Fannie Farmer Bars

  • Yield: 36 servings


1/2cup baking cocoa
1/2cup butter or margarine
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup sugar
2/3cup flour
2-- eggs, beaten
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2-- (10-ounce) package miniature marshmallows
1/2cup packed brown sugar
1/4cup water
3tablespoons margarine
1/4cup baking cocoa
1 1/2cups confectioners' sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine the cocoa, butter and salt in a saucepan.  Heat until the butter is melted, stirring frequently.  Sift the sugar and flour into a bowl.  Add the eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix well.  Stir into the cocoa mixture.  Spoon into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.  Bake at 325F until the layer tests done.  Sprinkle with miniature marshmallows.  Bake until the marshmallows are softened.  Spread evenly over the baked layer.  Combine the brown sugar, water, margarine and cocoa in a saucepan.  Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.  Beat in the confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Drizzle over the baked layer.  Cut into small squares.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Louisiana Farm Bureau Women’s Louisiana Temptations (the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1996)