I have started and stopped writing this post about two dozen times, for a thousand different reasons. I won't get into that, but I will tell you that I came up with this brownie recipe during a recent bout of insomnia. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. and started doing my usual stressing/worrying/thinking. I decided to turn my thoughts into something productive, so I started thinking about food! And what better food to ponder than brownies?
I have been loving the "stuffed" treats lately, so (after some pondering) I came up with the idea of brownies stuffed with one of my all-time favorite candies, Rolos. I needed just a little something extra, and roasted marshmallows seemed like the perfect thing to throw on the top.
Most treats that I make end up being shared with my coworkers. These brownies did not get shared with my coworkers. My husband and I ate the ENTIRE batch by ourselves. Every last crumb. I can't even tell you how sinfully delicious they were.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, combine:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add the flour mixture in two batches just until combined.
Stir in a 12-oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spread half of the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish. Top with a layer of (unwrapped) Rolos (12-oz. bag).
Top with the rest of the cookie batter and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned.
Preheat your broiler. Top the brownies with 1 1/2 cups of miniature marshmallows and place in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Keep a close eye on them, as the marshmallows will brown very quickly! I do like my marshmallows a bit on the crisp side, but you may cook them to your liking.
Well worth being awake in the middle of the night!