Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bake This!: Chewy Lucky Charms Marshmallow Brownies

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I love any reason to celebrate by baking, and this lucky day is no exception. I’ve combined two of my favorite treats to make these moist and chewy treats. A slightly bitter chocolate brownie is complimented by the sweetness of Americas favorite marshmallows. 

  • Lucky Charms Cereal (Separate 20-30 marshmallows)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides. (This helps when removing the baked brownies from the pan, once cooled).

Add enough water to a medium saucepan so that it is 1 to 2 inches deep. Rest a heat-proof glass bowl over your pan, making sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Heat to a simmer. Add butter, oil, sugar and cocoa powder. Heat over simmering water to melt, stir until fully incorporated (mixture will look gritty, but moist.
Remove the bowl from heat and set aside for a few minutes to allow the mixture to cool. Once the mixture is cooled to a warm temperature, add in the eggs, one at a time, and mix with a spatula until fully incorporated. The mixture should look smooth and shiny. Fold in flour until mixture is smooth.

Pour your brownie batter into your parchment-lined pan. Sprinkle your Lucky Charms marshmallows evenly over the top of your batter. Press the ‘mallows into the batter just so they are not poking out over the top. (During baking, some of the ‘mallows may rise. Just poke them back into the batter halfway through baking with a spatula)
Bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife inserted in the middle comes out clean with a few moist crumbs.

Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool in the pan for a few minutes. Using the parchment paper, gently lift the brownies out of the pan and place onto a wire rack to continue cooling. 
Once cool, cut your brownies into squares, and enjoy!

Remember, you bake your own luck :)
xoxo - Sugar Dame

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