A 4th of July Recipe
I love making treats to bring to work for each holiday, and since it’s the 4th of July I needed something extra patriotic. And what screams America more than s’mores? To make them a little more work friendly, and since campfires are frowned upon at the workplace, I made them into brownies. I made them for Memorial Day, and they were such a huge hit everyone convinced me to make them again. It’s such an easy recipe; if you can bake brownies, you can bake s’mores brownies.
Brownie mix (eggs, oil, water)
When I came up with this idea, I did some research to find a recipe that someone else had already tried and had success with. I compiled a few and came up with mine. Change it up however you want, use chocolate chips if you want, I squirted some Hershey’s chocolate syrup into my batter, etc. For the crust, I made two thin trays since I need a lot of small ones, I used a little over half a stick of butter. Melt it and crumble up about 8-10 sheets of graham crackers. Mix it so all the pieces are covered with butter and pour it on the bottom of the baking dish. It doesn’t need to be thick, but it provides the outer cracker, like a s’more.
Next, pour the batter as evenly as possible over the crackers, it can be a little tough to spread once it’s been poured into the dish since the crackers stick to it. (Don’t worry, I used more batter than this)
I used large marshmallows broken into quarters (my grocery store didn’t have mini’s). Spread them one at a time throughout the batter, dipping and coating in the batter. Use as much or as little as you’d like.
Put it in the oven at the temperature the box says for about 15-20 minutes. Take it out, before it’s finished, and put some halved marshmallows over the top. This will get them a bit browned, as the ones in the batter will just melt. Sprinkle some dry graham crackers over the top for decoration. Put it back in for another 5-10 minutes. If the marshmallows puff up, don’t worry they’ll go back down.
Take it out and let it cool completely before you try cutting it, or it will stick to your knife and pull them all apart. Or butter your knife if you need them right away!
I also used red and blue sprinkles to make them a bit more American, ya know. These are always a huge hit, and just in time for the 4th!
Enjoy little campers!