This is what happens when you have a jar of Marshmallow Fluff in your kitchen cupboard that you want to use up. Or maybe it’s more appropriate to say this is what happens when ‘I’ have a jar of Marshmallow Fluff in my cupboard! Afterall, I even have the official Marshmallow Fluff Cookbook. Yup.
The thing is, I don’t like the idea of Fluff, it’s just full of all kinds of badness. When I used to be a nanny I would be shocked when working with American mothers who would feed their kids ‘Fluffer-Nutter Sandwiches’ for lunch. That’s two slices of white bread sandwiched together with marshmallow and peanut butter. Lunch of champions (that’s major sarcasm in case you hadn’t picked up on that).
But like anything in life, sometimes you need to bend the rules, loosen the belt, and just dive in, in the sweetest, most calorie heavy way possible! Which is exactly what happened after much recipe searching and stumbling upon Phish Food Brownies.
Named after the famous Ben & Jerrys Phish Food Ice Cream, which I happen to be a die hard fan of, and treat myself to maybe ooh once a year? (gosh I’m boring!), I knew I absolutely had to try this recipe.
The plan was to make the whole things a cheat’s recipe. I had gluten free brownie mix, which I planned to bake, adding marshmallow fluff, caramel and chocolate to, and voila I’d have been good to go. Except I wasn’t baking this in my own kitchen, and I left the damn brownie mix at home accidentally, so it called for a walk to the supermarket to buy ingredients to make GF brownies from scratch. So let’s start with that recipe, but seriously, if you can get your hands on a packet mix, by all means cheat your way!
GLUTEN FREE BROWNIES
300g dark chocolate (60% cocoa)
84g unsalted butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs, at room temperature
25g unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking pan with baking paper.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a pot.
Stir in the vanilla and sugar.
Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
Add the cornstarch and cocoa to the chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the baking pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
Let the brownie cool completely in the pan.
Once you have a tray of brownies in front of you, you’re ready to go! And this bit is super simple:
PHISH FOOD BROWNIES
YOU WILL NEED
1 jar Marshmallow Fluff
50g sea salt flavoured chocolate (Lindt is good!)
Spread a jar of Marshmallow Fluff over the top of your brownie.
Break up the sea salt chocolate into small chunks and sprinkle over the marshmallow.
Drizzle caramel sauce over the top of the marshmallow.
Eat this warm, or cold, your choice! My preference is to leave it in the fridge, letting the brownie go cold and chewy. I will warn you though, it is very difficult to stop at just one slice. Good luck, and enjoy.