Tuesday, March 27, 2012

peanut butter cookies

I am guest posting for Erin at The Spiffy Cookie today, go check it out to get the recipe for these yummy peanut butter cookies!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

s'mores swirl brownies

I never knew I loved s'mores so much until I started this blog. First there was the s'mores pizza (deeeelicious) then there were the giant s'mores cookies and most recently, I made these white chocolate s'more cake bars. Now I'd like to introduce a new favorite, s'mores swirl brownies. These brownies are rich, gooey and a bazillion times better than boxed versions and almost as easy to make. I was determined to make these brownies with things I needed to use up in my kitchen. I had mini graham cracker pie crusts I needed to use, a small jar of marshmallow fluff that would need to be eaten by spoonfuls if I didn't bake with it soon and a huge milk chocolate Toblerone bar (thanks Kavel). The s'mores swirl adds a slightly chewy texture and even though the graham cracker crumbs were ground up finely, you could still taste them perfectly. I was so happy with how these turned out. I'm just hoping next time I make these they last long enough for me to have one with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

S'mores Swirl Brownies
makes 4 very large brownies (8x8 pan)

1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 c. chopped chocolate chunks (I used milk chocolate)
1 c. marshmallow fluff
3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs

Note: I think these brownies would be great with all types of chocolate, for example Hershey's Kisses or dark chocolate. Get creative!

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Grease or line with parchment paper an 8x8 square pan. Chop your chocolate.

Melt the butter. Beat in sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Once the mixture is combined, add in the cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking powder and blend until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chunks. Pour batter in to pan and spread evenly. 

Melt marshmallow fluff in a microwavable safe bowl for 10-20 seconds or until it is drizzle consistency. Drizzle the fluff over the brownie batter. Then sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the marshmallow fluff. Using a toothpick, swirl the marshmallow and graham crackers together.

Bake brownies for 35-45 minutes or until middle of the brownies don't jiggle anymore.

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