Mississippi Mud Brownies
There are lots of recipes for Mississippi Mud Brownies out there but this one is perfection. Moist brownies topped with marshmallows and a rich chocolate ganache. Everyone asks for this bar recipe when I make these.
MISSISSIPPI MUD BROWNIES
(Originally posted 2015)
I just returned from a week long trip to Maui. All I can say is that the beauty of the island is overwhelming. While biking down Mt. Haleakala I saw plants and trees that looked so magical they almost looked fabricated. I feel lucky to have spent 1 of my 52 weeks in 2015 there. On the other hand, I was loaded with guilt for leaving my kids that long. Why don’t guys ever feel the guilt?
I know I’m a foodie because I find the same kind of beauty in food. Like these brownies. I fell in love with the buttery brownie base and now want to use it for any brownie I make from now on out. The brownies are topped with marshmallows and a rich ganache that I fell in love with too. The mixture of chocolate chips, cream, and a little butter cream creates the silkiest ganache I’ve ever had…and consequently now want to pour on everything.
These brownies get the same reaction every time. People take one off the plate, assuming that they’re regular old brownies, and then they take a bite. Every time they turn around and say, “These are soooo good! Can I have the recipe?”
The ganache topping for these brownies are silky and decadent.
Fold in some marshmallows.
Layer the marshmallow topping on the cooked brownies.
My neighbor Julie has made them a couple of times for me and hands down these were our favorite treat at Christmas this year. And after harassing her relentlessly I finally have the recipe!
OTHER CHOCOLATE RECIPES:
- Molten Lava Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Souffle
- Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- S’mores Cookies
- No-Bake Cookies
Mississippi Mud Brownies
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, (like Bakers)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
Chocolate Ganache-Marshmallow Topping:
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon butter
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- For the brownies: In a large glass bowl, combine the unsweetened chocolate and butter. Heat in microwave 1-2 minutes stirring intermittently until melted and smooth.
- Beat in eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt until well blended.
- Stir in flour, blending well.
- Spread evenly into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes. Do not overbake! Brownies should be moist. Cool in pan.
- For topping: Combine chocolate chips and cream in a large glass bowl. Heat in microwave 1-2 minutes stirring twice until melted and smooth. Add butter and stir until melted and smooth. Fold in marshmallows.
- Spread topping evenly over the top of cooled brownies. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Source: my neighbor Julie Motes
I’m so excited to try this, do you think I could use half n half instead of heavy cream, that’s all I have on hand. Thanks
Any different directions for high altitude? We live at 6000 feet. Thanks!!!
I’m at 5000 and didn’t do anything special.
We dont get marshmallows easily in india. What can i replae it with?
Hmm. Marshmallows are kind of an essential part of what makes these.
Can the brownies be frozen with the chocolate and marshmallow frosting? Thank you!
Bless you for this recipe!!!! These are THE beat brownies I ever made. I am not a “chocolate” person but these are just delicious. Not too sweet very fudgy and divine. Thanks ❤️
So glad you liked it!
I’ve made these three times now and they are a hit every time. Super simple and people love them! Thanks!
And now I’m craving these!
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Very excited to try this! I just wanted yo check, is the baking dish 9 x 13 measurement in cm or inches?
It’s in inches. Never can be too safe!
Do you beat these in a mixer or by hand?Thanks!
I beat with a mixer but you could do it by hand.
do you whip the cream?
I’m supposed to bring a peanut butter & chocolate dessert to lunch. Do you think I could substitute Reese’s
Cups for the marshmallows?
Um yes! I love the texture the marshmallows gives it though. Maybe do both marshmallows and pb cups?
Do you whip the cream?
No! Don’t whip the cream. I would include that if needed. Just straight whipping cream.
Ok thank you so much
I made these over the weekend – they were INCREDIBLE. Pretty sure everyone in my house ate brownies for breakfast on Sunday!
Yay!! So glad you agree!
I’m anxiously awaiting these bars to chill in the fridge, I couldn’t stop tasting the brownie batter and ganache. Whoopsies 🙂
I know, right?!!
omg, these look incredible!!!
Yummy! That marshmallow layer looks especially nice!
oh là là qu’elle tuerie !!!
merci pour le partage !!
What?! You were on Maui & I missed you? How is that even possible? I looked for you at the conference & Todd said he didn’t see John. Major bummer. Did you bring the kids? Please tell me your coming to the conference here next year.
We were at the Ritz for the NFLPA conference. you were there?!!
Yes, ma’am! The former player convention Wednesday-Friday so we went on over. So crazy! All the events Wednesday were joint so if John golfed or you went to the luau then we literally walked right by each other & I never got to thank you in person for saving my cooking sanity. You should definitely bring the kids along next year. My boys loved it & we have a few girls from our ward who tag along to the hotel to help with babysitting.
Nice! So we were supposed to golf but got back too late from Molokini! Then we missed the joint dinner because we flew out early. Next year for sure!!
These brownies look so delicious!
These look so good *cries*. I am SO making these soon. Easy recipe as well! xxxx
Haha. Yes, they are good!
looks really good.
Ono licious. ……you visited maui!!!! ALOHA… I live on maui in….upcountry/pukalani area……you more then likely passed my house on your way up and or down mt haleakala….i hope you enjoyed your stay…..Mahalo for all your ono licious recipes; -)
I’m jealous of your beautiful home.
In #7, did you mean to spread the topping over the cooled brownies? You wrote to spread over the cooled marshmallows.
For those of us who can’t live without nuts, I would spread 11/2 cups chopped, toasted pecans on top of the brownies when they come out of the oven. Then put the chocolate-marshmallow topping over the pecans.
Thanks for the catch. Jet lag…:)
Oh Yummy!! I love chocolate!! These look amazing!!
Yum! That chocolate ganache and marshmallow topping looks crazy good 🙂
These look amazing!!!! I am so saving these for a splurge night!