Saturday, September 19, 2009

i heart ... my mom's mud pie brownies

every time my mother makes
these brownies
i just die!
i could eat all of them!
(and i almost do)
this recipe was given to my mom
by her friend debbie.

they are so perfect!
the coconut
the pecans
the chocolate frosting...
everything i love!

mississippi mud pie brownies

1 brownie mix (9x13 size - and hershey's is the best)
1 and 1/2 cups coconut
1 and 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 jar marshmallow cream (a million times better than marshmallows!)

make brownie mix as instructed on box.
add in coconut and pecans.
bake as directed.
when done,
spread 1 jar of marshmallow cream
over top.
(dollop by the spoonfuls
over the entire top,
then spread evenly)
let cool completely before frosting.

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk

mix butter and vanilla with beaters.
in separate bowl,
mix powdered sugar and cocoa.
beat in powdered mix with butter mix
alternating with the evaporated milk.
refrigerate a few hours before serving.
keep stored in refrigerator.

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