Oooey Gooey Fudgey Brownies.

These are seriously some of the BEST brownies I have ever eaten…and they are made from scratch.

This recipe came from a family friend and was in one of those rinky-dinky cookbooks that private schools and churches make. Those rinky-dink cookbooks have some of the best recipes, let me tell you. There are alot of family secrets hidden in those cookbooks.

And before your mind wanders off too much, I mean FOOD family secrets, not family secrets like the ones David Letterman is spilling all over the media. Or like my little secret of how I peed my pants while wearing tights in Kindergarten. Can you even imagine how uncomfortable THAT is? I almost feel for Dave.

Or not. But I bet if he made his wife these brownies she might consider not making him sleep on the sidewalk.

My first 6 months of marriage may have been more tolerable if my hubby made these for me every single day.

Melt some baking squares and butter in the microwave.

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I use semi-sweet baking squares. Because NOTHING is sweet enough for me. Seriously – nothing. You will often find me with a baffled, confused expression when someone says they can’t finish their dessert because it is ‘too rich.’ What is that?? Really – WHAT does that mean??

There is nothing ‘too rich’ for me. And there is also probably no one ‘too rich’ for me, either. Sorry. I like shoes.

This batter begins quite differently than most because instead of creaming softened butter and sugar, we cream melted butter and sugar. I would never have thought of that. In fact, I thought it was wrong and called my mom 67 times before making this saying  ‘are you SURE this is right??’

I can be a bit dramatic.

As usual, my mom was right and the batter was perfect.

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Throw in some chocolate chips…

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And this here, folks, is the special ingredient.

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Mini marshmallows! They must be mini. I have seen recipes for ‘smores brownies,’ so before you decide that this doesn’t look like anything special, I have to say this tastes absolutely nothing like a smore.

The marshmallow completely melts because it is mixed in with the batter.

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There is no trace of marshmallows in the brownies – instead, we are left with a gooey, fudgey addition like nothing I have ever had before.

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The marshmallows also create a thin, crispy, chocolatey, crusty layer on top.

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A sneak peek into the fudgey goodness.

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Can you see it?? I can feel it in my waistline already.

And no, not because I ate the entire pan.

Yet.

Please, please try these.  In the name of all things chocolate and sugary, please try!

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These make perfect gifts, too. They are THAT GOOD. They are THAT brownie that can be given as a present. You can be THAT GIRL (OR GUY) that gives brownies as gifts. Really, they are just THAT good.

Oooey Gooey Fudgey Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2-3 squares baking chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt butter and baking sqaures in a microwave safe bowl. In the mixing bowl, cream melted butter and chocolate mixture. Add in sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs, beating one at a time. Add flour and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Fold in marshmallows.

Pour into greased 9 x 13 baking dish (I used a 10 x 10 square cake pan).  Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until just barely done.

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Now, go out and buy your pants one size bigger.