Tuesday, March 2, 2010

S'mores Brownies and more

One of my favorite flavor combos are toasted marshmallow, graham crackers, and melted chocolate. My dad and I used to go camping a lot as a kid and sitting around the campfire making S'mores was my favorite part!

The second I saw this recipe I knew I had to make them. Joy the Baker's recipe for S'mores Brownies seemed so easy, the potential for yumminess was just around the corner. 

I decided to alter the recipe a bit and ended up using my Cocoa Brownie recipe from my Ghirardelli cookbook and added in the graham crackers and topped them off with 12 large marshmallows. 

Ghirardelli Classic Chocolate Brownies (with S'mores)

4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup graham crackers, crushed
12 large marshmallows

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter and flour 13 x 9 baking pan. In a double broiler, melt chocolate baking bar pieces and butter, stir until smooth. Remove and let cool to room temperature. Stir brown sugar and vanilla into the chocolate mix, add eggs and mix well. In separate bowl sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly fold the flour mix into the chocolate mix until blended, then add chocolate chips and graham crackers. Pour batter into baking pan and top with marshmallows. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until marshmallows are slightly browned (they will be puffy, but will eventually deflate). Let cool for 10 minutes on rack, then eat!

Well, they were kind of a dud and looked like cooked eggs on top of some thin brownies. The marshmallow tasted great, but you couldn't taste the graham cracker too much and the brownies were dry and crumbly. Not my best, but we learn from everything. So instead I have decided to post my S'mores dreams! 

The ultimate ice cream flavor ever, Ben and Jerry's "S'mores" or more favorably known as Marsha Marsha Marshmallow.

My dream cupcake, which is made by Jennifer Shea at Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle, just look at that toasted marshmallow on top! She made these cupcakes on the Martha Stewart show, so luckily you can watch the video and find the recipe online!

For those of looking for S'mores to share, Annie's Eats make a fabulous looking S'mores cake.

Have any other S'mores recipes??

1 comment:

  1. Aww! So cute. That ice cream looks awesome BTW *drool*


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