Chunky Path Brownies

Buttermilk adds tangy tenderness to these brownies while chocolate and marshmallows pave a sweet path.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
48 brownies


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup water

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 cup tiny marshmallows

  • 1 recipe Chocolate Topper or Chocolate-Peanut Topper

Chocolate Topper

  • 1 12 ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • ¼ cup butter

Chocolate-Peanut Topper

  • cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Grease foil; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan combine butter, the water, and the cocoa powder. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat. Add chocolate mixture to flour mixture; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute more (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  4. Sprinkle marshmallows over hot brownies. Top with Chocolate Topper or Chocolate-Peanut Topper. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  5. To serve, remove uncut brownies from pan by lifting foil. Place on cutting board; cut into bars.

Chocolate Topper

  1. In a medium saucepan combine semisweet chocolate pieces, whipping cream, and butter.

  2. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted.

Chocolate-Peanut Topper

  1. In a medium saucepan combine semisweet chocolate pieces, creamy peanut butter, and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is smooth.

  2. Sprinkle with chopped dry roasted peanuts.

To Store:

Place brownies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles