Monday, August 8, 2011

brownie smores....yum!

For my birthday this year my little sister-in-law got me these brownies for my birthday!

Look how cute this bag is with the little spoon and bow!!

They were awesome for two reasons- 1. Brownies don't really exist in Ireland. 2. Smore's DEFINATELY don't exist in Ireland.

oh- and 3. ready made mixes like this are a rarity.

My little SIL really knows how to win me over :)

Well so I forgot to take pictures of the mixing process. But If you have ever made brownies then you already know what happens/ what it looks like.

Note: NOT burnt. Huzzah!
The box said I needed to bake them for about 40 minutes, that was a lie. Or I got my temperatures wrong. sometimes converting Celsius to Fahrenheit doesn't go so well for me. I cooked them about an hour and maybe ten minutes.

Then you top with mini marshmallows!! I thought the spaces would matter but I forgot marshmallows puff up. Duh.

*WARNING* Marshmallows cook really really fast. One should not walk away from a very hot oven after placing marshmallows in it.
Note: BURNT. waaaa!!
Cause then this happens. Burnt Marshmallows. YUM. not so much. But I just told James I was going for that authentic campfire experience.

I left the brownies with marshmallows in the oven for about 2 minutes.....big mistake! I should have left them in there 30 seconds tops!

In the end it didn't Matter- They were still delicious!! They look really nice as well when cut open! (that's Graham cracker crust on the bottom there!)

I know this was a pre-packaged mix but I know it is super easy to make at home as well...

to make these brownies all you need is:

One package brownie mix (follow all of the directions on the box to make the brownie batter)
2 cups crushed graham cracker- or maybe a cup to half cup more depending on how thick you want your crust!
3/4 stick butter, melted.
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Mix together the crushed graham crackers and melted butter and press into a small baking pan. Place in a preheated oven (325 F) for about 10 minutes.
Spoon the brownie mix over top of the baked crust and make smooth. Place into the oven and bake for about 40 minutes (or until the knife comes out clean from the center of the brownies). Then turn the broiler on and wait for about 5 minutes for the broiler to heat. cover the top of brownies with the marshmallows and bake for about 30 seconds or until all marshmallows are fluffy and NOT BURNT. (unless your going for that genuine campfire experience as well!)

I hope you enjoy! I thought they were pretty good- and now I need people to come over and eat some before James and I eat them all ourselves haha!

All of this baking and blogging has tuckered Neko out.

well....actually most things tucker her out! But shes so freaking cute when she sleeping I don't mind one bit!


  1. It's so crazy that brownies arent a big thing over there. You'd think their deliciousness would be world famous!

    Now I really want a brownie w/ice cream on top :)

  2. Neko is getting so big!! She is so cute, Im jealous. I have a cat hater husband, so I will never be allowed to have one :( Unfortunately for Gracie she seems to be part cat... haha

    Anyway, those look delicious...and just as a reminder, whenever you broil something NEVER walk away. Yummmmm brownies. We have something called Petit Gateau...good substitute, but not the same thing!

  3. Very good I'm from Brazil, it's always good to eat different foods.

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