May 21, 2013

Brownie Batter Fudge

A few weeks ago, a fellow army wife started talking about brownies and how good they were.  Her husband mentioned that brownies don't last long in their house and I thought, "Hmmm, sounds familiar."

We were out at a dinner, and while they discussed favorite desserts, I sat there mourning the fact that my baking sheets, pans, mixer, ingredients, etc, had all been packed up and were currently on a barge somewhere.  I wanted a brownie. Not just one, but a whole pan.

Years ago, I stopped buying brownie mix, because there was no point in me making brownies twice a week.  Well, there was a point in it, but it wasn't a good or a healthy one.  Especially if I also had a can of frosting somewhere in the kitchen.

So, in reflecting on some of the brownie recipes I've made in the last few years, I started missing my kitchen.  Well, not THAT kind-of-hideous kitchen in Alaska, but having my own kitchen in general.
Alaska was good for my desire to bake...I'll give it that.

Hot Fudge Brownie Milkshakes
Peanut Butter Cake Shakes
Caramel Brownie Pie
Peppermint Brownies
Kahlua Brownie Sundaes
One-Bowl Brownies
Salted Hot Fudge Caramel Brownies

So now, we have Brownie Batter Fudge.  It's chocolatey and chewy (as usual), but with the flavor of boxed brownie mix.  I don't care how many brownie recipes you have: Boxed brownie mix definitely has its place, right?? :)

Brownie Batter Fudge
makes an 8x8 pan

1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 T. butter
1/4 t. salt
2 cups mini marshmallows (plus extra for the top if you'd like)
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I use about half a bag)
1 t. vanilla
1/4 cup dry boxed brownie mix
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Combine sugar, milk, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat and stir constantly for 4-5 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the marshmallows, chips, brownie mix, and vanilla.  Stir vigorously until all is incorporated.  Add the nuts.

Spread into a foil-lined and greased 8x8 inch pan, and top with extra marshmallows.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.  I left mine in the fridge for about 6 hours and it was perfect.  Remove the foil from the pan and cut the fudge into squares.


  1. pinning this and making it soon! yum!!!

  2. Betty Crocker was in my kitchen last night at 10pm making brownies.

    Ain't nobody got time fo that. HA

  3. Sounds yummy! I keep telling myself to make all this stuff yet its not happening, ha!

  4. New favorite fudge. OMG I want it for breakfast!

  5. Yes please!!!! This looks amazing.

  6. You have the most amazing/creative mind when it comes to desserts! These look so amazing!

  7. Mmmmm. I had this fudgey brownie with peanut butter frosting today. It was amazing. :) Gotta love brownies (and students with birthday snacks!) .

  8. haha - funny that i said I'd make these soon in my comment before! But I did finally make it today and it is SOOO good! thanks for the recipe!!


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