Thursday, July 21, 2011

S'mores Brownies

I am totally obsessed with making "s'mores" desserts right must be summer. Anyway, these brownies were SO good that I am pretty sure I ate most of them myself (sorry Rex). All the fixings of a s'more, layered into a brownie, YUM!

1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg whites
1/2 cup flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 graham crackers, broken into small pieces
mini marshmallows
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup fat free half and half

Yum.... what a wonderful combonation

1. First mix your brownies together by mixing your applesuace, sugar, and vanilla together. Next, add your egg whites. Beat them in and then add your cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until everything is combined. Pour into your greased 9x9 pan and bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
2. Then comes the good part. Right after you pull the brownies out of the oven take about 1 cup of chocolate chips and sprinkle them evenly over the top. Let them get shiny then spread them with a knife to make a nice frosting. Next, sprinkle your graham craker pieces over the melted chocolate. You want them to cover the top. Ok, here is the marshmallow part. Sprinkle your graham crackers with mini marshmallows. Probably a couple handfulls will get the job done. (I didn't really keep track, just kept tossing them on there until they covered the top). Crank your oven up to broil and pop the pan back in for about 1 minute. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THEM. These brown up fast so watch them. They can quickly go from golden brown to burnt. Believe me I know :)

Pretty huh... wait, your not done yet!
3. Give your brownies about 15- 20 minutes to cool a bit. But while you are waiting make your frosting. In a small saucepan combine one cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of fat free half and half and melt over medium low heat. Stir with a wisk until smooth. (If it seems to thick add a little more half and half.)
4. Carefully pour the melted chocolate over the marshmallows making an even layer. You can use a knife to spread it to the edges so there are no gaps. Let chocolate cool before cutting, about 30 minutes. For faster cooling put them in the fridge.
Cut a big square, pour a glass of milk, and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. thank you for blogging. i can't wait to try these!