Baking Tips for Brownie by Reward Me

Making brownies at home can be easy

Enjoy a slice of nutty, gooey Mississippi mud pie on the go with our brownie recipe.

This dense dessert, so named because it resembles the muddy banks of the Mississippi River, is packed with rich texture and flavor. But what if you want a version of Mississippi Mud Pie that's a bit more portable, and a little less messy? Try it in brownie form! Here's how. 

Mississippi Mud Pie Brownies
Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: $


3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 
1/2 teaspoons salt 
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 
1 cup white sugar 
3/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
2 whole large eggs 
3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 
1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter 
1-1/2 teaspoon canola oil 

Tip: In a time crunch? Use brownie mix and top with marshmallows, peanut butter and premade chocolate frosting for a quick fix.

2 cups mini marshmallows 
1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped 

2 cups confectioners sugar 
1/8 teaspoons salt 
4 tablespoons unsalted butter 
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 
1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk 
1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line an 8-by-8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper
  2. In medium bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and then set aside
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat together 1/2 cup butter, sugar and 3/4 teaspoons vanilla until creamy
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and stir dry ingredients into batter
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan, spread evenly and sprinkle with chocolate chips
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 22-25 minutes
  7. When brownie layer is done baking, combine peanut butter and oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 20 seconds to soften
  8. Pour this warm mixture over hot brownie and spread
  9. Sprinkle the peanut butter-covered brownies with marshmallows and return to oven to bake for 3 more minutes, or until the marshmallows puff
  10. Remove from oven and sprinkle puffed marshmallows with toasted pecans

To make the frosting


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  1. Combine confectioners’ sugar and salt
  2. In small saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat
  3. When butter is melted, add the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1/4 cup of the milk and heat until the mixture begins to boil
  4. Pour this mixture into confectioners’ sugar/salt mixture and beat on high speed with an electric mixer until smooth and glossy
  5. If frosting is not pourable at this point, add remaining 2 tablespoons of milk
  6. Beat in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and then pour evenly over puffed marshmallows and pecans
  7. Let cool completely in refrigerator for 1-2 hours, and then cut into squares and enjoy

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