Sunday, July 27, 2014

S'mores Brownies

Maui has a lot of things.

But open campfires or backyard firepits?   Not so much as far as I can tell.  This summer, I've accepted the fact that if I want in on some s'mores action, I'm going to need to think outside the campfire.    Campfire s'mores are my favorite.   If given the opportunity, I will eat, at minimum, three s'mores.   And each s'more will have 2 marshmallows that are toasted golden brown and then set on fire.   I set my chocolate on the graham cracker and then put it as close to the fire as I can so that the chocolate gets melty - way meltier than if I just wait to put my marshmallow on it.   

There was an entertaining article on The Kitchn this week called "How Pinterest Thinks You Should Make S'mores."   Chocolate, graham crackers and chocolate in the same room do not a s'more make.   You need that melty mess.

So here's a melty  mess for you.

What You Need

I willingly used my last box of TJ's truffle brownie mix.   
I'll have to wait until I go back to the mainland, or for  someone to send me a care package.   

1 box of brownie mix suitable for a 9x9 pan, plus the eggs/oil/butter that the box calls for
2 cups mini marshmallows
3 sheets of graham crackers (6 squares total), broken into small pieces
1  4.25oz chocolate bar, I used Hershey's symphony milk chocolate bar, chopped

What You Do

Preheat oven per your brownie mix directions (in most cases 350), pour into a 9x9 pan, and bake per instructions.  If you're using a silicone baking pan, lightly spray with cooking spray.  If you're using a metal/glass pan, I'd recommend lining in foil and then spraying  for easy cleaning.

When your brownies are done baking, remove from the oven, and sprinkle the marshmallows and graham crackers on top.   Set your oven to broil and make sure the top shelf is 5 inches or so from the top of the oven.   Carefully broil the brownies 30 seconds to 1 minute until the marshmallows puff up and turn golden brown.   You have to pay attention - it can go from golden to burned really quickly.

Remove brownies from oven and sprinkle chocolate bar pieces on top.    These are amazing served warm - allow brownies to cool 30 minutes before serving.   A plastic knife or a silicone spatula are good for cutting these sticky gooey bars.

Store in an airtight container if you aren't eating right away.   I did not refrigerate these as I wanted them to stay gooey as long as possible.    

What's your favorite way to s'more?

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