Tuesday, July 12, 2011
S'more Stuffed Brownies
Since it is the summer, one of the favorite things for everyone is s'mores. Seriously, is there really anything much better? Crunchy graham cracker, warm, gooey marshmallow that you roasted yourself (and if you're anything like me you usually have to blow out the flames on it because you weren't paying attention and put it directly in flames, or wipe the ashes off because you dropped it on a log) and then add chocolate (what isn't good with chocolate?) and then another cracker. One of the best sandwiches ever invented!! Since not all of us are camp gurus (me) we don't get to partake the s'more goodness the way it's meant to be enjoyed (sorry, a kitchen torch or a microwave aren't a substitute for a campfire) how about we combine it with the goodness we can enjoy in our kitchens.....brownies!!! I am not the genius behind the original recipe, that is from one of my favorite cooks over at Picky Palate. I did take her recipe and change a few things. So here's my version : (if you want cute pictures of it, check out her site, otherwise, you're stuck with the ones i take using my phone =P )
Brownies (or if you want to be lazy, use your favorite box mix and prepare as instructed on box but my brownies stay nice and moist even after sitting out on the counter all night =) )
2 cups sugar
1 3/4cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 graham crackers
10-12 oz. mini marshmallows
half a bag of chocolate chips (or you can use Hershey's bar, but I like dark chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8x8 pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
Combine the brownie ingredients and pour half into pan.
Cover with graham crackers
Cover crackers with chocolate chips, then add marshmallows.
Pour remaining brownie batter over top of marshmallows.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting and serving. Trust me on this one! If you don't, then the chocolate comes oozing out and it's a big gooey (albeit delicious) mess. Restrain yourself and let it cool, or put it in the freezer (out of site, out of mind, right?) Once cool, cut and serve and enjoy!! You can then heat the individual pieces if you would like.
I need to add a little note....The first time I made these, I used the big marshmallows and thought they made them too gooey, so this time I made them using the small ones. I didn't get as much of the marshmallow taste as I wanted, so I think next time I make them, I will do a mix of both, or if you make them and do it, please let me know how it worked for you. This is still one of my recipes that I am fiddling a bit with so be on the lookout for an update of it when I get it the way I want =)