Hello June! You’re hot. You make me want to get a new swimsuit. I keep obsessing over this one.
Do we like it?? Yay or nay?? Let’s forget the cost for a moment. Let’s also forget the amount of brownies I’ve consumed while looking online at swimsuits.
Brownie Marshmallow Crunch Bars
Recipe from Good Thymes & Good Food
For the brownies: 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2/3 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
For the topping: 1 bag (10½ ounces) miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tbl unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
To make the brownies: In a saucepan, melt the unsweetened chocolate, butter, and 3/4 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips over low-medium heat. Stir occasionally until melted. Keep an eye on it as to not let it burn. Set aside to cool for while you prepare the rest of the brownie mixture.
In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl , whisk eggs thoroughly. Add the sugar and vanilla to eggs and whisk until combined. Stir the melted chocolate into the egg mixture. Mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips.
Pour batter into pan. Smooth surface with a spatula. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
To make the topping: Remove brownies from oven. Immediately sprinkle bag of marshmallows on top. Try to sprinkle evenly and press them down a tad. Return pan to oven for 3 more minutes. Remove pan from oven after 3 minutes and set aside.
In a saucepan, add milk chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Melt over low heat. Stir constantly until completely melted. Remove saucepan from heat. Add the Rice Krispies to chocolate/peanut butter and mix well. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.
Spread mixture evenly over the marshmallow layer. Refrigerate until chilled before cutting.
I suggest making these brownies the night before to allow them to chill completely. I was impatient and the marshmallow gooeyness made it a bit messy to cut.
You can also eat these chilled or at room temperature. I partook in a brownie each way. To…ya know…give you the complete food blogger view. I’m a giver like that. You’re welcome.
With the chilled brownie, the peanut butter flavor was more prominent. With the room temperature brownie, the marshmallow layer was more prominent. So, it just depends on what you prefer! For me, it was chilled peanut butter flavor all the way! Either way, these brownies are to die for!! Maybe I’ll eat one in my swimsuit soon.