Wednesday, October 3, 2012

s'mores brownies

I love pumpkins, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg; but sometimes, around this time of year, I start to dearly miss the fun, carefree flavors of August. Especially s'mores. 

I was always the kid who burnt their marshmallow to a crisp in the campfire. Parents, teachers, and even other kids would always tell me to stop -- but I was relentless. I would happily chomp down blackened marshmallows by the bag-full.  I never understood those kids who would cheerfully sit by the edge of the fire, carefully turning one marshmallow until it reached that perfect, golden brown. I was too impatient to scarf down gooey, marshmallow goodness to be bothered with perfection. So into the fire they went.

Now the weather is to cold to build a fire, but with these decadent brownies, I can still enjoy the gooey flavor sensation of s'mores. These were a HUGE hit with my advisory at school, and the JV soccer team reportedly scarfed down an entire pan of these in less than five minutes.
Whip up a batch of these to conjure up sweet, summer memories.

With love,
Erica

Ingredients:
1 family size box mix of brownies and the ingredients to make the brownies (probably canola oil, water, and 2 eggs)
9-ish honey graham crackers
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (or more!)
4 cups mini marshmallows
1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 by 13in pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil that has been generously coated with cooking spray. Make sure your lining goes all the way around the pan.
  2. Mix up your brownie mix according to the box directions and pour it into the pan.
  3. Cover the brownies with the graham crackers. You want to fit as many of the graham crackers on there as you can.
  4. Pour the chocolate chips onto the graham crackers and then add the mini marshmallows.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the box of yellow cake mix, egg, and stick of softened butter. Use your hand to mix the dough all together.
  6. Top the marshmallows with the dough. I found the best way to do this is to take some in your hand, press it so it’s flat, and place it on top of the marshmallows. Repeat this until all the marshmallows are covered (it does not have to be perfect) and then drizzle on the cup of sweetened condensed milk.
  7. Bake it in the oven for 18-22 minutes. It’s hard to know when it’s done, but the top layer should be a nice golden brown. I took mine out after 18 minutes and it turned out wonderful- the brownie layer was really fudgy.
  8. It takes a long time for this to cool enough to cut. If you wait for it to cool completely, you can cut nice, even squares (you can see the difference in the ones I cut right away and the ones I cut the next day).
From Just Everyday Me

8 comments:

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    1. ME TOO! stay tuned, I have a recipe for homemade marshmallows coming up real soon...

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  2. did you crumble the graham crackers or did you place them on top of the brownie mix whole? Trying to make this recipe now it looks great!

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    1. I put them on whole! Let me know how they turn out!

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  3. to toast marshmallows
    set it on fire, blow it out
    repeat til it melts
    ULTIMATE TOASTING!
    ;)

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  4. Blasphemy! It is never to cold to light fires!
    But those brownies do look delicious ;)

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