Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Easy and good

Chocomallow Brownies
Home Cooking 2005 Recipe Annual Copyright 2005

1 (19-ounce) box brownie mix
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk
2 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.

Prepare brownie mix as directed on box and pour into pan. Bake as directed.

While brownies are baking, make frosting. In medium saucepan, melt butter and cocoa powder. Remove from heat, add confectioners' sugar and vanilla, and slowly add milk, stirring until smooth.

Top baked brownies with mini marshmallows and return to oven just until marshmallows are slightly puffed. Remove from oven and pour chocolate frosting on hot brownies, spreading evenly. Cool before cutting.

Serving quantity: Makes 24 brownies.

I like making brownies from scratch but I still love brownies out of a box. I had a box of brownies in the cupboard (Pillsbury, Milk Chocolate, 99 cents) and I wanted to do something with it. I saw this recipe and I remembered how much I liked a similar recipe, Heavenly Hash, so I decided to make it as a treat for my coworkers.

They were gooey and delicious. They were still a bit warm when I cut them so I couldn't get a clean cut but no one cared. They were well received.

I still remember the day I bought this cookbook. I was killing time in a Tuesday Morning store, before taking my son to a birthday party next door. I've never heard of Home Cooking but this is one of my favorite cookbooks. Good, basic recipes that are consistently good. They have a website too and you can see a more appetizing picture of these brownies there.

A little over two weeks until Christmas and I'm starting to panic!

Question of the Day: Do you like store-bought marshmallows? I can't stand them out of the bag but melt them a little bit like this and I love them.


Randi said...

I like to use the Ghiradelli brownie mix. It has pretty decent ingredients for a boxed mix. I made the synphony brownies using that mix. I was in western NY ( Buffalo) last week and saw a sign for Ollie's. I remembered it from your blog. I thought it was a local store just to your town, but I see now it isnt. I didnt go in though, I wish I would have.

Anonymous said...

I'm like you, I only like them melted some, as on sweet potato casserole or in hot chocolate.


Jennifer said...

I like store-bought marshmallows. Of course, I've never had home-made, so I guess I don't know what I'm missing!