Loaded Marshmallow Brownies

I love pot luck and picnic food, especially the desserts!

These brownie bars are loaded with peanuts, mini marshmallows, caramel sauce AND chocolate frosting!

Good thing this recipe makes enough to share with a crowd!

Loaded Marshmallow Brownies

I am about to tell you all a huge secret.  I don’t like S’mores.  There’s the cold, ugly truth.  I’ve never really felt like I could make that confession, being a mom, food blogger and former girl scout troop leader.   However, I feel it’s time.  I like most of the components of a S’more, especially in sweets like these sandwiches or this toffee.  And I like that the term S’more is a contraction.  Plus it’s fun to say things like “I’d like s’more S’mores please”.

Loaded Marshmallow Brownies

I’m not a big fan of marshmallows.  I do like them roasted,  but I like them blackened and charred.  I love how the ash-flavored outside of the marshmallow gets perfectly crusty while the inside stays especially gooey and melted!   I could eat loads of those types of marshmallows.  Mildly toasted marshmallows resting atop a little square of chocolate (which never melts enough for my liking) do nothing for me.  When I smoosh down my marshmallow with a pair of stiff graham crackers, the whole thing always seems to break apart as soon as I bite into it which causes the chocolate and marshmallow to ooze down my chin, and inevitably end up stuck in my hair!!!   That is not my idea of fun, no sirreee.

Loaded Marshmallow Brownies

I’m not a total S’more killjoy.  I just altered them a bit .   I nixed the graham crackers, added a brownie base, nuts,  caramel and chocolate frosting!  Just a slight makeover, really.  I’m sure you’d hardly notice.  Ok, the nuts might give it away!   I can honestly say, as someone who has a luke warm attitude towards marshmallows, I went ape over these brownies!  The marshmallows are toasted on the outside, but keep their middles perfectly gooey and soft, which tastes superb with the nuts!  Smooth caramel is hidden underneath all those crunchy, dry roasted nuts and  then sinfully sweet chocolate frosting is drizzled over the entire pan!

Loaded Marshmallow Brownies


S’mores are a fun, classic campfire treat, but if you are ready for a bit more, then these loaded marshmallow brownies are for you!


Chocolate Marshmallows

Chocolate Marshmallows


SMores DonutS’Mores Chocolate Donut






Loaded Marshmallow Brownies
For the Brownie
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 oz semi sweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 10oz package mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate until smooth and completely melted. Stir in sugar. Carefully mix in cocoa, eggs, vanilla and salt. Pour onto a greased jelly roll pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove and drizzle caramel over bars. Top with peanuts and marshmallows. Return bars to oven and bake and additional 10 minutes or until marshmallow begin to brown.
  2. Remove and immediately drizzle with chocolate frosting.
  3. For the frosting:
  4. While bars are making, melt butter, cocoa and milk. Remove from heat when melted. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating with a hand mixer until smooth


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43 Responses

  1. You don’t like S’mores?! I don’t know if we can be BFF Blogging Buddies anymore… :) Although these little babies look amazing!!!

  2. I love s’mores, but I like your version, too! I agree completely that marshmallows need that char. If they don’t, they’re just kinda there for me. These look really amazing!

  3. Soooooo…I’ll take 20 of these for lunch…yep, lunch. LOL! Pinned!

  4. I just sank into my seat when I clicked over and saw that photo. Ahhh. THOSE are the brownies that a friend’s Mom used to make when I was young….and I LOVED them! I’ve tried unsuccessfully to recreate them…but yours looks just like those yummy, gooey, marshmallowy babies! I am so excited! I’ll be whipping some up for the weekend! Thanks so much!!!!

    • Caroline I am so happy to be able to have brought a bit of nostalgia to your day! Thank you!

  5. I love S’mores but I might even take these over them! They look so gooey and moist – perfect! :)

  6. I never was much of a s’mores fan, Tanya. I thought them to be a whole lotta hoopla over nuttin. Just give me the chocolate and I was happy. This treat, though, with the brownie bottom, is more my style. While others are toasting marshmallows for their s’mores, I’ll enjoy a few of these, thank you very much. :)

  7. Yum… I’m a huge fan of marshmallows and all their fluffy sweet glory! Thank you for inspiring me today!

  8. I actually hate marshmallows but I love smores. I think it is just the full combo that makes it okay for me.

    • Really no marshmallows for you? I actually hate eating them unless they are toasty and melty!

  9. I’m not a huge fan of s’mores either. I like the chocolate and toasted marshmallow but could do without graham crackers. So, your version is perfect for me!

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who could skip the Smore!

  10. I like s’mores, but the messiness annoys me. These look like a less messy but equally delicious version!

    • It is messy! To me it’s the crummy graham crackers that drive me nuts! Thanks Natasha!

  11. This is my kind of brownie!! Pinned!

    I also love a charred marshmallow. People never understood why I always to set marshmallows on fire when we camped. :) Good to know I’m not alone.

    • A kindred spirit! The more toasted a marshmallow gets the better!

  12. OMG we are identical!! I LOVE me a blackened, toasty marshmallow. Then I eat off the top and blacken it again. And no, the chocolate is never the right meltiness. I much prefer s’mores as bars, pie, and brownies! Like these!

    • Man Dorothy, it never occurred to me to blacken them again! Brilliant! Thanks Dorothy!

  13. These brownies look amazing! I can’t believe you don’t like s’mores! It’s alright though, everyone gives me a hard time for not liking mashed potatoes;) Love the caramel/chocolate/nuts combo in these brownies though!!

    • Ha! I’m not big on mashed potatoes either! I need some help I think! Thanks Stephanie, these brownies were wonderful!

  14. These marshmallow brownies look delicious Tanya! Saving recipe. I found your blog post on Tidy Mom, I’ve Lovin It.

    • Welcome Laura! These brownies were so good, a new family favorite!

  15. Oh my gosh, I made something similar to this a couple of weeks ago that I haven’t posted yet! Haha! Second time today that this has happened. :)

    Your version looks marvelous! :)

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • Don’t you hate it when that happens With me, I usually see someone else blog about something I was thinking of making! Thanks Karly!

  16. It’s ok that you don’t like s’mores….these brownies look even better!!

  17. […] can’t explain my distaste, I’ve written about this before so I won’t bore you.  Suffice it to say that I’d rather eat a blackened marshmallow followed […]


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