Mississippi Mud Brownies
Mississippi Mud Brownies are awesome. Anyone who knows me knows I love rich desserts. I love making them and I love eating them! Too much, perhaps. This is one of the most spectacular brownies you will ever eat. It has a thick, dense brownie layer covered with softened marshmallows and then a fabulous chocolate sauce is drizzled over top. And, if you’re like me, you drizzle a lot more chocolate sauce over the top!
When I first saw this post last August I was ready to eat a few right away. Granted, my pictures are not going to be anywhere near as effective as the originals, but hopefully you will get an idea of what this spectacular dessert looks like.
This over-the-top dessert is a wonderful brownie for special occasions, holiday entertaining, office parties — that is, assuming you can get them out of the house safely! You may be tackled at the door! Decadent, luscious, sumptuous are all words I would use to describe Mississippi Mud Brownies.
No, you probably don’t NEED another Mississippi Mud Brownie recipe, but you ought to consider snagging this one all the same. It’s fantastic. You’re family will love these wonderful dessert bars and anyone else who’s lucky enough to get a crumb. In all actuality, these brownies aren’t super expensive like some bars are. Except for the almonds most of the stuff you will probably already have on hand in your pantry if you’re a regular baker.
Ah, go ahead, give ’em a try! You will love the ooey-gooey texture.
When I originally posted this recipe in April 2013, I was not yet taking pictures with my Canon camera. My pictures were okay, but not anything to write home about. I recently remade these delectable Mississippi Mud Brownies (January 2017) for a Bible Study Fellowship I hosted for our small group.
I served these brownies with lots of goodies including Potato Cheese Soup, Cauliflower Cheese Soup, Broccoli, Pear & Pomegranate Salad, Creamy Grape Salad, Spinach Pomegranate Salad, Rapid Rise Italian Herb Bread and some of my favorite Be My Valentine M&M Cookies. Everything turned out wonderfully. My guests served these brownies up with a few spoonfuls of chocolate sauce and they were all the rave. Give these brownies a try and you’ll see why.
Mississippi Mud Brownies are wonderful — especially when you drizzle extra chocolate sauce over top!
These chocolate brownies have an ooey gooey texture.
Every bite of Mississippi Mud Brownies is delectable.
Prepare yourself for a rich, decadent dessert!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Add sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt.
Beat with an electric mixer to combine.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add almonds and cocoa.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Pour mixture into a 9×13″ baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Sprinkle marshmallows over top.
Bake 5 minutes longer. You want the marshmallows to soften not scorch!
I used these ingredients for the chocolate sauce.
Meanwhile make chocolate sauce: soften butter. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, cocoa and heavy whipping cream and whisk to combine.
Drizzle sauce over top of the marshmallows. Sprinkle with almonds. (You will not need all the sauce, but set it aside to drizzle more over top of each individual brownie).
These rich brownies are gooey even without the extra sauce, but a little extra sauce makes Mississippi Mud Brownies spectacular!
Ah, yes, more Mississippi Mud Brownies please! Garnish with additional chopped almonds.
These are great for any kind of party. Everyone loves them.
If you enjoy chocolate and almonds together, you’ll gobble these up right away!
Here’s the recipe.
MISSISSIPPI MUD BROWNIES:
(Recipe adapted from Bev Cooks!)
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 tbsp. cocoa
- 1 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup chopped almonds, plus more for garnish
- 1 ½ cups marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Cream the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt with an electric mixer.
- Add flour, cocoa and almonds and stir well to combine.
- Spray a 9×13” baking dish with cooking spray.
- Pour brownie mixture into pan and bake 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle the marshmallows over the top.
- Bake approximately 5 minutes.
- Check half way through baking time. The marshmallows should soften—not brown.
- Spread Chocolate Sauce over top and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 stick butter, room temperature
- 3 tbsp. cocoa
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ¼ cup evaporated milk
- Meanwhile, prepare chocolate sauce while brownies are baking.
- Whisk together the powdered sugar, butter, cocoa and vanilla in a bowl.
- Add the evaporated milk and combine.
- Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the baked brownies and allow brownies to cool at room temperature for at least an hour.
- Slice and serve.
- Garnish with more chopped almonds if desired.
Don’t these look amazing? Prepare to drool, these brownies are addictive.
I liked mine with extra sauce.
Are you salivating yet?