As the temperatures continue to drop – and I’ve even heard rumors of a possible freeze this week, which is music to my sinuses – I can’t help but think of the many bonfires and hayrides I’ve enjoyed in the past.
The best part of any bonfire? Well, I love a charred hot dog and burn-your-tongue hot chocolate as much as the next girl, but my favorite fall treat is S’mores.
Mmmm…chocolate, grahams and marshmallows! Does it get any better than that?
Well, actually it does. Because real S’mores are messy. And kind of hard to eat. S’mores-flavored foods, on the other hand, are totally tasty without sounding a four-napkin alarm.
Yes, I’m THAT person. I don’t like to be messy. Okay?
The good news is that S’mores-inspired treats seem to be all the rage these days. Last summer, for example, I made S’mores Rice Krispy Treats – and they were ah-maze-ing.
Normally, my go-to dessert for any and all occasion – no matter how fancy or casual, large or intimate – is a pan of brownies. From a box. And they are a hit Every Time.
I’m not bragging. (Okay, I am.) It’s just a proven fact that box brownies are delicious, especially if you make sure to NOT overcook them. And pair them with a scoop of ice cream.
So when I saw a recipe this summer for S’mores Brownies, you better believe I bookmarked that faster than you can say, “Save that delicious recipe on Delicious.com!”
[You wouldn’t say that? Because you think it’s silly? Well, right, of course. I wouldn’t, either.]
Through one of the several recipe blog carnivals I participate in, I found 3 Four and Under, where Trisha shared her super simple recipe for S’mores Brownies. (Make sure you check out her photos, because they do this dessert more justice than mine do!)
I could barely wait three weeks before making it for someone. We had friends over for dinner, and we all ate way more of these brownies than we should have!
6-8 graham crackers
Regular (candy bar-sized) Hershey bar
Mini marshmallows (about half a bag)
Make the brownies as directed on the box. While they’re baking, roughly chop 6-8 graham crackers (or stick them in a Ziploc and give them a good whack with a rolling pin). Break up the chocolate bar – and try not to eat a quarter of the pieces.
As soon as a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean (I’m a big fan of slightly undercooking brownies, if you must know.), sprinkle the crackers and marshmallows on top. Stick back in the oven for a few minutes (just long enough for the marshmallows to melt, not long enough for them to brown), then drop the chocolate on the marshmallows.
Serve, sit back and enjoy the oohs and aahs. (And the brownie you served yourself, of course. Enjoy that.)
I know my measurements aren’t exact, but really, you just need to eyeball it. (Chelley, I know that stresses you out. I promise to help you make these next time we’re together!)
Do you like S’mores? What’s your favorite part of a bonfire or hayride? And how do you feel about messy foods that require a lot of napkins?
This post will be linked to Mouthwatering Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Fabulous Food Fridays, Foodie Friday, Grocery Cart Challenge, Friday Firsts and Food on Fridays.
Image by kretyen.
Smores fill me up too fast, so I don’t usually enjoy them, but these brownies look SO good! Might have to try that sometime. Thanks, Mary!
P.S. I much prefer a well-done (i.e. burned) hot dog over the fire. Mmmmm. :)
I can’t answer any of your questions cuz I’m dreaming about these brownies and wondering if I can drag my child to the store RIGHT NOW for all the stuff to make them.. ahhh….
Ok.. I’m not a fan of ‘messy food’.. esp with a 2 yr old… If I’m messy, he’s so bad it requires stain fighters for clothes and a bath… I do love me a burnt hot dog cooked on an open fire tho…. Have a great day!!!
You did NOT just post this … that looks delicious!!
those look so delish!
Oh these would be absolutely heavenly to bite into. I’m all for anything with the word s’mores in it. That flavor combo is a dream. By the way, I’m holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you’re welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/11/45-csn-giveaway.html
Oh, how I love s’mores, but never get them, cause we don’t have a fire pit. You have just solved my problem and made by day!
Yay! I hope you like them!
I want to try this recipe RIGHT NOW! Alas, no marshmallows or Hershey’s in the house. I will try to remedy that soon. I’m a huge S’mores fan, especially with burnt marshmallows.
I hope you get to try them soon. They are DELICIOUS!
yep. yep. yep.
beautiful delicious pictures
Oh my, you are NOT good for my waist line. I’m drying to make these.
Happy to help. Or…not. ;)
oh yum! This is the perfect solution for the left over bags of marshmellows from last week’s cub scout campout. My kids are going to love you. Thanks for sharing this!
You’re welcome. I hope your kids did love it!
totally shared this with my facebook readers! yum!!!
Yum – these look soooo good!! You need to add them to my Dessert Friday linky! Not that I need the additional calories… :)
Oh, you’re right, Lisa. I’ll add it next week!
Just made these tonight….those are ridiculously good!! Thanks for the great recipe!!
Hi, Jennifer! Thanks for reading my blog!! I’m glad you like the brownies!
Oh my goodness those look yummy!!
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I love smores and adore brownies – i must try this! Thank you for sharing :)
I’d love to have you link to to my blog party, This Week’s Cravings!
I’m with you on eating messy food! Melting marshmallows on top of brownies sounds like a fabulous idea!
It’s still a little messy, but you can actually eat it with a fork. Then it’s all yum and no mess!
This looks so good and such a great idea! I am def making this very soon, if it weren’t pouring outside I’m be going to get the ingredients now!
It was raining at my house on Friday, too. I hope your weather lightened up over the weekend, so you could make these delicious brownies! :)
Thanks for linking up your deliciousness!
Those look really good. I have 2 young girls that I think would really enjoy these. I am not much of a baker but I think I will try these out soon.
It’s hard to mess up a recipe that starts with a box mix. :)
Great photos – especially the top one – so cute!! Your recipe sounds delicious – a real treat.
Looks Delicious! Thanks for linking to This Week’s Cravings!
I think I’ve died and gone to heaven! Now I’M the one rushing to bookmark this!!! I absolutely love this recipe! Thank you for sharing it with Friday Firsts! :)
Great recipe! I would love it if you would share this recipe on my weekly recipe swap. And while your there you can check out other great recipes!
Two of my favorites rolled into one. These look scrumptious!
Oh my…yum! These look absolutely delicious :-)
Wow – thanks for the link – these looks so yummy and so easy! I haven’t seen any store mix brownies in the UK but I’m sure I can make some, may need to try this at the weekend!
Have a lovely weekend,
I’m so happy that you enjoyed the recipe! I just found your blog and love it! I’m now following! Now I’m having a craving for the brownies again!
I noticed that 3 Four and Under said to put the oven on broil before putting the brownies with marshmallows/graham crackers back in… Is that what you do? Or just leave it on normal Bake?
Thanks!! These look so fabulous I want to make sure I make them right the FIRST time!! I hate messy, too, and look forward getting all that deliciousness with a fork and no fire!
Dana, I didn’t crank up my oven. I just left it on the regular baking temperature and watched for it to get melty. :)