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S’mores please :-)

8 Aug

So tomorrow is my brother’s 22nd birthday. Equally as important it is one of my good friend’s birthdays as well.

I’ve been on such a sugar kick lately (not super unusual, but it’s been bad). I’ve been buying chocolate, ice cream, whipped cream, cookies, etc. like it’s going out of style. Anyway, birthdays. Focus.

So what do we do for birthdays? We bake. But not birthday cakes, especially not the icky kind with frosting (I’m not speaking from personal preference, I like frosting, but my friend, the one with the birthday, not so much on the frosting). I’ve been toying with ideas on what to make… and then, I had that little light bulb pop over my head like in the cartoons.
She and I both have a slight, okay, huge obsession with Edy’s S’mores flavored ice cream. It only comes out in the summer but it’s delicious. Chocolate ice cream with chunks of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. It doesn’t get any more s’morey than that unless you’re sitting at a campfire. I perused some blogs and found lots of recipes for s’more cookies, s’more cakes, etc. I found this idea on Picky Palates website and decided it was a winner…

And simple. Double winner.

S’more Bite Sized Brownies

1 box of chocolate brownie mix, or a brownie recipe of your choice (I used the family sized Pillsbury box)

miniature marshmallows, approximately 48 or 12 large marshmallows quartered

4 sheets of graham cracker, each divided into 12 parts

2 Hershey bars

I mixed my brownie mix as directed on the box and divided it equally into my mini-muffin pans. I filled 48 and had a little extra batter leftover that may have ended up in my mouth instead of being baked… or it just disappeared into thin air. You could make them in a brownie pan or regular muffin tins. Then, I added a mini marshmallow, half a square of Hershey chocolate and a chunk of graham cracker to the top of the muffin. I baked them (in the mini-muffin pans) for about 6 minutes at 350 degrees. You have to watch them toward the end. The marshmallow will get bubbly and brown (yum, toasted marshmallows!). The second batch was finished up by around 5 minutes.

The brownies are so moist and soft and just slightly undercooked (the way I love them) and the chocolate and marshmallow spread so cutely over the brownie and graham cracker.

Now I have 48 46 delicious s’mores brownies to celebrate said birthday with 🙂

What does my brother get for his birthday? Well, um, if he ever drags his 6’5″ self up here I’ll let you know.