Layered Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
- 1-1/2 cups butter, divided
- 3/4 cup baking cocoa, divided
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 jar (16.3 ounces) chunky peanut butter
- 1/3 cup 2% milk
- 10 large marshmallows
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, melt 1 cup butter; stir in 1/2 cup cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until blended. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Beat in cocoa mixture.
- Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 3-4 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a microwave, heat peanut butter, uncovered, on high until softened, about 30 seconds. Stir and spread over warm brownies. Refrigerate until peanut butter is set, about 45 minutes.
- In a heavy saucepan, combine milk, marshmallows, remaining cocoa and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until butter and marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over peanut butter layer. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Cut into squares.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 brownie: 189 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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Jan 6, 2019
I made these bars with creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips in the topping instead of the cocoa because I ran out and they were really good! I was really afraid the topping would be really chewy but its not at all. Would definitely make again!
Jun 7, 2018
I gave it 5 stars for flavor but I feel like I missed something because there is nothing cakey about the brownie layer. Not the texture I prefer. I think next time I'll just use my own recipe for the brownie layer.
May 28, 2018
This recipe was not bad but it wasn't good either; it just tasted like peanut butter. I did not even taste the chocolate in the brownie or the icing.
Jan 29, 2018
This was SO yummy. We had a hard time waiting for the peanut butter to harden so our topping was not as smooth as I would have liked. Next time, I need to make it when the teenagers are not home and drooling. The smell truly was heavenly and the taste was too. Definitely worth keeping and baking again soon! (To answer an earlier question; baking soda nor baking powder was needed.)
Oct 11, 2017
I made these a birthday treat for my office and my co-workers practically inhaled them. They are very rich and decadent but pretty easy. When they say medium low heat for the marshmallow layer, they mean it. I turned mine down pretty low after my first attempt separated.
Sep 5, 2017
I took these to a cookout over the holiday weekend and they were such a hit. I would definitely make them again. Yummy
Aug 10, 2017
I made this recipe for my dad's 59 th birthday. I generally bake a cake but we are at the beach so I don't have all my cake pans and tips so this was a perfect alternative. Everyone loved it. The crunchy peanut butter adds a different texture for a nice added layer. Good find definitely a keeper.
May 26, 2016
Is this recipe correct without using any baking powder or baking soda?
Mar 12, 2016
What an outstanding recipe! I cut the recipe in half for the two of us, but we went through them so quickly that I wished I would've made a whole batch! I can't wait to make them again!
Aug 22, 2015
So tasty! A little time consuming, but completely worth the wait!