When we were growing up we lived for the days that my mom would bring home a box of Mississippi mud for us to bake and devour. It is a highlight from my childhood and we were all devastated when we found out that they stopped making it.
I Googled it one day to see if they still made it and came across recipes to make it at home. Apparently, all Mississippi Mud is, is brownies with marshmallow on top – who knew? I would have swore there was some magical ingredient in it that made us addicted to the stuff. There were lots of different recipes but I used a brownie recipe that I liked and then added the marshmallows on top. Like it says in the directions below, it was a struggle cutting through the marshmallows – who knew that they would be so sticky! But having the knife hot helped a bit – just don’t except perfectly square, presentable brownies. But they taste SO good, so its worth it.
Mississippi Mud Brownies
½ cup butter
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
¾ cup flour
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
½ tsp salt
2 cups mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350oF and grease an 8”x8” pan.
- In a small saucepan, melt cocoa and butter, stirring as the butter melts. Remove from heat.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs until frothy.
- Add sugar, flour, nuts (if you want), and salt. Pour cocoa mixture over and stir until combined.
- Scrape batter into greased pan and bake for 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out almost clean.
- Take out of the oven and pour the mini marshmallows over the top to cover evenly.
- Put back into the oven and put the oven onto high broil. Watch it closely and take out when the marshmallows are slightly golden.
- Cut into squares when cool. The marshmallows are very sticky and hard to cut through, so I had a cup of very hot water that I could soak the knife in before cutting each square.