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  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Hot cocoa and brownies are a match made in holiday heaven in this fun and delicious dessert recipe. For these brownies you'll top Betty Crocker™ Delights Supreme Fudge Brownies with a hot cocoa-flavored frosting so good, you could eat it with a spoon. Sprinkle the brownies with mini chocolate chips and marshmallow bits. This one's guaranteed to be a festive favorite with chocolate lovers.
Updated Dec 1, 2023
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What Are Hot Cocoa Brownies?

It’s our supreme fudge brownie mix prepared as directed on the box. Our rich and creamy vanilla frosting is cleverly mixed with hot cocoa mix, to make hot cocoa frosting. The brownies are then topped with marshmallow bits and mini chocolate chips, for a decadent treat that’s easy enough to whip up anytime.

What Can I Serve with Hot Cocoa Brownies?

You can put these decadent treats over the top by serving a delicious drink to go with it. We think the match made in heaven is...dare we say it…a cup of hot cocoa! Of course, a glass of chocolate or regular milk would also be a great choice.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (19.1 oz) Betty Crocker™ Delights Supreme Fudge Brownie Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
  • 1 envelope (1.38 oz) hot cocoa mix (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1 cup from 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • 2 tablespoons marshmallow bits
  • 1 tablespoon miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Make brownie batter as directed on box; spread in pan.
  • 2
    Top with fudge pouch as directed on box. Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 3
    In small bowl, stir hot cocoa mix and hot water until hot cocoa is dissolved. Stir in frosting until well mixed.
  • 4
    Spread frosting evenly over brownies in pan. Top with marshmallow bits and chocolate chips. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Sprinkle 2 teaspoons Betty Crocker™ Peppermint Flavored Sugar over hot cocoa mix brownies for added flavor and crunch.
  • tip 2
    Use very hot water to stir into the cocoa mix, to be sure it will fully dissolve. A mini whisk will help break up any lumps in the hot cocoa mix quickly.
  • tip 3
    Refrigerate hot chocolate brownies 15 minutes after frosting for easier cutting. Clean knife after each cut.
  • tip 4
    Be sure to use regular hot chocolate mix, as light hot cocoa or nondairy hot cocoa powder will adversely affect the flavor of the frosting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this frosting for brownies in a 13x9 pan?

Yes! Simply double the hot cocoa mix and water and use the entire can of frosting. Double the marshmallow bits and chocolate chips that go on top.

Why is my frosting not smooth?

Some hot cocoa mixes are harder than others to dissolve. Be sure your water is very hot. Use only regular hot cocoa mix—not one with marshmallows. Mash out all of the lumps from the mix by using a small whisk or the back of a fork before adding the frosting.

Nutrition

340 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 55g Total Carbohydrate, 40g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
1g
3%
Sugars
40g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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