Hi guys! So for the past two days I have wanted to write this post but am not entirely sure what has kept me from doing so to be completely honest lol
Some fun facts about the past week:
- I’m blogging today from my new Macbook Pro! 🙂 woohoo, it’s awesome and I love it. I got it last Thursday I think.
- On Monday, August 10 it was National S’mores Day and I really wanted to celebrate by posting my favorite S’mores recipe that Tommy and I make all the time, but instead we just celebrated by making and eating it (sorry not sorry).
- I’ve been a little stressed out over small things in my life and I feel like that’s why I haven’t had the energy to actually write the blog post that I’ve wanted to. I almost put it off again today but reminded myself that writing helps me to process things and makes me feel better. So I figured I’d share with you guys one of my current stressors. When Tommy and I were driving up to Lake George about a month ago I got a ticket for failure to move over. There was a cop on the shoulder who had someone pulled over and there’s a law in New York (and apparently New Jersey too) that you need to yield to the cop and move over to the left lane or slow down. I didn’t know that this was a law and the cop pulled me over and gave me a ticket (I did slow down). But anyway, tomorrow I am driving an hour and a half to Athens to fight the ticket because if I don’t it will be points on my license and I really don’t want that. I’d appreciate your prayers for the situation if anyone actually happens to read all this haha
Okay so on to the fun stuff 🙂
I really wanted to share with you guys the most amazingly, awesomely, delicious dessert you will ever taste – that is if you’re as much of a chocolate enthusiast as I am (that’s what Tommy called me today so I have decided to adopt the phrase). But really, he loves it as much as I do.
How To Make The Most Amazing S’mores Brownies Ever*
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter
- 1¼ cups (8.75 oz) granulated sugar
- ¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons (2.5 oz) unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup (2.25 oz) all-purpose flour
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips
- ½ cup of dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup marshmallow fluff
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, leaving overhang on the sides. Spray with nonstick cooking spray; set pan aside.
- In a bowl, combine melted butter and graham cracker crumbs. Press into prepared pan. Set aside.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, sugar, cocoa, salt, and heat on high power to melt, about 45 seconds. Stop to stir, and heat in 10-second bursts until mixture has melted and can be stirred smooth (mine took 45 seconds + 15 seconds). Batter will be very granular.
- Add the vanilla, eggs, and stir vigorously until batter is thick, shiny, and well blended. Add the flour and stir until you cannot see it any longer. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour half the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
- Dollop half of the marshmallow fluff all over the batter and swirl slightly with a knife. Spread the remaining batter carefully over the marshmallow fluff. Repeat with the remaining marshmallow on top of the brownie batter. With a knife, carefully swirl the marshmallow fluff slightly into the batter. Don’t swirl too much!
- Bake until a toothpick in the center emerges slightly moist with batter, about 25 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 375°F. Top with mini marshmallows and bake for another 3-5 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned on top.
*Adapted from http://www.bakerita.com/smores-brownies recipe. The picture is also off her website. I took one of my own but I just couldn’t resist using hers cause it was much better. The girl who runs this website is a baking genius, I have made a lot of her recipes and they all have turned out great. She’s especially good for patriotic ones.
So there you have it. Tommy and I make this quite often cause we love it so much. When we eat the leftovers we microwave them so that the chocolate melts again, it’s delicious. If anyone ends up trying it let me know how you like it!