The Snow Day Rule

Side view of three toasted marshmallow brownies with marshmallow snowmen on top
Today it is snowing.
You guys know the rule about snow days, right?
Here’s the super mathematical equation:
Snow Day = Eat Day.
(SD = ED)
Baking, slow cooking and basically sitting around all day thinking about what I can eat next are my past times of choice when under house arrest on snow days.
And it’s totally legit, hence the snow day rule.
There are no sandwiches on snow days.  No cereal. No salads.
Snow days are exclusive to warm cozy foods that smell delicious while simmering for hours.
Foods that can only be consumed while wearing sweats and cozy socks.
Foods that contain butter or beg for butter to be slathered on top.
Foods that help build an extra layer of fat for when you have to go scavenging for more food.
(And by scavenging I mean hoisting yourself off the couch)
This morning as I peeked outside at the untouched white blanket of snow that had covered our front lawn I saw a woman…
She. Was. Jogging.
(insert sound effect of record player needle scratching)
Doesn’t she know about the SD = ED rule?
I really hope that she is reading this.
Who jogs when there is 8″ of snow of the ground?
She’s kinda letting the mathematical community as a whole down…
don’t you think?
…as well as inadvertently making me feel like a lazy butt.
 You really shouldn’t argue with math.
On a side note, a few weeks ago I found this at the store:
Have you guys seen this stuff?
I abruptly stopped my shopping cart mid-aisle, nearly getting my Achilles snapped by the pushy supermarket tailgater behind me.
It was worth the risk of injury…Toasted Marshmallow Creme.
That is serious.
So, armed with Toasted Marshmallow Creme, I adhered to the SD = ED rule today and made brownies.
It’s the right thing to do.
Toasted Marshmallow brownies
for brownies:
1/2 cup (1 stick) room temp butter
1 cup. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1, 7oz container of Toasted Marshmallow creme
1/2 cup room temp butter
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
chocolate glaze:
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 T. butter
2 T. milk
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
The same day I found the marshmallow creme, I also found this little bit of genius.
No melting necessary.
You just squeeze the pouch a little and use them wherever you would use unsweetened baking squares.  Awesome.
Talk about a successful day at the supermarket!
 Preheat to 325°
Lightly spray 8×8 pan with baking spray.
Combine butter, sugar and vanilla and beat until combined.  Add in eggs and melted unsweetened chocolate.
Mix until incorporated.
Stir in flour.
Spread into prepared pan.
 Bake for 25 min or until a toothpick inserted 1″ from edge of pan comes out clean.
While brownies are cooling make your frosting.
Beat together your marshmallow cream and butter until smooth.
Slowly add in your vanilla and powdered sugar and continue mixing for 1 min on medium speed.
Reserve for later.
When brownies have cooled completely spread frosting evenly on top.
Now make your chocolate glaze.
In small saucepan melt butter, unsweetened chocolate and milk over low heat.
When melted remove from heat and add in your powdered sugar.
Stir until smooth.
Pour this on top of frosting.
 Refrigerate for 30 minutes until chocolate top is set.
Cut into squares when ready to serve.
Now, just because I wanted to be cute I made some little marshmallow snowmen to top the brownies.
They are super easy and TOTALLY optional.
You can use them on brownies or as cupcake toppers.
Push 3 mini marshmallows onto a toothpick.
Melt some white chocolate or almond bark.  I always add a nice teaspoon of vegetable shortening to my chocolate before melting because it makes it thinner and easier to dip.
(about a tablespoon for every 4 oz.)
Dip the marshmallows into the white chocolate and immediately top with a chocolate chip “hat”.
Let set.
Once set, I drew on faces with edible markers.
How do you spend your snow days?
And please don’t answer, “I jog”!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]
Feb 8, 2011 10:44 pm

Toasted marshmallow cream, and pre melted baking chocolate! How I wish I lived in America 🙁

There's no snow here, but we have rain, and that totally follows your SD=ED rule 🙂

These look adorable 🙂

Feb 2, 2011 5:04 pm

Just wanted to say I have been perusing your blog and all your scrumptious recipies. I love your blog and your recipies thanks for giving me a laugh today, especially on this post, I never Jog – ESPECIALLY not on snow days! Thanks for sharing all your amazing recipies and talent with us, and I so have to try your swiss meringue buttercream recipie!

bridget {bake at 350}
Jan 24, 2011 3:04 pm

Next time you have snow, I'm flying in!!! These are adorable! AND I HAVE seen that toasted marsh creme…I'm BUYING it next time I'm at the store!

Jan 23, 2011 12:36 pm

Ton blog est délicieux 🙂

Jan 21, 2011 3:43 pm

I adhered to the SD = ED rule!!!

Love the little snowmen too!

Adena (aka cre82learn)
Jan 21, 2011 6:12 am

I swear I gain weight just looking thru your site!! But yet, I enjoy every minute of it. Wanted to let you know that I have awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award. You can read about it here.

Jan 20, 2011 7:46 pm

100% Adorable!! Also, would you be so kind and share with me… how did you get the titles at the top of your blogs (i.e. – (home), (recipe index), (cookies), etc… what is it called? Thanks.

Jan 20, 2011 2:58 am

The Little Snowmans are very cute and fun for kids for sure. I am not so good at deserts, I guess I have to come here often to check out for more fun cake recipes.

meanwhile, you can check out some spicy and savory recipes on the other side of hill. 🙂

Jan 20, 2011 1:25 am

These look amazing. Love the snowmen. They would be so cute on cupcakes. Does not sound like a lazy day for you really since you baked these incredible treats. You should have thrown a brownie at the

I bake on snow days too. Though, my things do not come out as cute as yours.

Jan 19, 2011 11:45 pm

Awww, I want a snow day! Can I participate on Fog Day? Ha ha, jogging. Not going to happen here unless I am jogging to grab one of these. You have such creative treats.
Jan 19, 2011 9:12 pm

Oh. My. Goodness.
You are so freakin creative!
How cute are those lil marshmallow snowmen!!!

I like to spend my snow days under a warm blanket, drinking hot tea and playing around on my laptop!

Jan 19, 2011 7:29 pm

Be still my heart!!!!!!!!! Yum

Meaghan Luby
Jan 19, 2011 3:41 am

where do you find choco bake?! i've been tearing apart the east coast searching! and i have NEVER seen marshmallow like that!

i am astounded. awestruck. i need to find these magical ingredients and make these for myself! like some kind of an epic quest but with the prize being my hips expanding…

marshmallows are supposed to be fat free right? that goes for the whole recipe, right?

🙂 love this, really. thanks for posting

Jan 18, 2011 10:15 pm

Running if for emergencies. That's my motto.

Jan 18, 2011 4:28 am

those are beyond cute!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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