Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TWD: S'more (not so Brrr)ownies





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.

27 comments:

Jennifer said...

YUM! Those look delicious, Tia!

Romaine said...

OK--THESE are interesting. You say you stirred in the graham crackers but it kinda looks like you just arranged them on top. Either way, it looks fantastic.

Brenda De Sousa said...

I love s'mores. In any form! These look beyond good!!

Pamela said...

I'd eat 'em. They look great! Very creative, my friend.

Kimberly Johnson said...

These look great and are such a creative twist!

Valerie said...

Brilliant take on the recipe! These look amazing.

Beryl said...

Those look insanely good! Dorie's recipe are great to experiment with. I took mine on a Mint Julep inspired detour.

Karen said...

This looks like a delicious addition instead of mint. One of my best friends despises mint and chocolate together but would love this as smores. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Jessica said...

Great idea! If I didn't love mint/chocolate so much, this would be a great alternative!

Susan said...

Wow! Those look fabulous! I was going to skip these as I am not a chocolate and mint fan, but the hubby is so I made them for him. :)

Lauryn said...

OMG I am SOO jealous of your brownies!! They look amazing. I happened to like the mint brownies a lot more than I thought I would, but these look MUCH more appealing to me!! I am going to try your version soon!!

~Nikki~ said...

They look delicious and I am a huge S'Mores fan... I've made s'mores pies and s'mores cookie bars, but I haven't tried s'mores brownies!

Mary Ann said...

I really like your s'mores version of these brownies. That looks like a treat I would really love! Great adaptation.

Peggy said...

Wow Tia. . that is very creative. I have to say I would never have thought of making these into smores, but I LOVE smores! I don't care for mint and chocolate so I used the peanut butter cups. These look delicious. Great job. I wish I could try one. . . just one. . just one tiny one. . please share!

Rachel said...

Great idea! Those look delicious!

Sweet and Savory said...

What a clever idea and how good these must be.

I realized why mine look different. I bake gluten free most of the time and using rice flour and potato starch and tapioca flour are not going to produce the same result.

Anne said...

Oh this is a great idea, those look amazing!

Nickki said...

Ok, so now I know where I'm going wrong when I try and make marshmallow brownies (I always end up with a huge gooey mess!) I will try it your way next time. I loved the mint brownies but I must give your version a try because they look amazing!

Nickki said...

Ok, so now I know where I'm going wrong when I try and make marshmallow brownies (I always end up with a huge gooey mess!) I will try it your way next time. I loved the mint brownies but I must give your version a try because they look amazing!

Juliana said...

Yummie, these brownies look so delicious...

steph- whisk/spoon said...

mmm...nice take on this one!

mike said...

Ok - this is a keeper - and a great variation! Impressed with the creativity of ingredients! We liked the mint version but can't wait to try this one!

spike. said...

those look amazing! love anything s'mores

margot said...

Wowza! These look incredible. We liked the mint brownies, but would have loved this variety!

TeaLady said...

What a great variation. I could easily eat a whole pan of these.

Liz said...

Yum! I love your variation. I had s'mores for the first time this summer recently, and I realized I'd missed them so much!I could definitely devour these brownies.

Lynnylu said...

Decadent! I love s'mores! Nice job coming up with something different, but delicious.