As if the leftover Halloween candy wasn't enough, I made these brownies this past weekend while craving the toasty flavor of s'mores. I love making s'mores in the summer, but there's something about this warm fall weather that's keeping me in the mood for bonfires and toasting marshmallows. This is hardly a recipe (which is why it's awesome) but it's a super tasty way to upgrade a batch of brownies.
A box of brownie mix (my fave is Ghirardelli Double Chocolate, or you can make from scratch)
1/2 bag of mini marshmallows
4 graham crackers, broken into pieces
3 Hersey's chocolate bars, broken into pieces
Prepare and bake your brownies according to the instructions on the box. As soon as you remove them from the oven, sprinkle the mini marshmallows evenly on top, allowing them to warm a bit when they make contact with the brownie pan.
Turn on the broiler in your oven to the high setting.
Sprinkle the graham pieces on top of the marshmallows. Once the broiler is ready, pop the pan back into the oven (with the rack positioned a notch or two from the broiler) and allow the marshmallows to toast for about 30-60 seconds. The timing depends on the heat from the broiler – keep an eye on them to make sure the graham crackers don't start to burn. You'll want to leave the pan in until the marshmallows are golden brown and melty, so it could take longer than 60 seconds.
Remove the pan from the oven, and carefully place the chocolate pieces on top of the marshmallows. Allow the chocolate to melt a bit, and cool the brownies entirely before serving (mine usually take a few hours, my stoneware pan retains heat for a while). Cut and serve once cool. Campfire stories and plaid shirts not included ;)