Hot Cocoa Brownies with Marshmallows


These brownies were something I made up for my son and his Boy Scout troop on a camping trip. I took the general idea of hot cocoa and made it into these easy, delicious brownies!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
24 brownies


  • 1 ¼ cups shortening

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate (such as Baker's®)

  • 4 (.55 ounce) packages hot cocoa mix

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Place shortening and chocolate squares in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir cocoa mix into the melted chocolate; mix in sugar and eggs. Add flour slowly and mix thoroughly. Mix in marshmallows. Pour batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool.

Cook's Notes:

Use butter in place of shortening if preferred.

You can also use a king-sized dark chocolate candy bar instead of the unsweetened chocolate.

If you don't have a double boiler, you can boil a small amount of water in a saucepan and fit a metal bowl or smaller saucepan on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
14g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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