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Baking Expedition: S’more Brownies

 



This month's Baking Expedition was S'more Brownies. I found the recipe online through Taste of  Home. It's pretty straightforward, graham cracker crust, brownie with mini marshmallows mixed in, mini marshmallows, and more graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top. 


Here's the thing that ended up being weird, it was exactly like a s'more that had been made with a baked good instead of a chocolate bar. I think the addition of the mini marshmallows to the brownie itself made it come out more cake like than brownie like. So it was more s'more bar than s'more brownie. 


Here’s the recipe as found on Taste of Home website


Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10 whole crackers)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • brownies:
  • 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dark baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • topping:
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 5 whole graham crackers, broken into bite-sized pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter. Press onto bottom of an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake until lightly browned, 7-9 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For brownies, melt unsweetened chocolate on high in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool slightly. Cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; beat in melted chocolate and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in 1 cup miniature marshmallows. 
  3. Spread batter over graham cracker crust. Top with 1 cup marshmallows and broken graham crackers. Bake until center is set, 18-22 minutes (do not overbake).


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