Springtime S’mores

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If anyone tells you or has told you that s’mores are only for certain times of the year or for camping, don’t speak to them anymore.  They don’t know what they’re talking about and are missing out on so many opportunities to have this delectable treat.  Who wouldn’t want to have marshmallow, chocolate, and graham crackers anytime of the year?

Now I know the classic treat looks more like a sandwich of goodness, but I wanted to try a different take on it.  To spruce it up and make it look more “springy,” I went ahead and colored some marshmallows, melted those bad boys, and drizzled them right over those luscious chocolate brownies.  You could say it’s more of a s’mores parfait, but no matter what you call it, there’s no denying that it is just really yummy.

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I decided to take some of my favorite graham crackers and use those as the base for this treat.  I’m not very savvy when it comes to making my own graham crackers right now so these did the trick.  Then I made the brownies that are more on the cakier side with some chocolate that I didn’t melt all the way to give them a double chocolate feel.  Then finally, everything was topped off with the melted marshmallow crescendo.

S’mores perfection.

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So if you’re ready to begin a new s’mores journey, grab your marshmallows and let’s get baking!

Ingredients:

Cake Brownie Bites

  • ½ cup whole white wheat flour
  • ¼ cup unbleached white flour
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ light brown sugar, packed lightly
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 50 grams semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 100 grams 62% cacao Nestle chocolate chips

Graham Crackers

  • Annie’s Organic Honey Grahams

Marshmallows of choice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, oil, and extract and mix until well combined and the eggs no longer visible.

In a microwavable dish, melt the chocolate starting at 1 minute, then do 15-30 second increments, but don’t heat the chocolate to the point where it’s all a liquid consistency.  In this case, you do want pieces of chocolate to still be whole.  Once it reached that consistency, mix into the egg, sugar, and oil mixture until combined.

Add in the flour and salt and mix everything together until flour can no longer be visible.

Take a glass, 8 x 8 baking dish and spray non-stick cooking spray into it.  Using a piece of a paper towel, spread the spray so it covers the entire pan.

Pour the mixture into the pan and spread so it’s even throughout.  Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Usually I watch it carefully to see if the top is done.  If it looks like it’s done, chances are it is.  So just keep an eye on it past 15 minutes.

Once baked, allow to cool fully.  Cut into 16 squares.

In a glass or dish of choice, crush up two sheets of graham crackers and pour into the dish.  Take 3-5 squares of the brownies and cut into smaller shapes.  Place in a glass or dish.  In two separate, microwavable dishes, place 5-6 marshmallows (based on the flat, square type that is deemed perfect for s’mores) in each with just a little bit of water and microwave for 10-15 seconds.  Just make sure they don’t go over.  Once they reach a consistency where you can stir, add in a drop of food color and mix together.  Pour over your brownie and cracker mixture and enjoy!

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