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.



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.


Throw in some chocolate chips…


And this here, folks, is the special ingredient.


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.


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.


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


A sneak peek into the fudgey goodness.


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

And no, not because I ate the entire pan.


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


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

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  • 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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