My next house WILL have a gas range. Mark my word!
Not only are gas stoves easier to control temperatures on, they’re way easier to clean. For anyone else with a glass top range – I feel your pain. I can’t use it without completely ruining its cleanliness. So, I just don’t clean it until we have guests. I mean…umm…I clean it ALL…THE…TIME! I love cleaning!
What I love is s’mores. My mom taught me a lot of important things, including how to make s’mores in a pinch.
No camp fire? Toast those ‘mallows on the stove!
Too lazy to put a ‘mallow on a skewer? Microwave that baby!
But I may have found the best rendition of s’mores. S’mores BROWNIES.
Mom, I’m sure your heart is racing in excitement. It should be. Just don’t pass out, okay? Breathe.
When I was assigned Delicious Meliscious’ blog for a Blogger’s Choice recipe swap, I would like to say I had trouble choosing. But I didn’t. These were an easy choice and a killer choice to boot.
However, Melissa’s blog is one I will be returning to…a lot. I was so pleasantly surprised to find that every recipe (literally) appealed to me. It’s rare to find blogs that you share such similar tastes with…but hers is one for sure. Besides, Melissa lives in Ohio so we have that in common, too!
What I also loved about this recipe was how simple it was to prepare. These were ready in 30 minutes flat. Perfect for those nights when your kiddo comes home with a last minute request for school or you remember at the last minute that your coworker’s birthday is the very next day.
I kept things simple with a boxed brownie mix (if it’s good enough for Giada, it’s good enough for me!), but you can make your favorite brownie and finish it off with the marshmallows, graham cracker, and chocolate squares.
Just beware, these are HIGHLY addictive. Even my s’mores indifferent coworkers and hubby said so!
1 pack brownie mix (Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, etc. – my selection had 18 servings, 140 calories each)
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup water
1 large egg
2 cups miniature marshmallows
4 graham crackers, cut into chunks
2 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, cut into each segments
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray 9×9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Prepare the brownie mix according to the directions on the box (or use your favorite homemade recipe) using the oil, egg, and water.
After baking, remove the pan from the oven and set the oven to broil at 500-550 F.
Cool brownies for about a minute then sprinkle the marshmallows over the warm brownies. Make sure to cover most of the area. Sprinkle the graham crackers on top of the marshmallows. Broil about 4-5 inches from the heat for 30 seconds to a minute until the marshmallows are golden brown. Watch carefully so that they don’t burn. Sprinkle with Hershey’s milk chocolate bars.
Yield: 16 brownies.
Nutrition Information (per brownie): 264 calories; 10.4 g. fat; 30 mg. cholesterol; 190 mg. sodium; 39.9 g. carbohydrate; 0.12 g. fiber; 3.3 g. protein
Result: Simple but epic! These are a great way to enjoy s’mores year-round and in a new and unique way. These are sure to please any age group…and pocket book! Enjoy![/print_this]
Did anyone else watch Idol last night? I’m sad to see Skylar go…but I did love Coldplay’s performances! I skipped out on my workout yesterday – Mr. Prevention and I were both exhausted for no real reason. I listened to my body and kept it a relaxing evening. Today, it’s off to the clinic and squeezing in a workout before the in-laws arrive. Mr. P is running a half marathon tomorrow and his whole fan club will be in attendance!
TGIF, everyone…have a super weekend!