Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Chocolate and mint are not flavors that I like eating together. Separately they are great. I have a stash of mint tea in my cupboard and a jar of peppermint candy on my counter. As for chocolate, let's just say, who DOESN'T like chocolate :) I like all kinds except those with mint.
I followed the book's brownie batter recipe but stirred in 3/4 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers and 3/4 cup milk chocolate chunks for the peppermint patties = S'More Brownies! I sprinkled another 1/4 cup graham crackers on top and baked these lovelies until they were almost done then sprinkled marshmallows on top and returned the pan to the oven to finish baking and to brown the marshmallows (5 more minutes or so). Just a word of warning - don't put the marshmallows on too early because they have a tendency to expand/explode in the heat and to take over the whole pan which makes for a gooey, icky mess. You could use mini marshmallows or large marshmallows cut into quarters with scissors. I prefer the latter method. The irregularly cut marshmallows add character to the finished product (in my humble opinion).
I'm sure you could use whatever your favorite brownie recipe is and just add graham crackers and marshmallows for the same effect :)
Karen from Our Crazy Blessed Life selected this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. Recipe can be found at her website. Although I took the "Brrr" out of the Brrrownies, the basic recipe is still great and if you do like minty chocolate, give these a shot.