S’Mores Brownies – Delicious Any Time of Year!

marshmallow brownies

These s’mores brownies are so rich, so decadent and *SO* delicious that you’ll find yourself making them throughout the year.  Although there are several steps to making them, each is easy and takes only minutes to do.  Add these to your holiday dessert trays and see them disappear fast!

Here are some tips to help with preparation and serving:

  • brownies are best a little undercooked and fudgy.  Start checking for doneness at least 10 minutes before the brownie mix directions tell you too.  Take them out of the oven when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs on it.
  • These chocolate ganache topped marshmallow brownies are best kept refrigerated until serving.  The picture above was taken 20 minutes after the brownie was cut – that’s when the marshmallow begins to ooze a bit which makes for a dramatic presentation.

Loaded S’Mores

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We had a lot of company last week that included lots of kids so we decided to have some fun and try out this loaded S’Mores that I can across in the June/July 2013 issue of Taste of Home.  Everyone loved them! I’m sure you will too.  I’ve adapted the recipe slightly.

 

More S’mores!

So, my family and I are going “camping” this weekend near Yosemite, for a fun family reunion.  We’ve been planning the trip for awhile, and the kids have made a LONG list of things they want to try for the first time.  Top of the list?  Making S’mores!

Except.. we just found out that we might not be able to make a campfire where we’ll be staying.  Which means… no s’mores. UH OH!

Thankfully we WILL have access to a campground kitchen (industrial size!)… and we have google… so I set out to find alternative ways to make S’mores, which do NOT include roasting marshmallows over an open fire.  Guess what?  There are LOTS and LOTS of ideas out there!  So, I saved the day… and… a blog post was born!

First up, from wit & whistle, a yummy “S’mores Bars” recipe:

 

From A Wedding Story, comes a lovely looking recipe for Pampered Chef S’mores in mini muffin tins:

For a different twist, but still YUMMY taste, check out Madigan Made and her S’mores Bark recipe:

And winner for the easiest recipe, from Northern Cottage comes S’more Croissants:

I honestly can’t decide WHICH recipe we’ll be using… but we WILL be using one of them!

Tuesday Trend – Marshmallow Party

I’ve been seeing marshmallows popping up everywhere lately!  Lots and lots of s’mores ideas out there, and hot chocolate recipes with adorable marshmallow toppings, and of course, Marshmallow POPS.  Here are a few inspirations for you today.

Do you know how to make homemade marshmallows?  You’ll be surprised just how easy they are to make!  And they taste incredible!!  Here’s Martha Stewart marshmallow recipe that includes, if you want, how to make marshmallow snowflakes (you can also just cut them into squares:):


Want some great ideas on how to decorate marshmallows?

First, from Hostess with the Mostess blog, marshmallow snowmen:

From the Make’n Mold website, recipes for two fun chocolate covered marshmallow pops:

From the Betty Crocker website, Marshmallow S’mores Bars:

And, because I can’t resist… from Gimme Some Oven, S’mores on a STICK (or s’more pops):

Happy Marshmallow-ing!