It's that time again, another Sundays With Joy recipe. This week, the ladies are baking Joy's S'Mores Brownies. Brownies are something I usually just make with a box mix. I'm pretty sure I won't be doing that too much more. Tasting these brownies reminded me just how much better brownies from scratch are.
This recipe incorporated bits of graham crackers and gooey toasted marshmallows on top. What's not to love? The recipe called for large marshmallows on top and I ended up using minis as I wanted more of those gooey bits. I think I could have used even more, I just love how they toasted up. I was nervous they might get too done, I've never been a fan of the charred marshmallows.
The recipe called for allowing the brownies to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting. I think I made it about 10 minutes before needing to dig in and give them a try. I think waiting would have given me a nice cleaner edge but really, are you looking at the uneven cut job I did? Doubt it! Nope, you are just wondering how you can get your hands on some of these delicious brownies. I'm taking the rest of this batch to a graduation party this afternoon so you'll just have to make your own. Go out and get Joy's book, you won't be disappointed. You can even join our Sundays With Joy group. We're baking our way through the whole book so we have a way to go yet. There are some good recipes (well they are all good!) coming up too.
As you can see, I used the usual s'mores ingredients for my props in today's photos. A great photo wasn't all I was after. I was craving some of these gooey campfire treats too. I couldn't let those props just go to waste. Usually I'm a golden brown marshmallow with the usual hunk of Hershey's chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers. The classic s'more. Some like their marshmallow burnt to all holy hell, some use peanut butter cups instead of plain chocolate. The possibilities for the perfect s'more really are endless. Next time you are sitting around the campfire, try a new version, oh maybe like peanut butter bacon s'mores. Doesn't that sound tasty?
Crazy? Maybe, but they were tasty. Spread peanut butter on one of your graham cracker squares, top with your chocolate (Hershey's Special Dark is my favorite) and some crisp bacon. Add a nice toasted marshmallow and other graham cracker square. You now have the wild child cousin of the regular ol' s'more! Anyone else have s'more substitutions they like to make? Anyone plan on trying this peanut butter bacon version?