Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mississippi Mud Pie

If you're looking for chocolate, richness, and lots of sugar- this is your lucky day!
This dessert is super-sweet and perfect for a special occasion.
Even though it's called "pie", it is really more like a brownie-cake.
The texture of the cake itself will remind you of a Little Debbie Brownie. The icing is like the chocolate glaze on a doughnut. And- there's the hidden pecans and the marshmallows!
I'm not the biggest marshmallow fan, but I must admit, when they are gooey and covered in chocolate, I can more than tolerate them ;-)
(This recipe is not an original, it was passed down to me years ago and is quite popular here in the south.)

2 sticks of butter*
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
4 eggs 
1 1/2 cups plain flour
pinch of salt
1 t vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
Melt butter and cocoa over low heat (or in microwave). Add well-beaten eggs and sugar. Stir in flour, salt, vanilla, and nuts. Bake in sprayed 9X13 for 25 to 30 minutes at 325.

1/2 stick of butter
1/3 cup cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 cups miniature marshmallows
Mix ingredients for the topping (except for marshmallows) and cook over low heat until the powdered sugar and butter are melted. Immediately upon removing pie from oven, cover with marshmallows. The pour on the topping.
I recommend allowing this to cool and 'set-up' before slicing.
*I used 1 1/2 sticks of butter.
This post is linked to 20BelowThursdays 
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