marshmallow brownie bites

These little treats hit you with four distinct textures and flavors in one little bite.  Sam and Eli helped me choose this recipe to share for the school’s teacher appreciation day.  I thought they’d be fun for the kids to prepare, but not sure if it was an appropriate adult treat.  The result was a very pleasant surprise!  The cookie was more like a chewy, fudgey brownie.  (Actually, I decided to change the name from chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies to marshmallow brownie bites.)  The pecan gave balance to the super-sweet marshmallow.  They’re like neat little individually packaged brownies, no mess trying to cut through marshmallow.  We’ll be making these again real soon ’cause dang, it was hard giving them away!

(Aren’t they cute!?)

Score – 8.5

Yields 3 dozen (calorie estimate: 136/cookie)


1 cup margarine

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup baking cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

18 to 20 large marshmallows


6 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons baking cocoa

1/4 cup milk

1-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

pecan halves


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; beat into creamed mixture.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, cut marshmallows in half. Press a marshmallow half, cut side down, onto each cookie. Return to the oven for 2 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For icing, in a small saucepan, combine butter, cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cool slightly; transfer to a small bowl. beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over the cooled cookies. Top each with a pecan half.


15 Responses to “marshmallow brownie bites”

  1. 1 Martha June 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Wow, you are quite the amazing baker AND food photographer!

    Shocked you don’t get more comments!!


    ur biggest fan.

  2. 2 Lucy June 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Ooh these sound delicious! They also look utterly irresistible, I am surprised you managed to give them away!

  3. 3 Bill June 13, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Anything with marshmallow is good thing. These look extra good.

  4. 4 Melissa June 15, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Those look amazing! Yum, yum.

  5. 5 Natalie (The Sweets Life) June 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I can’t wait to make these–I love anything with marshmallow!

  6. 6 Steph June 16, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    These look great! Love the pecan on top.

  7. 7 Becca June 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    These look delicious! I love chocolate and marshmallow together.

    One question: I noticed you used margarine in the cookies, but butter in the icing. I rarely have margarine; would shortening be a better sub than butter, or would butter work throughout the recipe?

    • 8 Two Tiny Kitchens June 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

      Hey Becca! Actually, I did try the recipe again, no margarine in the house so I used butter. The consistency was more cakey cookie than chewy brownie, but the flavor was about the same. I think I’d opt for the crisco over butter, but it’s a matter of personal preference I suppose. Let me know how they work out for you. 🙂

  8. 9 Amanda June 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    How adorable, I love them! I’m gonna try these, they look amazing.

  9. 10 Kelli July 9, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Such pretty cookies. Great idea for a gift! I’ll add these to the 50 other cookie recipes-in-waiting!

  10. 11 Jermaine July 10, 2010 at 11:14 am

    These look great. I’ll definitely try them out once I recover from the flu x)

  11. 12 Mary Ann October 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I just made them with my 5 year old daughter – we used butter – they are very rich and she loves them without the pecans but I love them with pecans!! Thanks for posting this – we will make them again for sure.

  12. 14 Holland October 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for putting the calorie count!

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