Phish Food Brownies

I am a big fan of ice cream.  While I college, I used to try to cut corners by eating low-fat ice cream.  These days I’ve decided that I’d rather eat the good stuff and just run more.  After all, my dad always says — “If you’re going to eat the devil, you might as well drink his broth.”  Amen, brother.

I am also a big fan of brownies.  Now, I don’t mean just a pan of plain old brownies from a box mix — they have to be ‘Barbified’.  That means they have to be filled with cookie or candy pieces and topped with a layer of something.

Recently I was in the mood for something new — different, so I went on a hunt and found brownie perfection.

Say hello to Phish Food Brownies — Barb style


  • 1 box Brownie Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup canola or vegetable oil
  • Heaping 1/2 Cup of Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food Ice Cream
  • 1 1/2 Cups chocolate chips
  • 1/4 Cup hot fudge topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl mix the brownie mix, 2 eggs and oil until combined and thick.  Do not add the water.  Scoop in ice cream, chocolate chips and hot fudge; mix until combined.  Pour into a foil lined 9×13 inch baking dish that’s been generously sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick comes clean from center.  Let cool completely.

This portion of the recipe came from

Now it’s time to cover the brownies in caramel sauce.

Simply place a bag of Kraft Caramel Bits and 2 tablespoons heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl.  Cook 1-2 minutes in the microwave until bubbly.  Remove and stir until smooth.  Poor the caramel sauce over the cooled brownies.  Let the caramel cool before frosting.

Now let’s frost these bad boys.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 7 ounce jar of marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat the butter until softened, and then add the marshmallow cream. Once the marshmallow cream is incorporated, add the vanilla and salt. Once it’s mixed, add your powdered sugar, and add the cream until the frosting comes together.  Spread it on top of the cooled brownies.

The frosting recipe came from

Finally — for good measure, I sprinkled the whole thing with chocolate chunks.  Because — really — these things weren’t decadent enough.

Phish Food Brownies




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