I’ll keep my warm one day , cold the next day kind of weather.
One thing I will not get tired of, however, is chocolate. I’ll take it anyway I can 365 days a year! These little brownies are so good!!! I knew how dangerous they could be around my house. Right after making them, I indulged in a few and quickly wrapped up the rest. I gave some to my parents, some to our family pictures photographer, and put the rest in the freezer for Christmas Eve snacking.
It makes an 8 x 8 pan, but a little definitely goes a long way! You can get about 20-25 bars out of one recipe. They would be perfect for any upcoming gatherings!
Mississippi Mud Brownies
- 3/4 cup pecans
- 1 stick butter
- 2 squares semisweet chocolate (2 oz)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1- 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 stick butter
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 16 oz. package powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Toast pecans in oven on a baking sheet for about 7-9 minutes. (Be careful and watch them because they can burn quickly).
- Microwave 1 stick butter and chocolate squares for 1 minute. Take out and stir. Microwave 30 more seconds and stir again. Repeat once more if necessary.
- Whisk in sugar, cocoa, flour, cocoa, eggs, vanilla, and salt.
- Pour into an 8 x 8 greased dish and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle on marshmallows. Return to oven and bake for another 8 minutes or until golden brown. (Make icing while brownies finish baking).
- Pour on icing and sprinkle on toasted pecans. Let cool completely before slicing (about 2-4 hours).
- For icing: In a medium saucepan, melt butter and stir in cocoa powder and milk over medium heat. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
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Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog says
Wow these sound so good! You can never go wrong with any kind of brownie 🙂
Thanks Sharon! I agree!
Beth @ The First Year says
I grew up in Minnesota and now I live in Illinois, so the snow is a tad better.. but not much. I dream about moving to Hawaii!! Good thing I can make these brownies no matter where I live 🙂
Thanks Beth! Hawaii would be fantastic right about now!
Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen says
I am jealous, it is way too cold and snowy where I live! I might have to warm up with these brownies. 😉
Yes, you totally should Lindsay!!
Ginny McMeans says
Love your sad snow story. The little sweeties. I have a funny one – to some. We just got down to 70 degrees and my husband put on the heater. The end. Your brownies might be the best I have ever seen.
Oh my goodness Ginny!! Thank you!
Christine @ A Sprinkle of This and That says
I am drooling over those chocolate treats! I miss the warm winters of the south! It has been sooo cold here even for Chicago, but at least we haven’t had the feet of snow in upstate New York. Enjoy your frost!
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
These look like the ultimate brownies! Great recipe!!
These are looking so yummy Jaren! Chocolate always temps the pallet! I hope this cold spell hasn’t hit you all to hard and if it has I hope you are keeping warm. It’s a great time for hot chocolate! Hugs, Brenda
These look so good. Can you tell me if the measurement on the cocoa for the icing is meant to be 1 cup? There is a slash after the 1 so I just want to make sure before I proceed to make these. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Whoops! It’s 1/3 cup of cocoa! Thanks so much Laurie!! Hope you love them!
Nancy [email protected] says
These look amazing! I love adding chocolate and marshmallows together!
Me too! Thanks Nancy!
Celeste @The Whole Serving says
My mouth is watering! looks super duper good. Thanks for hosting and sharing.
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says
Girl, I never get tired of chocolate either. I always seem to need a little bit every day. 🙂 These look sinfully delicious! We just got home from a date night and I’m itching for a dessert. Wish I had one of these!
Thank you Ashlyn!
Found this recipe on Pinterest-made it twice within 3 days! Delicious!!! A hit for everyone including my family, neighbors, and friends! Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!
Oh we love those too Alyssa! Thanks for letting me know! Have a great day!