Monday, March 8, 2010

Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies?

I don't know how this blondie recipe came to be called a brownie, but I do know they're chewy and decadent. They're also kind of ugly by nature as the dissolving marshmallows leave a few craters.

You know the song “If You Wanna Be Happy”, by Jimmy Soul? The one where he tells you to get an ugly wife. These brownie-blondies are exactly that. Not pretty, but they’ll sure make you happy!

I cut the bars into diamonds by slicing them into strips the long way, and then cut them diagonally across the strips. This left me with lots of gooey, chewy, buttery little ends. At this point I was compelled to make a big pot of coffee to enjoy the discards all by myself.

Discarded ends don’t count for calories anyway, right?

Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup butterscotch chips
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

2. Using a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butterscotch chips and butter together in the microwave, stirring occasionally until smooth. Set aside to cool.

3. In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in the melted butterscotch chips, then the flour, baking powder, and salt until smooth. Stir in the marshmallows and chocolate chips last. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan.

4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in preheated oven. Cool, and cut into squares or diamonds.

Notes: I line my pan with foil before greasing. Once the bars are cool I freeze them for about 30 minutes and then lift them out of the pan by the foil for easier cutting.

Recipe submitted by Maryl to Picture by Laura Flowers.


VegeCooking Club said...

They most definitely do NOT count as calories. I live by that rule. ;)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

These blondies were one of the first things I baked when I was a teenager - not with the marshmallows however, but I bet that addition makes them even more addictive.

Sue said...

I love blondies and yours sound especially chewy, the best kind! Have a great week Laura!

Southern Cookbook said...

Awesome Laura! These look great. I bet they were good with that hot cup of coffee. Yummy, now i am craving blonde brownies again. Lol
~Southern Cookbook

Memória said...

Nah, they don't count! haha

I love the fact that you cut them into diamond shapes. Good idea!

Sook said...

Ohh that looks so good! It's so cold over here again and so these brownies and a cup of hot chocolate would make me so happy. :)

sophia said...

Yum....I'm not the biggest fan of chocolate brownies, so I like this naked version of it! And marshmallows! Lovely!

P.S. You won the BSI: Brussel Sprouts! Congratulations! :D

Cristie said...

So funny! I just made some blondies last week and had the same thought, they just aren't beautiful--- but so tasty! I love the diamond shape, it does make me smile:)

Ashlea Taylor said...

These look great... who cares if they are not the prettiest. Doesn't stop me from wanting to dig in! Yum!!
p.s. loved all your comments about the roasted chicken :)

Ashlea Taylor said...

These look great... who cares if they are not the prettiest. Doesn't stop me from wanting to dig in! Yum!!
p.s. loved all your comments about the roasted chicken :)

Veronica M. said...

I saw Sophia's note above-congrats on winning this round of BSI! And no, those odds and ends do not count!

Fallon said...

Yummy! Anything marshmallow always has me intrigued ;)

love lives in the kitchen said...

wow! what a yummy thing :)
great pics and a lovely recipe!
have a sweet day,

Trissa said...

Yup! Discards, even if they come from this super yummy brownie, don't count! So enjoy all you want! You deserve it.

shaz said...

AHA! So that's the secret to cutting diamonds...can't believe I hadn't worked that out yet, so thank you! And you're so right, the end/scrap bits of all baked goods contain zero calories :) Great looking blondies.

Federica Simoni said...

deliziosi questi biscottini!! aspettami che arrivo!!! un abbraccio!!

princessapr said...

Those look delightful! I love blondies. It was the one recipe of my grandmother's I wanted when she passed (and I found it was a recipe from the side of a box!). This one looks heavenly.

I've lined my pan with foil before, but it didn't work that well, but I like the freezing part. That may help me in the future. I have a peppermint patty brownie that I am determined to get right.


CinnamonAndSass said...

Oh yum! It's been my experience that ugly baked goods usually taste the BEST! Especially pie, for some odd reason.

Lisa said...

I never count the "throw away" ends as real calories-- Are you kidding? These look so delicious. I love blondies but I never make them that often. Thanks for the reminder!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum... I could eat brownies and blondies all day long (and have the figure to prove it). I'm with you... I don't count the ends, corners, "throw away" pieces, or broken pieces as real calories. Heck, I could probably justify eating the whole pan :)

Diana's Cocina said...

Oh how I could go for one now with a cup of joe. They look delish.

Cherine said...

yummy and beautiful!! your brownies look perfect

Kitchen Butterfly said...

I need to get on this brownie-blondie bandwagon....they look so good!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Not ugly at all :). The diamond shapes are pretty, and I can believe the taste is fabulous.

notyet100 said...

this looks yum...

jessprof said...

I like your coffee mug :)

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