Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds

Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds

My dad has always loved Rocky Road ice cream. One of my most vibrant memories as a child was fishing out the “gross” almonds and “icky” marshmallows so that I could enjoy the chocolate ice cream sans a crunchy or fluffy interruption.

Twenty years later, I’m baking brownies and finding any excuse to work marshmallows and salted almonds into a dessert that needs little more than a napkin and an ice-cold glass of milk. The setup on this one is simple: Homemade brownies are baked and then topped with chocolate chips, salted almonds and mini marshmallows before going back into the oven for a burst of heat that makes the ‘mallows melt into the fudgy base below.

Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds

I have enough experience in the world of brownies to know that nuts can be a total turnoff to some. But have no fear. Skip them in the topping, or take your pick of the brownie lineup below. There’s a little something for everyone…

And finally, no foray into brownies would be complete without a shout-out to the Edges Only brownie pan, which, contrary to my level of obsession and constant hawking, I did not invent nor do I own stock in. But a girl (with brownie batter on her chin and marshmallow on her camera lens) can certainly dream…

Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds

Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds

Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds

Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds

Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds

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Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds

Yield: 16 (1-inch) brownies

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cold large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups mini-marshmallows
1/2 cup salted almonds, roughly chopped

Special equipment: An 8-inch square baking pan

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325°F and line the pan with parchment paper or foil leaving an overhang on two sides.

Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in a heatproof bowl or saucepot. Set the bowl atop a saucepot of simmering water to create a double-boiler. Stir the butter from time to time until it's melted and the mixture is smooth and hot to the touch. Remove the bowl from the double-boiler and set it aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the vanilla and then stir in the eggs, one at a time, stirring vigorously between each addition. Once the batter looks well-blended, shiny and thick, stir in the flour until it's fully incorporated. Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Bake the brownies for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove the brownies from the oven and immediately sprinkle them with the chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and chopped almonds. Return the brownies to the oven for about 5 minutes, just until the marshmallows begin to melt. Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool completely on a wrack.

Using the parchment paper or foil overhang, lift the brownies out of the pan, and slice and serve.

Brownie batter recipe adapted from BitterSweet.

      

67 Responses to “Marshmallow Brownies with Salted Almonds”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 17, 2013 at 12:37 am

    That Alice Medrich brownie recipe is my new favorite. LOVE IT. And your brownies look to-die for good (and normally I pass on nuts in desserts) but gosh, these look so good!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — April 17, 2013 at 2:32 am

    I’ll take these brownies with everything please!! Fantastic and delicious looking :)

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    Miss Kim @ behgopa — April 17, 2013 at 5:45 am

    It’s amazing how our palates change as we get older. I hated coconuts in chocolate when I was a kid..but now I love them. How do you stay so thin with so much yummy goodness around you?

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    marla — April 17, 2013 at 7:06 am

    These look great Kelly! When I was a kid I tried to avoid those almonds too…now on the other hand I LOVE ‘em!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — April 17, 2013 at 8:15 am

    The tops of those brownies looks insane!

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    Maria — April 17, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I am dying over here! These look amazing!

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    Tieghan — April 17, 2013 at 8:41 am

    These look killer! Seriously, I am dying over here!!

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    Kathryn — April 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Oh goodness, these brownies have everything going for them!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Absolutely incredible! I’ve never craved brownies so bad so early in the morning! Thanks for sharing, Kelly.

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — April 17, 2013 at 9:44 am

    oh my god these look amaaaazing!!! you are really challenging my diet right now Kelly!! love this spin on Rocky Road it’s so creative :)

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — April 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Aaaaaaand I’m dead.

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    Jennifer — April 17, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Well, I was going to make the pecan bars for my new neighbors but now maybe I’ll make these! Or maybe both! Your photos are as delicious as your recipes!!!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 17, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I… I ju… I just… I am speechless. I love brownie.

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    bakingismyzen — April 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

    LOVE this…gorgeous photos.

    ~Carmen
    http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — April 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I want to dive face first into these brownies!

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    Blair @ BlairSays.com — April 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Oh my goodness these look incredible. I am now doing a three day juice cleanse and this is not helping :)

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    Laura Dembowski — April 17, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Those look amazing. So gooey and sticky and messy, but all the best desserts are always messy!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Those salted almonds are killing me!! Looooove!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I have been waiting for this post since seeing the photos on instagram! Hallelujah!

