Hot Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Hot Chocolate Brownies are brownies that taste like hot chocolate. And topped with marshmallows and sprinkles--yum!

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My daughter came up behind me and then suddenly I found myself running around to the other side of the car, hiding. Why? I was trying to sneak a hot chocolate brownie in my mouth without the kids seeing.

I thought she was already in the car and that my husband was in there as well, waiting on me. But I was surprised to find them all looking at me the second I walked out of the door.

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“What’s taking so long, Mommy?” “Oh nothing, kids…” That would be about the time I’m shoveling it into my mouth, knowing it was the last one and I did not want to share. I’ll admit it, leave my brownies alone! My husband just snickered at me and shook his head. He shouldn’t be surprised, right? I mean we’ve been together more than a decade, he should know that I couldn’t resist brownies.

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These brownies were perfectly chewy and sweet, pure goodness! I adapted my original brownie recipe to add a bit of hot chocolate mix and that really made these more of a milk chocolate taste instead of dark chocolate brownies. Of course, then the real treat was adding marshmallow bits and rainbow sprinkles to the top. What can I say; everything in life is better with sprinkles.

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Now, I did let the kids have one, so do not feel too bad for them, they got to taste this goodness. I also made brownie sundaes with these too; that was the late night treat after the kids went to bed. I’ll just ignore the fact that I probably gained ten pounds and think about that tasty treat instead.

I already have more recipes to come with these. I’m thinking up parfaits, sundaes, cakes, and more!

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Hot Chocolate Brownies Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour, Or gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Marshmallow Bits
  • Rainbow Sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs, flour, baking cocoa, hot chocolate mix, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer.
  3. Mix well until combined, and then pour into a greased 8-inch square pan.
  4. Add marshmallow bits and sprinkles to the top of the brownie batter and bake for 20-25 minutes or until when a toothpick poked into the deepest part comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes, cut and serve.


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Gluten Free
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 8 brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 brownie
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 135
Calories 337

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 135mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 34g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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