Naughty but nice

    Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

    Inspired by Helen’s Dulci Bella brand? Then here are some marshmallow recipes for you to try at home…


    Makes: 20

    What you need:
    112g butter
    50g dark chocolate (minimum 75% cocoa solids), chopped
    200g caster sugar
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    60g plain flour
    1⁄4 teaspoon fine salt
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    25g mini marshmallows (or large ones quartered)

    A 20-cm square baking pan, greased and lined with baking parchment

    What you do:
    Preheat the oven to 175°C (340°F) Gas 4.

    Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water.

    Stir occasionally until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool a little. Stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.

    Beat in the flour, salt and baking powder.

    Spread half of the batter into the prepared baking pan. Add three quarters of the marshmallows.

    Pour the other half of the brownie mixture over the chopped marshmallows and top with the rest of the marshmallows.

    Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until slightly springy in the middle. Leave to cool in the pan before removing and cutting into squares to serve.

    Marshmallow chocolate melt


    Serves: 2

    What you need:
    500ml milk
    6 large marshmallows
    1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    30g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces

    What you do:
    Put the milk and vanilla extract in a saucepan and heat gently until it comes to the boil. Remove from the heat.

    Pour the milk into 2 cups and top with the marshmallows.

    Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water or the chocolate will be spoiled).

    Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the drinks and serve immediately.