Chocolate Marshmallow Cake Bars Recipe

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake Bars Recipe

Are they brownies or are they cake? It’s a question as everlasting as “what came first, the chicken or the egg?” Kidding aside, these Chocolate Marshmallow Cake Bars have so much ooey gooey marshmallow-y goodness you will pin and share and make this recipe over and over in the years to come. Your children or grandchildren will sing made up songs about them. Your husband or wife will sneak a slice with breakfast…and then again at lunch. What does it all mean? It all counts as a huge “win” to me. To marshmallow fans everywhere: you need to make this one.  If you don’t want to fuss with baking a layered chocolate cake but you still want to serve something impressive, the kind of dessert that looks like it belongs inside the pages of a glossy magazine, then you simply must make this chocolate and marshmallow cake recipe.

It’s another show stopper. The chocolate drizzled over the top of the pale marshmallow looks fabulous and fancy. While it may look like a brownie base from my image above, when you actually bite into the thing, you quickly realize one thing: you will need a fork. I think it more closely resembles a cake in the fact that this recipe is hard to eat without a fork. Not impossible (I am a trooper), just a bit messy, with all that marshmallow sticking to everything. Expect any younger children to make a mess with this, as younger children (at least our children) often do. They will make yummy sounds and proclaim it to be “awesome.” They will ask when they can have another piece. You will feel pretty thrilled because this recipe is not difficult. In fact, it would make a great start for a beginning baker. Build up your confidence easily with a tasty recipe like this one.

The trick here is to remember that you aren’t browning the marshmallows, you are only softening them. In other words? Give it two minutes then take them out. Set a time so you don’t forget about them. You want the topping to be puffy, not dark brown and crunchy. This is a cut-out from Taste of Home: February/March 1999. I guess it’s been on my “must make” list for a bit then, eh? Don’t make the mistake that I did and wait far too long to try it. Make it right now and receive the compliments later.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake Bars Recipe

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Chocolate Marshmallow Cake Bars Recipe

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake Bars Recipe

Ingredients

    Bars
  • 1/2 Cup Butter (No Substitutes)
  • 2 Squares (1 Oz. Each) Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 10 1/2 Oz. Package Mini Marshmallows, Divided
    Glaze
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. 350* Oven.
  2. Grease 13 x 9 Pan. Set aside.
  3. Melt Butter and Chocolate in Double Boiler.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, beat the Eggs, Sugar, Applesauce and Vanilla Extract.
  7. Stir in the Chocolate mixture.
  8. Gradually add dry ingredients and mix well.
  9. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350* for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes clean.
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Are you looking for other amazing recipes involving chocolate and marshmallow? I know exactly how you feel. Don’t fret–I have plenty more where that came from. If you are more in a cookie type of mood, might I suggest the Chocolate Marshmallow cookies (that make fabulous lunchbox dessert)? They certainly rank high on our list of “best chocolate and marshmallow” cookie combination ever. It’s a wordy list but we mean it.

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