Hello, lovely readers! Last Friday, the tailgate dish that I posted was Gumbo Dip which I cooked the day that Auburn took on LSU. I rather liked the theme of eating foods from the other school’s home state. So when Auburn played Mississippi State last Saturday, I decided to make these Mississippi Mud Brownies. Sadly, Auburn lost the game, but eating a warm, gooey, rich brownie certainly made me feel better about losing.
Brownies are a staple of football parties everywhere. It’s a classic dessert that everyone loves! What makes these brownies unique are the Oreo crust and the marshmallows! I will admit that these are not the most beautiful brownies in the world — the marshmallows didn’t really melt like I thought they would. The insides melted but there’s these strange outer marshmallow husks just sitting there on top of the brownie. While it tasted AMAZING, like a lightly toasted marshmallow, I think it makes the brownies a little uglier. But hey, how pretty is something with the word “mud” in the title supposed to be anyway? In spite of the marshmallow husks, that ooey gooey molten chocolate definitely looks appealing. And the Oreo crust just made these brownies out-of-this-world delicious! I think I might start making all my brownies with an Oreo crust.
Auburn’s next game is against South Carolina. Any ideas for a good football party food I could make inspired by the state of South Carolina? Let me know in the comments!
- 30-40 crushed Oreos
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or 1/2 cup of applesauce to cut calories - it works just as well)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan.
- Pull out 1/8 cup of crushed Oreos and set aside. Mix the rest of the Oreo Cookie crust with melted butter. Spread into the bottom of the pan and press firmly. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Fold in the marshmallows.
- Pour brownie mix on top of Oreo crust. Sprinkle the rest of the crushed Oreos on the top of the brownie mix in clumps.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
To avoid the "marshmallow husks" on top of the brownies, next time I think I might try using marshmallow fluff. After baking the Oreo crust and letting it cool, spread on a layer of marshmallow fluff. Then pour the brownie batter on top and bake.
Source: The Idea Room