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Final Exam Brownies

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
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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


  • In a microwave, melt unsweetened chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 214 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • ebramkamp
    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
    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
    Jul 7, 2013

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

  • MarineMom_texas
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Feb 28, 2011

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

  • regansma
    Jan 8, 2011

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