It's time for Brownie Week! This is going to be a fun and delicious week of baking and if you're a fan of chocolate, brownies and baking then this is the week for you....
To start this week off I have a simple, delicious recipe (with a video!), that is also a definite crowd pleaser. I introduce you to Brownie Mallow Balls.....
These were inspired by my Mallow Balls recipe, which (if you haven't already), you should definitely check out! These are brownie truffles with a hidden marshmallow surprise in the center of each and they are covered in a melted white chocolate coating. These truffles contain the perfect balance between the rich, fudgy, chocolate brownie and the sweetness from the marshmallow and white chocolate. They are also a great balance between fun for children and parties while remaining indulgent and "sophisticated" for adults. (I served these at a family gathering and my Uncle couldn't stop eating them so that is a very good endorsement!)
As you will see from the video below, these really are very simple to make. You only have to make the brownie - which is the same recipe as the Rich Cocoa Brownies - chop the marshmallows, melt the white chocolate and then assemble these into the truffles. I used this particular brownie recipe because I found it was fudgy enough to squish and shape into truffles without the need to add anything else. These brownies are also super rich and delicious and quickly becoming one of my favourite brownies ever!
If you decide to use a different brownie recipe or a box mix you may need to add a touch of condensed milk just to make the brownie crumbs a touch more.... "squidgy", for lack of a better word!
I decided to use white chocolate on the outside of mine just for the contrast of rich and sweet. You can of course use milk or even dark chocolate if you prefer.
Brownie Mallow Balls
- ¾ Cup Sugar
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
- ⅔ Cup Cocoa
- 140 g Butter, Melted (⅔ Cup)
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup White Chocolate Chips, Optional
- 7 Marshmallows, Halved
- 300 g White Chocolate, Melted
- ¼ Cup Condensed Milk, Optional
- First make the Brownie.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F) and line a 8"x8" baking tin with baking paper.
- Place the sugar, brown sugar, flour, cocoa and white chocolate chips in a bowl and mix together.
- Melt the butter and pour into the dry ingredients.
- Add the eggs and mix.
- Add the vanilla and mix until all combined.
- Place in the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out with loose crumbs attached.
- Allow the brownie to cool for at least 30 minutes.
- Once the brownie is cool, use a fork to 'shred' the brownie into crumbs.
- Flatten some of the brownie crumbs in your palm and place a marshmallow halve in the middle and wrap the brownie around it. (If the crumbs wont hold together, add the condensed milk to add more moisture).
- Repeat until all the brownie is used.
- Melt the white chocolate and dip each truffle in and allow them to set in the fridge for an hour or two.
You can cover the truffles in any chocolate you like. Milk dark or white or a mixture!
You could quarter the marshmallows to make the balls smaller.
Loooooove these! I mean, who can resist a brownie truffle covered in white chocolate, right!? Plus that marshmallow is just too cute. Love that you can change the color of the mallow for different holidays/occasions, too!
Thank you so much! Haha, resistance is futile. Changing the color for different occasions is a great idea!