When it comes to baking, I can never get any more excited to dive into a recipe and, from scratch, combine all the ingredients in high anticipation of what the end result will turn out like.
It’s so fun and rewarding to me when it comes to making things from scratch; to see how a recipe can come together right in front of you with the right measurements and techniques. Some recipes don’t have to be that ‘complicated’ though…
With the time I’ve spent in the kitchen in experimenting, I’ve come to realize that some things are still just as delicious and finger licking good when coming from box recipes. I cannot sit here and dis Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, or any of the popular name brand box recipes – they clearly know what they’re doing!!
Brownies: it’s hard to mess up this simple and indescribably delicious and addictive treat. It’s chocolate, that’s all that matters. When something’s chocolate, it’s already perfect.
Yes, these brownies are not a homemade/scratch made/whatever kind of made you were looking for, version. But they always manage to disappear when people – hungry or not – come in close proximity with them.
Dark Chocolate and Marshmallow Brownies
Makes 30 brownies, depending on how big/small you cut them
– 1 box Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
– 1 box Fudge Brownies (Traditional Chewy Mix)
– Ingredients listed on both brownie mix boxes
– 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare 9×13 baking dish by lining the bottom and sides with parchment paper. (I sprayed baking spray very lightly over the paper, just as a precautionary step)
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine both brownie mixes and their listed ingredients on each box. Mix with an electric mixer until well combined.
3. Add in marshmallows and fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into middle of baking dish comes out fairly clean. (I took my brownies out around the 50 minute mark with the toothpick slightly wet/fudgey, but they were perfectly done, so don’t over bake them if you see your toothpick the same way!!)
4. Let cool in pan for an hour or until cool to the touch.
5. Lift brownies out with parchment paper and cut into desired sizes using a plastic knife if available!