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Final Exam Brownies Recipe

Final Exam Brownies Recipe

When my daughter was in college, she kept a batch of these fudgy brownies around when studying for final exams. With a blend of chocolate chips, marshmallows and nuts, they always earn high marks!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:30 servings


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided


  • 1. In a microwave, melt unsweetened chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, vanilla and chocolate mixture until smooth. Add flour and mix well. Fold in marshmallows, nuts and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • 3. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until top is set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 214 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Final Exam Brownies

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 254658
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"Delicious, fudgy, chewy and rich goodness. I was making them to gift to new neighbors so left out the nuts-in case of allergies- and I didn't have any marshmallows as I discovered at the last minute my husband had eaten all of them. They were delicious none the less and both neighbors visited me later that day requesting the recipe."

fnstlug User ID: 3658849 244050
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"Easy to find ingredients, but very tasty. These are fudgy, moist brownies. I think actually overbaked them, because they looked so fudgy, I didn't think they were done. All my marshmallows melted without a trace!"

katharinefly User ID: 4121971 101981
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"These are delicious, chewy and rich with just the right combination of Nuts and marshmallows"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 27902
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"This, folks, is chocolate heaven. These brownies are absolutely wonderful and I would give them ten stars if I could. I prepared these brownies today and followed the recipe to the letter. They are absolutely fantastic. Nothing but chocolatey goodness. I highly recommend this recipe. Here is a link to my review and photos:"

Sarinana User ID: 3344824 74553
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"These brownies are sooo good!! I've made them several times, they disapear quickly!

I make them just as the recipe says. YUMMY!!"

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 25462
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"Definitely a gooey brownie, but I've tried other gooey brownie recipes that I like better. The chocolate taste was weak, probably because of the addition of the marshmallows."

papabruce User ID: 1695977 33044
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"I have made this recipe many times and it always turns out great. I like to try lots of recipes but so far this is my favorite."

kelseypower_05 User ID: 5178573 61230
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"These are the best brownies I have ever made! I only fold in a half cup of marshmallows and a half cup of pecans, but they still turn out awesome (of course I still use one and a half cups of chocolate chips!). I'm not a huge marshmallow fan, but these are still wonderful."

terilee User ID: 3137818 44673
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"These are the best brownies I have made! I am not a big marshallow fan, but these are great!"

regansma User ID: 496976 41596
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"I always come back to this recipe and make these brownies. We love them."

MY REVIEW User ID: 5407286 61182
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"may need to cook longer"

kknepper User ID: 3913152 28587
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"very rich best brownie I have ever eaten"

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