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    Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — April 17, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    MMMMM Rocky Road type brownies! What’s not to love here!

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — April 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Oh yum, these look amazing!

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    Ruta — April 17, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Everything about this post is amazing. The pictures, the recipe, the story to go along with it… but mostly the recipe. Can you bake me some?

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 17, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I just love how gooey these are! Isn’t it amazing how age really changes taste preferences?

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    marcie@flavorthemoments — April 17, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    This looks so incredibly good, I’m at a loss for words. I just need to make these soon!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I love this brownie recipe! I’ve made them before and their fudginess is out of this world!! And I am loving the marshmallow and salty almonds added. So gooey, rich, decadent, perfect.

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    ashley - baker by nature — April 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Um…um… oh my… I am speechless.

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    what katie's baking — April 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    wow! these look SO GOOD!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    This looks so ooey and gooey and sticky and perfect. I need to make them. As always, your photography is perfection and makes me wish I could reach into the computer screen. Pinned!

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    Laura | My LIttle Gourmet — April 18, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Wow…words cannot describe…i mean, just wow…seriously? Must try!

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    Hazel@fresherfood — April 18, 2013 at 6:56 am

    They look amazing! So gooey and scrummy. I just wanted to say that I love your photography too – all your food looks stunning :)

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    katie — April 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

    WOW these look spectacular. You have my mouth watering once again!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — April 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I need to make these!!!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — April 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I love the combo of almonds and chocolate. In fact i made a batch of spanish salted almonds brownies a few weeks ago too! Addictive…

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    Annie — April 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Oh my goodness, I need to make these! Spectacular and I love the salted almonds.

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — April 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    whoa…how perfect!!

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    vanillasugarblog — April 18, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    love love love your blog!

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    vanillasugarblog — April 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    would LOVE to do an interview with you about you and your cookbook
    (see my blog for past interviews)
    email me if you have any questions
    (yes it’s free!)

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    Melissa — April 18, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I made these last night. OMG! so yummy! two of my favorite things stuck together. I just love marshmallows and having them all gooey and toasted on top of brownies is just genius! I used salted peanuts and it was just as good but I think next time I will add more chocolate chips on top too. Wonderful recipe =D

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — April 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    These pictures are making me want to lick the screen! What a great combination of flavors.

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — April 19, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I. DIE. Kelly, your brownie recipe totally rocks it! Cannot wait to try! xo

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 19, 2013 at 10:52 am

    It wouldn’t be safe to leave me with a pan of these brownies!! Ooey gooey deliciousness! PS: I used to always pick nuts out of my ice cream :)

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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — April 19, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I bet the salted almonds are absolutely fabulous amongst all the chocolate and marshmallow!!

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    Kathleen Richardson — April 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Kelly, this is truly a dreamy dish! Well done.

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — April 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

    These looks crazy-delicious!

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    the caked crusader — April 22, 2013 at 11:10 am

    oh my – that first photo should carry some sort of warning! Looks divine!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — April 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    These are beyond amazing! Love how gooey they look!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — April 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Oh. My. Yum. I have no words. Literally. I’d continue to drooooolllll……

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    Tina | My Life as a Mrs — April 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    these look out of control good!!! :)

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    joey @ 80 breakfasts — April 25, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I LOVE Rocky Road! Still my most favorite ice cream flavor ever :) So this is definitely getting bookmarked!!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — April 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    oH MY SWEET WORD KELLY!!!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — May 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Chocolate + Salt from the almonds = LOVE x a million.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Wow! I’m trying to cut back on the sweets but I think I’ll have to make an exception with these brownies!

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    Shema George — May 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog…these brownies looks super amazing !!!! Loved them ….nice close up clicks too !!

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    Tee Uhl — May 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Looks good, but tastes better!

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    marla — June 14, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Oh girl…these are knock out!!!! Pinned :)

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    James — July 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    mmm! looks pretty good! love it!

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    Julia N. — September 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I just made these, and they were amazing. Fudgiest. Brownie. Ever. I upped the toppings a bit because I love almonds. I will be making these again for sure.

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    ana — October 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    That looks so delicious!

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