Wednesday, August 10, 2016

S'mores Brownies with S'mores Blog Hop

Hello Foxy Friends! Today I have an exciting post! A while back Whitney had mentioned she wanted to try a new S'more recipe, I had suggested we do a blogger collaboration where we all try a new S'more recipe, then Whitney discovered that it's National S'mores day today! So now you get 8 different recipes to try, go check out all of the other ladies and their amazing creations. But first my S'mores Brownie recipe.

When I was trying to think of a recipe, I didn't google, or Pinterest anything, so I could come up with something on my own. I thought about what a S'more consists of, chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers. So I thought, hey let's do a graham cracker crust, brownie and some marshmallow on top. Perfect right? So off I went to the store. Full disclosure, I actually bought a bag of marshmallows too to see which one won out, the marshmallow fluff won, more on that later.

Okay, so that's what you need, not pictured is the eggs, oil and water that it took to make the brownie mix.


1 Package of Ghiradelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix (the one with the syrup packet)
Egg, Water, Oil - As directed from the brownie mix
1 Stick Butter - Melted
2 Containers of Marshmallow Fluff
Graham Crackers
1/4 cup Sugar
9 x 13 inch pan


FYI: Going to need a food processor, or you can use a baggie and a rolling pin or something to crush the graham crackers. Okay let's really get started:

Preheat the oven to 375°

My graham cracker box came with 3 packages inside, I used 1 package plus two extra graham crackers from another package (no rhyme or reason, just thought 1 package was not enough, so I added two more). Break up the graham crackers and put in food processor. Grind until a fine crumb.

Add the melted butter and sugar (note on the sugar, you could definitely do less, I found that it was almost too sweet, but saying 3 Tablespoons, just seemed weird. Anyway, the first time I made this (the pictures below), I didn't use enough butter, so the second time I did it I added more butter and it worked out better, so add more butter (adjusted to 1 stick), the end product (far right picture) will look a little more wet than this.

Note: The second time, I used the food processor for the graham cracker and the transferred to a bowl and hand mixed in the sugar and the butter, and it worked just as well.

Moving along, the first time I put some foil in my pan, and then buttered it. Then pressed the graham cracker crust to the bottom and cooked in oven for 10-15 minutes, or until slightly golden brown.

Meanwhile, make the brownies as directed, minus using the fudge syrup packet, save that for a second, trust me this is an important step. Once the crust comes out, spread out the brownie mix evenly over the crust.

Here comes the fun part. Cut a small hole in the syrup packet, and swirl up and down the length of the brownies, then using a toothpick drag it across the swirls. See pictures below. It took about 30 minutes to cook my brownies, since the recipe calls for making the brownies in a 9 x 9 pan, and we're using a bigger pan, they are a little thinner. So start watching them around the 25-30 minute mark.

I ended up making these twice and the second time it was not as pretty because I didn't cut the hole small enough, so the brownies instead looked like this. And I forgot to use the foil trick, which in the end doesn't really matter, but it was nice to just pull up on the foil and have the brownies come out. I ended up taking the whole pan to a party, so it was nice that I didn't have any foil sticking out. So make your choice before cooking.

Here is where my experiment came in. I wasn't sure if real marshmallows or the fluff was going to be better, what is a girl to do? Do both, so half of it I did mini marshmallows and the other half I did the fluff...I then decided since a true S'more there is graham cracker on top, I would break some more graham crackers sprinkle that on top along with some mini chocolate chips, because, that's just fun.

Then I stuck it into the's where you have to be careful. The below picture I had it in the broiler for 60 seconds...too long! Watch yours carefully.

So taste test, I took it to our 4th of July party and had people try both and the consensus was that everyone liked the fluff better. The mini marshmallows was a bit more textured and had a chewier affect, the fluff was like it was a part of the brownie and was soft when chewing. So if you like a little chewier brownie use the mini marshmallows, I personally liked the way the fluff looked when it came out of the oven. So ONE MORE TIME...

No foil, more butter in the graham cracker crust and I messed up the syrup part, but it still tasted good.

Using two jars of marshmallow fluff, transfer to microwave safe bowl and heat till slightly warm (makes it easier to spread). 

Add the graham cracker crumbles (this is 2 crackers worth), sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top and broil for about 30-45 seconds.

Let cool completely before cutting. Trust me on this. Also use a super sharp knife, worked better than a butter knife or a plastic knife. There you have it the BEST Marshmallow Brownies in the world. Super sweet, so you should cut them in smaller pieces than normal.

I figured since today is usually an outfit day I would show you an outfit I would wear where you would typically eat S'mores, camping! Okay maybe glamping, but hey it's an outfit I would wear out doors.

Hair up in two buns, because most likely my hair is dirty from camping, you know, no showers. No jewelry because who wears that when camping?

It's hard to see my hair, but they are in two tiny buns.

Ah, there you go, now you can see them.

So there you have it what I would wear camping, well the flip flops would be more for beach camping...okay let's say we're beach camping. So there you have it an outfit and a smashing yummy S'mores recipe. Now go check out the other ladies S'more recipe, it's wide variety and super delicious! I think I need at least a couple more months of summer to try all of the recipes out!

Foxy's Domestic Side S'mores brownies
Work it Mommy S'mores popcorn
Living on Cloud Nine S'mores Cheesecake cups
Chasin' Mason frozen S'mores cups 
Our Pretty Little Girls S'mores Bars
Sweet Turtle Soup S'mores shake

What is your favorite S'mores recipe? Have one to share?

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