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!
These loaded marshmallows are the rich and gooey dessert your heart has been dreaming of. Made with a homemade brownie base and given chocolate frosting and caramel sauce over the top you can’t help but fall in love at first bite. 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!
What are loaded marshmallow brownies?
They are a fantastic and wonderful twist and upgrade to the classic regular chocolate brownies. Packed with so much added flavor and love in every square this is a dessert you share with the world (or at least your next party). Made with a rich and flavorful brownie and then topped with chocolate frosting, marshmallows, caramel sauce, and more these are not your average brownies.
Serve these brownies up at your next party and watch them disappear they’re always a crowd favorite and with so many toppings loaded onto every square, there’s a little bit on something for everyone.
- Semi-sweet chocolate
- Granulated sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Caramel ice cream topping
- Mini marshmallows
- Unsalted dry roasted peanuts
- Powdered sugar
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Loaded Marshmallow Brownie Bars
- Melt the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl until completely melted and smooth.
- Stir in the sugar.
- Carefully add in the flour, cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Mix until combined.
- Pour the batter into a greased jelly roll pan.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and then drizzle the caramel over the top of the brownie.
- Top it with mini marshmallows and peanuts.
- Return the bars to the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until the marshmallows being to turn brown and toasty.
- Remove the pan from the oven and immediately drizzle the top with some chocolate frosting.
- To make the frosting, melt the butter, cocoa powder, and milk together in a pan on the stove.
- When dissolved and well mixed, remove the pan from the heat.
- Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer until the frosting is smooth.
If desired you can cook your brownies in a large baking dish instead of a sheet pan. Use a 9×13 baking dish instead of a sheet pan to get fewer servings, but thicker brownies. Please note that the baking time will be different as a result. Make sure that the brownies are mostly cooked all of the way through before adding the marshmallows on top.
To melt your chocolate you will need to do it in 30-second intervals in the microwave and stir well between each. it shouldn’t take longer than 2 minutes and if you overcook the chocolate it will become a hard clumpy mess as it seizes. Alternatively, you can melt in it a small pot on the stove over very low heat, stirring almost constantly.
How long are loaded brownie bars good for?
These brownies can be kept stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For the best taste experience, I recommend eating them within 3-4 days so that they don’t dry out.
What can I use besides peanuts?
If you don’t want to use peanuts in this recipe you can simply omit them. That said alternative nuts that would also taste great would be chopped walnuts or pecans.
Can I use my own caramel?
In my Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies recipe, I have an easy DIY caramel sauce recipe that would be perfect for these brownies if desired. If you want to leave the caramel sauce as salted it would pair wonderfully but even omitting the salt will still give you a great tasting sauce for these brownies.
Check out these other fabulous brownie recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Baileys Salted Caramel Fudgy Brownies
- Red Velvet Brownies
- Slutty Brownie Pie
- Cinnamon Chocolate Brownies
- Carrot Cake Cheesecake Blondie Brownies
Loaded Marshmallow Brownies
These brownie bars are loaded with peanuts, mini marshmallows, caramel sauce AND chocolate frosting!
- 1 cup butter
- 4 oz semi sweet chocolate chopped
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup caramel ice cream topping
- 1 10oz package mini marshmallows
- 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate until smooth and completely melted. Stir in sugar. Carefully mix in flour, 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 an additional 10 minutes or until marshmallow begin to brown.
- Remove and immediately drizzle with chocolate frosting.
For the frosting:
- While bars are baking, melt butter, cocoa, and milk. Remove from heat when melted. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating with a hand mixer until smooth
Serving Size1 bar
Amount Per Serving Calories 379Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 62mgSodium 253mgCarbohydrates 55gFiber 1gSugar 43gProtein 5g
You don’t like S’mores?! I don’t know if we can be BFF Blogging Buddies anymore… 🙂 Although these little babies look amazing!!!
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!
Soooooo…I’ll take 20 of these for lunch…yep, lunch. LOL! Pinned!
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!
A Sweet Baker says
I love S’mores but I might even take these over them! They look so gooey and moist – perfect! 🙂
Thank you Liz!
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. 🙂
You and me both John!
Yum… I’m a huge fan of marshmallows and all their fluffy sweet glory! Thank you for inspiring me today!
Thank you Michelle!
Meg Robins (@SweetTwist_Meg) says
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!
I will take 2/3 of the pan please!
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!
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!
Amy @ swiss miss in the kitchen says
sweet lord this looks amazing!!! Love it!!
Thank you Amy!
Meghan @ The Tasty Fork says
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!
Heather @ French Press says
tanya…these brownies are CRAZY…in a good way of course
Why thanks Heather!
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!
Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) says
This sounds and looks delicious!!! Please come share it at Two Girls and a Party linky party!!https://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-linky-party-20/
Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake says
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!
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!
Karly Campbell (@Buns_In_My_Oven) says
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!
Ohhh…yum! Those are gorgeous looking too!
Thank you Tonia!
It’s ok that you don’t like s’mores….these brownies look even better!!
What size pan do you use???
Tanya Schroeder says
I used a jelly roll pan for this recipe, so the brownies are on the thin side. You could use a 9 x 13 pan but your brownies be thicker so you may want to cut them into smaller pieces.
Marshy Naranjo says
In your instructions you never say what you do with the flour (from your ingredients list) is that mixed in with cocoa, eggs, vanilla etc? I just printed this out because it truly looks delicious!
Tanya Schroeder says
That is correct, it’s mixed right in with the cocoa.