Loaded Marshmallow Caramel Ganache Brownies

by Victor Martelle
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Yield: 9×11 in (23×28 cm) Pan of Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 box Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 16 oz marshmallows
  • Few handfuls of crumbled cookies or a chocolate candy

Utensils

  • 9×11 in (23×28 cm) pan or similar
  • Cooking spray or oil
  • Large and medium bowl
  • Aluminum foil or plastic wrap

Let’s Make It!

  1. In the large bowl, bake brownies according to the directions but replace the oil and water with equivalent milk and butter amount.
  2. While brownies bake, in the medium bowl, microwave the heavy cream until it is hot but not boiling.
  3. Add 75% of the chocolate chips to the heavy cream and stir until combined.
  4. To achieve the right consistency, add more chocolate chips if needed. We want to achieve a thick consistency that will be both solid and chewy when it cools down. (Note: When I did this, I put a small amount into a bowl and then into the fridge briefly. Depending on the results, I would add more chocolate chips).
  5. After brownies are done, top with marshmallows and bake for another 5 minutes.
  6. Take brownies out and top with your ganache and crushed cookies and/or candy.
  7. Cover and refrigerate to store.

Notes & Alternatives

  • Any type of brownie mix will do depending on your preference. This includes brands and different flavors. I found that Ghirardelli’s Dark Chocolate mixes complimented this recipe nicely.
  • Don’t think you have enough on your brownie? Top with more things you have lying around including: chocolate syrups, caramel, fruits, whipped cream, etc.
  • Want to store it longer? This freezes fairly well.
  • Can you finish one of these brownies without any milk?
Birds eye view of a loaded ganache brownie topped with marshmallow, chocolate pieces, and caramel syrup on a white dish.
Another view.

History

  • While not well established, brownies were likely invented some time in the mid 1890s and rose to prominence in the beginnings of the 1900s.
  • “These are too rich!” – My mom

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