Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars

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Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars are a totally indulgent brownie with three kinds of chocolate, an awesome marshmallow layer and the best dark chocolate brownie base.

Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars are a totally indulgent brownie with three kinds of chocolate, an awesome marshmallow layer and the best brownie base. Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars are about as over the top and decadent as brownies get with a bunch of dark chocolate chips, unsweetened cocoa powder and….wait for it.. Nutella. Yes, these brownies are a get your hands messy and don’t even care one bit about it over the top experience.

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Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars are a totally indulgent brownie with three kinds of chocolate, an awesome marshmallow layer and the best brownie base.  About a month ago I went a bit brownie crazy and spent the day baking up a storm making these Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars in addition to five more recipes. I even went through my entire stash of chocolate chips, which is a bit of a feat in itself since I stock up when prices are really low.

I ended up with 6 pans of brownies (thank goodness for my chef days, I have a stack of 13×9 baking pans that rival your nearest Williams-Sonoma.)

I know what you’re thinking, “Who is going to eat SIX pans of brownies.” Well… I had no trouble finding willing takers. About a pan and a half went my husband’s office, a pan went to school with my oldest for the teachers and almost four pans of brownies went to our local fire department.

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Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars are a totally indulgent brownie with three kinds of chocolate, an awesome marshmallow layer and the best brownie base.

Tools used in this Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars recipe:
9×13 Baking Pan – The straight edges and even cooking of this pan is ideal for bars and brownies.
Stand Mixer – The classic stand mixer, it’s always a huge help to get things mixed a heck of a lot faster. Plus, that blue! <3
Hand Mixer – For smaller jobs you don’t want to pull the large mixture out for, this hand mixer is a breeze.
Dark Chocolate Chips – My favorite dark chocolate chips, I keep them on hand in volume! More and more stores carry the brand now too, so when mine has a sale I buy 3 or 4 bags of every flavor. (Sometimes I can even get them for LESS than Nestle)
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – This cocoa powder gives an amazing, dark, rich chocolate flavor. I also highly recommend the Trader Joe’s Brand of cocoa powder.

Recipe

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Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars

  • Yield: 24 brownies
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars are a totally indulgent brownie with three kinds of chocolate, an awesome marshmallow layer and the best brownie base.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter , melted
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 bag (16 oz) miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups Nutella
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. To make the Brownie Layer:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour or use baking spray a 13x9 pan.
  3. In a large bowl or your stand mixer, add the butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs.
  4. Add in the cocoa powder, 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips and salt and until well combined.
  5. Add in the flour until just combined (don't overbeat)
  6. Bake about 25-28 minutes or just until done in the center.
  7. Add the bag of marshmallows over the top (I had a partially opened bag too, so I added a bit more, but honestly the 16 ounce bag is plenty).
  8. In a microwave safe bowl add the 2 cups dark chocolate chips and butter and melt in 30 second increments until fully melted.
  9. Add in the Nutella and whisk completely.
  10. Add in the Rice Krispies Cereal and fold to combine with a spatula.
  11. Add evenly over the top of the marshmallow layer and pat down slightly to form a cohesive layer.
  12. Refrigerate until completely chilled.
  13. For even easier cutting, you can put the brownies in the freezer for a couple of hours to let the marshmallows harden a bit to get nice clean cuts between brownies.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 brownies, Amount per serving: calories

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Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars are a totally indulgent brownie with three kinds of chocolate, an awesome marshmallow layer and the best brownie base.

Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars are a totally indulgent brownie with three kinds of chocolate, an awesome marshmallow layer and the best brownie base.
Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars are a totally indulgent brownie with three kinds of chocolate, an awesome marshmallow layer and the best brownie base.

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    1. Out of all the treats I made that day, I think these might have been the most popular! My husband didn’t want to share these with anyone!

  1. Love the added crunchy layer of these brownies! (I’m all about sharing sweets. I always send extras to friends and neighbors!)

    1. I wouldn’t worry about that too much – if there’s other grabby hands in your house they’ll be gone before you can stuff yourself!

  2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us. It looks yummy and amazing, i think i came accross this recipe at the right time. Now i have somthing special to prepare for my kids on our next picnic. Awesome post, kudos!!!

      1. You say to use 2 cups dark chocolate chips, but in your instructions, you say melt the milk chocolate chips?? I am confused, please let me know, as I would like to make this soon.

        1. Woops! Sorry for the confusion. I am a HUGE fan of dark chocolate so I use it in both the brownie base and in the topping. I updated the recipe directions for dark. That being said if you’re a fan of milk chocolate you can absolutely go with all milk chocolate here. The flavor won’t be as intense but hey different chocolate preferences for everyone 🙂

  3. These marshmallow crunch brownie bars look unreal! Definitely i will try to cook them for my kids, coz it’s better than snickers and other chocolates. Thx for sharing recipe!

  4. These look amazing. Though I’m not a huge fan of dark chocolate, I can tweak it to my taste. Seriously thinking of using Coco pebbles in place of Krispy rice. Hehe. But, how did you get the marshmallow so gooey? Did it just melt down a bit from the heat off the brownie and the topping?

  5. Can Nutella be substituted for something else in the Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars? I don’t cate for the taste of Nutella. Thank you. 

  6. Oh my heavens…. I could gobble down one (or 3) of them right now…look so yummy.
    Thanks for your recipe Sabrina.
    Darlene
    Nova Scotia

  7. Did you melt the marshmallows? It looks like a cohesive and solid layer of marshmallow, not individual miniature ones.