Friday, September 2, 2011

S'mores Blondies

I have always been a fan of s’mores, ever since my 1 year as a Girl Scout. I mean what’s not to love its marshmallows (gooey, melted and yummy), chocolate (enough said) and graham crackers. I had an addiction to graham crackers with I was pregnant with the youngest; I could eat a whole box if my oldest wasn’t asking for some too. So I decided to combine a blondie and s’mores; and let me just say they are a match made in heaven. They were chewy like a blondie, but still had the graham cracker taste. Then combine that with the chucks of dark chocolate (my fav) and toasty marshmallow just makes them that much better.
So I went on a search of recipes that used graham crackers in a blondie recipe and just gave it my own little twist. I think that is one of my favorite things about baking and cooking in general, that once you know the basics and rules you can mix it up and make it your own. So, since September is here and summer is quickly coming to an end; I decided to whip up a batch of these blondies to hold to summer a little longer. Plus, the s’mores blondies can be enjoyed year round when you want a little summer fix in the middle of winter.

S’mores Blondies (adapted from the Male Baker Graham Cracker Blondie)

2 1/3 c Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
¾ c Graham Cracker crumbs
14 tsp Unsalted Butter, softened
1 ¾ c Brown Sugar
3 Large Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 4oz bar of dark chocolate, broken into chunks (I used Ghirardelli 60% dark, but use your favorite kind)
1 cup Mini Marshmallows, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment and spray with non-stick baking spray.
Combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
In a bowl of mixer, cream butter and sugar; then add eggs one at a time and vanilla.
Add the flour in two parts and mix until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chunks and half of the marshmallows and pour into pan.
Sprinkle remaining marshmallows over the top (note: the marshmallows will expand in the oven, it is ok.)
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 20 minutes, if you can. Enjoy.

These are a great treat for kids and adults alike. You can have one for dessert or even send one off to school with your kids, but you might not be able to eat just one. Be blessed and enjoy S’more.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you, what's not to love about s'mores! I just made two s'mores desserts for a family cookout this weekend. S'mores cookies and s'mores pie. I can't wait to dig in!


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