Mississippi Mud

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mississippi mud brownies. a.k.a. the best dessert that ever entered my mouth. no joke.

i decided to make this heavenly dish for my dad’s birthday a few days ago. let’s just say that anytime you mix chocolate with marshmallows, it’s bound to be amazing. so here’s the delightful recipe:

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what it took for 12 servings:

for the brownies:

* 2 sticks butter
* 2 cups sugar
* 4 eggs
* 4 tbs. cocoa
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 cup chopped almonds, plus more for garnish (i didn’t use any)
* 1 cup marshmallows

for the sauce:

* 3/4 cup powdered sugar
* 1/2 stick butter, room temp
* 3 Tbs. cocoa
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 1/4 cup evaporated milk

preheat oven to 350.

in a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. add one egg to the mixture at a time, beating after each one.

in a bowl, mix together the flour, salt and cocoa. stir into butter mixture and combine well.

add the vanilla and chopped almonds to the mixture. stir to combine.

lightly grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking dish. pour brownie mixture into pan and bake 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. bring out of the oven, sprinkle the marshmallows over the top, and stick back in the oven for 5 minutes. you don’t want the mallows to brown, just starting to soften.

while it’s baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, butter, cocoa and vanilla in a bowl. add the evaporated milk to create a wonderful chocolate sauce. if you need to add more, go for it.

drizzle the chocolate sauce over the brownies, let cool at room temperature for at least an hour (THE PAIN, I KNOW), slice and inhale!

i set the timer for forty minutes and they were PERFECT by then. also, when they had about seven minutes left, i whisked together the sauce so it wouldn’t sit there for like 35 minutes.

so there you have it. the total production took up about half the day including my near death experience when i lost the recipe. how does that even happen?!

if you couldn’t already tell, that first picture was waaaay too fancy to be taken by me, so here’s what mine looked like as it cooled. (excuse the flour-y pan)

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O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”

~ Psalm 34:8

enjoy!

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