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MISSISSIPPI MUD BROWNIES

After weeks of bringing you savory, summer inspired recipes for fresh lunches and dinners, which we hope you’ve enjoyed trying and testing,  we’ve decided at Jules B that it’s time for a little sweet treat… Okay, so I use the word little loosely, more like big delicious indulgent tantalizing treat… but with the nights getting lighter time is on your side, it’s time to ditch the healthy eating for an afternoon, dig out the wooden spoon and get back to baking!

With inspiration from the Bev Cooks blog, meet the Mississippi Mud Brownie. The recipe takes the old favourite melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge brownie a step further, with chopped almonds, mini marshmallows and a sugary syrupy drizzle to pour over the top… Yep, we’ve twisted your arm!!  Treat yourself this weekend and enjoy sharing these delicious delights with friends and family (but trust me, you won’t want to share them at all)!

Mississippi Mud Brownies:

12 servings:

-For the Brownies:

* 225g butter
* 400g cups sugar
* 4 eggs
* 4 Tbs. cocoa powder
* 75g all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 cup chopped almonds, plus more for garnish
* 1 cup marshmallows

-For the Sauce:

* 100g cup powdered sugar
* 55g butter, room temp
* 3 Tbs. cocoa powder
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 55ml evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 350.

With a hand or standing mixer (or a good old wooden spoon), cream the butter and sugar together. Add one egg to the mixture at a time, beating after each one.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt and cocoa. Stir into butter mixture and combine well.

Add the vanilla and chopped almonds to the mixture. Stir to combine.

Lightly grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour brownie mixture into pan and bake 40-45 minutes,  or until a toothpick comes out clean. Bring out of the oven, sprinkle the marshmallows over the top, and stick back in the oven for 5 minutes. You don’t want the mallows to brown, just starting to soften.

While it’s baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, butter, cocoa and vanilla in a bowl. Add the evaporated milk to create a wonderful chocolate sauce. If you need to add more, go for it.

Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the brownies, let cool at room temperature for at least an hour (THE PAIN, I KNOW), slice and inhale!

Oh! Garnish with more chopped almonds if so desired. Which you should probably so desire.

Enjoy!

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