Saturday, August 8, 2009

Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies

Julian described these as tasting like a brownies, but tearing apart and having the texture of marshmallows.  However, I think these are more like blondies since the color is light, and no chocolate is included in the batter.  But then that made me think, why are brownies called brownies?  Is it not just because they are brown?  Maybe it's the way they are cooked, like in a 13x9 in pan.  This  investigation lead me to where I found the definition to be: 


1.a tiny, fanciful, good-natured brown elf who secretly helps at night with household chores.
2.a small, chewy, cakelike cookie, usually made with chocolate and containing nuts.

While its not a small elf, this recipe definitely did look like one large cookie, as my brother kept referring to it as the "cookie thing" I made.
Now I don't remember exactly which site I got this recipe from as I printed this out during winter break when I was on my frenzy.  But when I google it I come across allrecipes, but I'm pretty sure I found this on someone else's blog. Ok!  I finally found the one I have.

Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies

1 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups mini marshmallows
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 baking dish.

In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butterscotch chips and butter, stirring constantly until smooth. As soon as the they butter and chips are melted remove from heat and transfer the contents of the pan to a mixing bowl. Be sure not to over heat the butter and butterscotch chips or they will separate and appear curdled. Cool the mixture to room temperature. Using an electric mixer, beat the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and eggs into the butter and butterscotch mixture. You can ad all the ingredients at once. When blended (the batter will be relatively thick) mix in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared ban. Bake for 25 minutes. The center will feel a little soft, but will firm while cooling. Let cool 2 -3 hours before cutting.

It is also unknown whether the recipe is called "disappearing" because the marshmallows actually disappear or because the bars are so good, they just disappear.  From this picture, it is clear it is not the first.  And from making these, and having none left after 2 days, it is definitely the latter.


  1. wow, this looks and sounds pretty amazing. good question about the "disappearing". the marshmallows did actually melt quite a bit, so that might have been the explanation actually.

  2. im officially a blogger! and cookie monster follower! hehehe

  3. Your photo of the inside of the brownie proves it doesn't disappear which is why I want to make it. It looks delightful.