Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Power of S'mores

Brownie fever is in the air! This is my 2nd post on another awesome brownie recipe and it's not going to be the last one either. I have a few more on my list so keep posted for updates. 

I love S'mores (short for "some more"). That roasted ooey gooey marshmallow with a chocolate bar sandwiched between two graham crackers might be a simple campfire treat that doesn't need any real cooking skills but it has taken over the food blogging community like storm. From s'mores cupcakes, to s'mores pies, to s'mores cookie bars, to s'mores pudding, you just can't escape them.

This "Fudge brownies meet S'mores" is a pretty quick and easy recipe that's a breeze to make. You don't even need a mixer. Just put all the ingredients for the brownie batter in a bowl and mix with a whisk. Once it's baked, add the marshmallows, chunks of graham crackers and broil for a minute, then add the Hershey's milk chocolate bars to turn it into sugar-filled, gooey S'mores fudge brownies that will make you definitely want some more!

recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

1 pack Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie mix (made with Dutch Cocoa)  10.25oz
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp water
1 large egg

2 cups miniature marshmallows
4 graham crackers, cut into chunks
2 Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars, cut into each segment

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 inch square baking pan with non-stick baking paper.
Transfer the brownie mix into a bowl. Add the vegetable oil, water and egg. With a wooden spoon or a whisk, stir the mixture 50 times. It may be a little lumpy. Pour into the baking pan and bake for 25-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.

Remove pan from the oven. Set the oven to broil.

Cool brownies for about a minute then sprinkle the marshmallows over the warm brownies. Make sure to cover most of the area. Sprinkle the graham crackers on top of the marshmallows. Broil about 4-5 inches from the heat for 30 seconds to a minute until the marshmallows are golden brown. Watch carefully so that they don't burn. Sprinkle with Hershey's milk chocolate bars. 

I like my brownies big so I cut it into 9 bars or 3x3 rows.