Hot Chocolate Brownies

From by Kristy Still
Hot Chocolate Brownies

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My daughter came up behind me and then suddenly I found myself running around to the other side of the car, hiding. Why? I was trying to sneak a hot chocolate brownie in my mouth without the kids seeing.

I thought she was already in the car and that my husband was in there as well, waiting on me. But I was surprised to find them all looking at me the second I walked out of the door.

Hot Chocolate Brownies Picture

“What’s taking so long, Mommy?” “Oh nothing, kids…” That would be about the time I’m shoveling it into my mouth, knowing it was the last one and I did not want to share. I’ll admit it, leave my brownies alone! My husband just snickered at me and shook his head. He shouldn’t be surprised, right? I mean we’ve been together more than a decade, he should know that I couldn’t resist brownies.

Hot Chocolate Brownies Image

These brownies were perfectly chewy and sweet, pure goodness! I adapted my original brownie recipe to add a bit of hot chocolate mix and that really made these more of a milk chocolate taste instead of dark chocolate brownies. Of course, then the real treat was adding marshmallow bits and rainbow sprinkles to the top. What can I say; everything in life is better with sprinkles.

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Now, I did let the kids have one, so do not feel too bad for them, they got to taste this goodness. I also made brownie sundaes with these too; that was the late night treat after the kids went to bed. I’ll just ignore the fact that I probably gained ten pounds and think about that tasty treat instead.

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I already have more recipes to come with these. I’m thinking up parfaits, sundaes, cakes, and more!

Treat yourself and make a batch, you will not want to share either!




  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, or gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • marshmallow bits
  • rainbow sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs, flour, baking cocoa, hot chocolate mix, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer.
  3. Mix well until combined, and then pour into a greased 8-inch square pan.
  4. Add marshmallow bits and sprinkles to the top of the brownie batter and bake for 20-25 minutes or until when a toothpick poked into the deepest part comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes, cut and serve.


Le Creuset Heritage 3 Quart Square Dish

Cuisinart Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Le Creuset Revolution Spatula

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