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Vintage Chewy Brownie Recipe


Chewy Brownie Recipe

I contemplated what to call this vintage chewy brownie recipe. The original recipe, which was actually an old family recipe given to me by my cousin, labeled them simply as, "Brownies".
I thought about naming them S'more Brownies, because they are smothered with marshmallows, but decided to go with chewy brownies instead, since they contain nuts. At this point of my life, I have yet to consume a S'more that contained nuts.
I included the original recipe and instructions as the main information on the recipe card, but scroll down to see my baking instructions, notes, and frosting recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate frosting


  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add cocoa and blend.
  • Add eggs.
  • Combine flour, salt, and nuts. Add to the first mixture.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • While warm, spread with mini marshmallows and return to the oven until slightly melted.
  • Frost with chocolate frosting.



My directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add cocoa and mix.
Add eggs, one at a time.
Add flour, salt, and nuts to first mixture.
Add vanilla.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Sprinkle 1/2 of an 10 ounce bag of mini marshmallows over the top.
Return to oven for 4 minutes.
Drizzle chocolate icing over the top.
Refrigerate overnight.
Slice, store air-tight in the fridge.
Chocolate Icing Drizzle:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 plus 1 Tbsp milk
Combine together and drizzle over the top.
I’m thinking the original recipe was baked in a 15 inch jelly roll pan. I used a 9×13 baking dish and altered the time to 45 for baking.
I used self-rising flour instead of bread flour and 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts instead of 1 cup of pecans.

Are you a brownie lover? Check out my recipe for Reese’s brownies!

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