I am linking up this week (and the next 51 weeks) with my good friend Jen over at All Four Love, for her 52 recipe challenge! I am super excited about this challenge because deep down, I like to cook and bake. I just never seem to have the motivation.
I wanted to start off strong and come up with something original, in the sense that I didn’t find it on Pinterest. Since we are cutting corners this year with our budget, using what was in the pantry and low cost ingredients was key. We had a left over package of graham crackers that I had no other use for and the first thing that came to mind was S’mores. While doing our weekly grocery shopping yesterday, we picked up a box of brownie mix and a bag of marshmallows.
Out of the pantry, I grabbed vegetable oil and eggs for the brownie mix. I also ended up using a little bit of whipping cream to help melt the marshmallows.
First step was making the brownies. I spooned them into a cupcake tin filling them about halfway. When I make these again, I will probably fill it 1/4 of the way, layer a few marshmallows and then another layer of brownie. I only ended up using about 3/4 of the brownie mix and may or may not have enjoyed the rest via a spoon 😉 I was really unsure of the baking time but ended up putting them on 350 for about 22 minutes. I would recommend setting the timer at about 15 minutes and then keep checking them until the insides are done.
While they were baking, I took the graham crackers and broke away 12 quarters. The rest of ground up for the final touch. Once they were cool, took them brownies out of the pan and placed them on a cookie sheet.
The next step was making a marshmallow sauce. I made my own double boiler using a regular sauce pan and metal bowl. Just make sure that the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl, the steam will heat it up enough. I totally guessed here and used a little whipping cream, maybe about 2 tablespoons, to help melt the marshmallows and get a nice consistency. Worked like a charm and they only took about 5 minutes to melt.
I tried spooning the marshmallow sauce onto the brownies for the first few then decided to try and dip them. Dipping them is MUCH better and gives the top a full coat.
I placed a piece of the graham cracker on top and then added a dollop of marshmallow sauce and for the final touch sprinkled some of the graham cracker on top.
I already tried one and boy was it good! Not the exact taste of a S’more but pretty darn close 🙂 I am really happy with the results and can’t wait for Rob to get home and try it.