Monday, February 13, 2012
S'more brownies have been a signature treat of mine since high school. I used to make them, along with rice krispy treats, for all our concert tailgates.
I may or may not have seen The Dave Matthews Band eleven times. Before I was even a junior in college. I might have worn Doc Martins and Flannel.
What do you want from me? It was the 90's.
S'more brownies were the perfect sustenance for long afternoons hanging in stadium parking lots drinking...soda...and getting high on...life...because that is what you do at concerts, drink soda and get high on life, right? right.
So given the amount of Dave concerts I've been to, plus various other concerts I've been to, (One of which might have been Jewel. No big deal.) I've made these brownies quite a few times.
When one of my coworkers announced he was leaving a few weeks ago, we planned a small gathering at our post-work watering hole. I wanted to bring a special treat and since I knew these paired so well with, uh, soda, I had a hunch that they might go with alcoholic beverages as well. I'm still unclear about the pairing, but they were gone by the end of the night, so I'll take that as a good sign.
Given the ease, I thought this would be a perfect time to share the recipe. They make a great last minute treat for your Valentine. Dave Matthews Concert, Optional.
Start with your favorite brownie mix. Any mix will do. Mix according to package directions. This usually requires eggs, water, and vegetable oil, but be sure to check the back of the box for exact ingredients!!
I know, they are from a box. Just hide the evidence. If you don't tell, I won't tell.
Pour batter into a buttered 9-by 13-inch baking dish. Bake according to package directions.
Sidebar: Licking brownie batter off of a spoon ALWAYS reminds me of my college roommate. Now that I think about it, that sounds kinda creepy...
Remove brownies from oven 5 minutes before suggested baking time. Sprinkle evenly with 2 cups mini marshmallows and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Return to oven and bake until chocolate is melted and marshmallows and puffed and just starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, break 8 graham crackers in half to make squares. In case you are not good at math, should have 16 squares.
Remove baking sheet from oven and immediately top with graham crackers. You'll want to leave a little space in between each cracker to make it easier to cut. You will not be able to fill the entire top with graham crackers. As you can see, I could only fit 15 crackers on here. Let cool completely before cutting.
Trim excess, saving scraps to snack on, or even better yet, to serving with ice cream! The, using a sharp knife, carefully cut between graham crackers.
Continue cutting between graham crackers until you have individual squares.
Serve to your Valentine, your coworkers, or your fellow Dave Matthews Fans. Everyone will be sure to want S'more!
P.S. Did I mention my former coworker is somewhat of a hipster. For some people, the love of Flannel just. won't. die.
P. P. S. Don't forget to enter my Dream Job Giveaway! For details, see my previous post!
makes about 15 brownies
1 box brownie mix, prepared according to package directions
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 whole graham crackers, broken into 16 squares
1. Preheat oven to required oven temperature (check your mix as temps. will vary). Butter a 9-by 13-inch baking pan and set aside.
3. Remove baking pan from oven and scatter marshmallows and chocolate chips over top of brownies. Return to oven and bake until chocolate is slightly melted and marshmallows are puffed and slightly golden, about 5 minutes more. Remove from oven and immediately top with graham cracker squares, pressing down to adhere and leaving space between crackers to cut.
4. Let brownies cool completely before carefully cutting between each graham cracker square.
Posted by Preppy in the Pantry at 9:02 AM