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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!

Is Peanut Butter Good For You?

Peanut butter is high in fat and calories (with around 190 calories and 16 grams of fat per 2 tablespoons).

But you get a lot of nutrition with those 190 calories.

Peanut butter is  a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Can Dog Eat Peanut Butter?

Yes, dogs can eat peanut butter.

Peanut butter should be given to dogs in moderation though, because it is high in fat and calories.

What Can You Substitute For Evaporated Milk?

You can substitute  cream or half and half (or a combination of the two) for evaporated milk.

You could also simmer 2 1/4 cups of regular milk down until it becomes 1 cup.

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

Reese's Mississippi Mud Bites

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 32

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3/4 Cup Butter melted
  • 1/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Bag Large marshmallows cut in half
  • 1 1/2 bags mini Reese's Peanut butter cups

Chocolate Frosting

  • 2 1/2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted softened butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • up to 1 tablespoon heavy cream if too thick
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter and evaporated milk.
  • Spoon into a greased mini muffin tin, about 3/4 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

  • 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 Facts
Reese's Mississippi Mud Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 178
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Carbohydrates 24.1g8%
Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugar 17.7g20%
Protein 1.7g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 comments

  • I just added this to by recipe box, thanks!

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    • Hope you enjoy them!

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  • I’m dying to make these, as they look soooo yummy. I’ve been saving the Reese’s we got for Christmas. Then I looked in the pantry and we don’t have any chocolate cake mix. What!!!! What’s a girl to do? I do have brownie mix, however. Do you think this would work? What would I have to remove? Thanks! Can’t wait….

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    • You could totally just make the brownies in a muffin tin and follow the rest of the recipe!

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  • These look incredible and would be a treat I’d love to be on the receiving end of 😉 yum!

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  • I think I got all the stuff to whip this up but I’m confused about one thing. In your ingredients you state CAKE mix but in your instructions you call them brownies? So I’ll wait to hear from you before I flub this one 😉 Look Yum-O

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    • Hi Diane! So because we use the evaporated milk and butter they turn into little brownies instead of cake. It’s a little confusing to read so I added a note. [email protected]

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  • Can you just mail me a box of these? Holy yum! I think I’m in love with these brownie bites!

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  • My little cousin is the same way and will not eat anything unless it is sweet. Regardless, these mud bites look insanely delicious!

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    • Thanks Christina!

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    • thanks, Michelle! I wonder why the link wasn’t working. I’m on it!

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  • You can’t go wrong with reeses, marshmallows and chocolate!

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    • Thanks Ashley!

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  • Yum! My nieces would love these!

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    • I hope they do!

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  • My Mom made a Mississippi Mud cake when I was younger that was my absolute favorite dessert ever!The picture of these took me right back and my mouth is watering! Thanks for recipe 🙂

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    • It’s such a delicious conversation!

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  • omigosh how yummy and cute! I love how simple yet sinful these are 😀

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