Mississippi Mud

Mississippi Mud
     When I was a child, my grandmother would always have big trays of sweets out at her holiday dinners. One of the first things to be eaten by my family was her Mississippi Mud. I can remember vying for that last piece, as it would quickly disappear. It is no wonder, with its many layers of sweetness, who could resist?
     For those of you that have never heard of it, Mississippi Mud is a three layer brownie. The base layer is cake-like chocolate with walnuts, the middle layer is marshmallow creme, and the top layer is chocolate frosting. Once assembled, it is fairly tall, quite rich, and extremely delicious. It has a little bit of something for everyone in it and is pleasing to the eye and taste buds alike.
The base layer of brownie
The middle layer of marshmallow
The top layer of frosting

 

 

Mississippi Mud
 
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • BASE LAYER:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1&1/2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • dash salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
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  • MIDDLE LAYER:
  • 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
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  • FROSTING:
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2&1/2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. First make the base layer: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixer bowl on medium speed, beat eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  2. Add flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Beat just until well blended.
  3. Fold in walnuts. Spread batter evenly into a greased 9"x13" baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Immediately spread dollops of marshmallow creme over the base layer. Spread until smooth and even. Let cool on a wire rack for at least one hour before frosting.
  5. To frost, in a medium saucepan melt butter. Stir in cocoa powder and cook one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar; stir until very smooth. Spread on top of marshmallow layer.
  6. When frosting has set, cut into squares.

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