• February 6, 2013

Annette’s Glorified Brownies

Indulge in these rich brownies topped with marshmallows and chocolate icing from Recipes from Our Front Porch, the Hemlock Inn’s cookbook.

Lainey Shell White


  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate icing (recipe below)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs that have been beaten well and vanilla. Add melted chocolate. Sift flour and baking powder together. Mix well and add to chocolate mixture. Add nuts. Pour into a greased 8-by-8-inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

When done, place marshmallows over top and return to over until marshmallows are melted. Remove from oven and spread marshmallows. Cool. When cool, ice with chocolate icing.

Yield: 12 brownies

Chocolate Icing

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • milk, if needed

Cream butter and add sugar with cocoa. If mixture gets too thick, add a small amount of milk.

Yield: 1 cup

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