Fudge-Mallow Cookie Bars
- 3/4 cup flour (pack it down in the cup)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 one ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 10.5 oz pkg mini marshmallows
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Melt your chocolate first so that it has time to cool. Unwrap the 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat them 1 min on HIGH. Let them sit in the microwave for another minute and then take them out and stir them to make sure they are melted. Set the bowl with the chocolate on the counter to cool while you mix up the rest of the recipe.
Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a mixer. Beat them together on slow speed until they are combined.
Add the softened butter and beat well until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and beat well.
Check your chocolate to make sure it's not so hot it'll cook the eggs. If it's cool enough, add it to your bowl. Mix in the chocolate thoroughly.
Add the vanilla and the half cup chopped nuts. Mix thoroughly.
Grease a 9x13 cake pan. pour in the batter and smooth the top as evenly as you can.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Take the pan from the oven and immediately pour the miniature marshmallows in a single layer over the top. This should take about 3/4 of a 10.5 oz bag. Work quickly to spread them out evenly.
Cover the pan with foil crimped down tightly over the sides, or with a spare cookie sheet for 20 min. You want the miniature marshmallows to melt on the bottom and attach themselves nicely to the hot chocolate fudge bars.
When 20 minutes have passed, melt 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir the chips smooth and spread the melted chocolate over the marshmallows as evenly as you can. Set the pan on the wire rack to cool.
When the bars are cool and the chocolate on top has hardened, cut them into brownie-sized pieces and serve. If you want to hasten the hardening of the chocolate, slip the pan in the refrigerator for 30 min. or so, then cut it into bars.
Arrange the bars on a pretty platter and serve for a luscious treat.