Quick and Simple = Yum

Chocolate is a bit of an obsession in my home. Adult or child, it matters not. Chocolate is wonderful and often stocked. Now, pure chocolate or little bits of candy are fine, but sometimes, I want more than that. I want chocolate so intense, I need a glass of milk before I'm finished enjoying my dessert.

Enter Mississippi Mud Bars. Rich and decadent, they are exactly the kind of intense flavor that I sometimes crave. And what's more, I have a super simple recipe that takes advantage of a boxed mix, marshmallow cream and premade frosting. Sometimes you have the time, energy and desire to make fantastic chocolate desserts from scratch. And sometimes having that craving satisfied is worth exploring some convenience foods and being pleasantly surprised.

Mississippi Mud Bars

  • 1 pkg. brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate frosting
Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Grease the bottom of a 13x9-inch pan. Combine the brownie mix, eggs, water and oil in a large bowl. Stir with a spoon until well blended, about 50 strokes. Spread the batter in the pan. Bake at 350 °F for 27 to 30 minutes or until set. Spread the marshmallow cream gently over the hot brownies. If it doesn't spread evenly, return the baking pan to the oven with the oven off for 2-3 minutes and try again. Place the frosting in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high power for 15 to 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour the frosting over the marshmallow cream. Swirl with a knife to marbleize. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
  • Yields: 24 servings
  • Preparation Time: 90 minutes

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