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Broadway Brownie Bars Recipe

Broadway Brownie Bars Recipe

I named these dessert bars for Broadway because they're a hit every time I serve them. I especially like to make these for the holidays, or for hostess gifts. They're always sure to please any sweet tooth! —Anne Frederick, New Hartford, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients until smooth; set aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and chocolate. Remove from the heat and let cool. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add sugar, flour, baking powder and nuts, stirring until blended.
  • 3. Spread batter in a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spread filling over batter. For topping, in small bowl, combine chocolate chips and nuts; sprinkle over filling.
  • 4. Bake 28 minutes or until almost set. Sprinkle with marshmallows; bake 2 minutes longer.
  • 5. For frosting, in a large saucepan, heat butter, milk, cream cheese and chocolate until melted, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Immediately drizzle over marshmallows. Chill well; cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 271 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Reviews for Broadway Brownie Bars

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

"to DuckMichele-I'm there also. wanna make these for our sons best friend who just had a baby (his wife) but he's highly allergic to nuts"

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"very good but very sweet. The girls LOVED them. Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"These were really very good. Homemade always wins out over a boxed mix! I actually made brownie sundaes with these which for some maybe a bit over the top, they are however delicious on their own!"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"My family thought they were AWESOME! This recipe will be a keeper."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"I wont make these again. The marshmallows come away from the brownie. They are impossible to cut neatly. Not near enough chocolate/cocoa to make a brownie base. Waste of ingredients!"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"A 4 star rating because if sounds so good! I'm wondering if it would affect the recipe very much if the nuts were left out. My family doesn't like them very much and one is allergic."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"This recipe is identical to one I've used for 30+ years! The only difference I find is that mine are called Rocky Road Bars--or Helen's Sin Bars, lol. This recipe is a hit whenever I make it at Christmas. Yes, these are labor intensive, but the results are worth it for how good they are! I'm not sure that anyone who is a mild/milk chocolate lover would like these. These are so rich, so deep chocolate that they are perfect for a true chocolate lover."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"Oh Anne! Decadent! Delicious! Orgasmic! You a Broadway star! I made a batch for me & a batch for a neighbor. I did add a little homemade peanut butter to the brownie batter & to the topping to 1 batch - couldn't help myself. Yuummm! Great name for this recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"These are my all time favorite brownies. The best ever!"

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