Thursday, February 25, 2010

You'll definitely want Smore...

Several years ago I found a recipe for Smore Brownies. It was a great recipe but really "involved", if you know what I mean. It required melting chocolate, sifting flour etc... They were delicious, but every time I thought about making them again, I just didn't want to go to all the trouble. Honestly I've never found a 'from scratch' recipe for brownies where the taste justifies the work, especially considering that the Betty Crocker box brownies taste just as good to me. You see I'm not opposed to putting in a little elbow grease when I bake, but not if I can't tell the difference between the box and homemade.

Homemade cake...definitely worth it!
Homemade cheesecake...always worth it!
Homemade cookies...usually worth it!

But not brownies. If if you want to jazz them up a bit. Just jazz up the box mix.

So that's what I did. I created my own version of Smore Brownies. They taste just like the "involved" version! Just half the time and probably half the cost. Another great benefit to the box. They go on sale at Macey's all the time for 88 cents a box. I stock up!


¼ C. melted butter
1 C. crushed graham crackers
3 T. sugar
¼ t. salt
1 box Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix (or brand of choice)
2 C. marshmallows

1. In a mixing bowl combine the gram crackers, sugar and salt. Mix well. Add the butter and press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Place in the freezer while you mix the brownies.
2. Prepare brownie mix according to the box instructions.
3. Poor the mixture over the gram cracker crust.
4. Bake according to the box instructions.
5. When the brownies are baked take out of the oven and top with marshmallows.
6. Turn the oven to broil.
7. Put the brownies back in the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes or until the marshmallows are roasted. Be sure and watch carefully. This happens so fast and you don’t want to burn marshmallows. You want them to be golden brown.

1 comment:

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