Reese’s Mississippi Mud Bites

#reeses Mississippi mud bites! The perfect treat to make with the kids over the break. And you can easily deliver them to friends & neighbors w-o hours of work! @hersheys ohsweetbasil.com-2

I’ve been trying out this new, kid friendly recipe on everyone that I can think of, young and old and it has gotten rave reviews so I knew I just had to share it with you! Everyone needs a fun recipe that they can make with the kids to deliver to neighbors and take to fun holiday parties, but more importantly they need a recipe that is quick and easy because take it from me it can get really stressful and exhausting hanging out in the kitchen and slaving over the oven. It’s just not worth it. Instead, get the kids involved, have fun and make something totally gooey and delicious with half the work! And although they are really similar to these Reese’s Marshmallow bars I think this version is much more fun for the kids.

#reeses Mississippi mud bites! The perfect treat to make with the kids over the break. And you can easily deliver them to friends & neighbors w-o hours of work! @hersheys ohsweetbasil.com-2

A long, long time ago I posted about marshmallow cookies, and then I did a guest post over at Is This Really My Life about them and how I learned who I was and what mattered most through being picked on. Years later I discovered something called Mississippi Mud Brownies or bars. Good crap those things are good. Have you had them? How had I not had them my whole life?! And how could I not make a kicked up version that’s totally popable so you can easily eat more and more?

#reeses Mississippi mud bites! The perfect treat to make with the kids over the break. And you can easily deliver them to friends & neighbors w-o hours of work! @hersheys ohsweetbasil.com-2

My kids see marshmallows and they are instantly sold. And I mean, SOLD. Our youngest was not thrilled by the idea of sweet potatoes the first time I made them. She sat on the stool next to me utterly disgusted until I pulled out the marshmallows. By the end of dinner she didn’t even need the marshmallows. She totally loved the sweet potatoes alone. But let’s not try adding sugar to everything to get a kid to like it.

#reeses Mississippi mud bites! The perfect treat to make with the kids over the break. And you can easily deliver them to friends & neighbors w-o hours of work! @hersheys ohsweetbasil.com-2

Those marshmallows were all carefully placed by our 7 year old and 3 year old. And I’ve never seen anyone so giddy about a dessert before. We all are Reese’s aholics, yes that’s a thing. I made it up, but it’s now a thing. Anyway, we love Reese’s so that already had everyone over the top excited.

#reeses Mississippi mud bites! The perfect treat to make with the kids over the break. And you can easily deliver them to friends & neighbors w-o hours of work! @hersheys ohsweetbasil.com-2

Whoever thought up the whole chocolate peanut butter combination is a genius. In fact, whoever thought up peanut butter is my hero. I love that creamy goodness. That’s right, creamy, not crunchy. It’s probably why I love scotcheroos chex mix too. Peanut butter chocolate heaven. Tell me I’m not alone in this!

Reese’s Mississippi Mud Bites

Reese’s Mississippi Mud Bites
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Serves: 32
 
Little brownies full of reese's, marshmallows and yummy chocolate frosting. It's like a kicked up mississippi mud brownie!
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • ¾ Cup Butter, melted
  • ⅓ Cup Evaporated Milk
  • ½ Bag Large marshmallows, cut in half
  • 1½ bags mini Reese's Peanut butter cups
Chocolate Frosting
  • 2½ Cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted, softened butter
  • 1½ tablespoons cocoa
  • up to 1 tablespoon heavy cream if too thick
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter and evaporated milk. Spoon into a greased mini muffin tin, about ¾ full. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost completely set. Remove from the oven and press in a reese's and top with half a marshmallow. Place back in the oven for an additional 2 to 3 minutes being careful to watch the marshmallows. Allow to cool and frost.
Chocolate Frosting
  1. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, salt and heavy cream until smooth but still stiff. Frost the brownies and enjoy!
Notes
While we use a cake mix because of the ingredients we use to mix them up they turn into brownies instead of cake!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 to 2 brownies

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.