On August 10th we celebrated National S'mores Day. I often wonder who determines national days of celebration as this, but we'll gladly participate!
Rather than just making s'mores we made S'mores Brownies. This is an easy dessert kids can make. They do need help with the oven, but the mixing and topping is a fun activity for the littles.
(recipe from About.com)
1 box fudge brownie mix
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups mini marshmallows
2 whole graham crackers
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2.Beat brownie mix, water, eggs and oil together, about 50 strokes.
3.Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20-24 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
4.Sprinkle marshmallows over brownies. Break up graham crackers into bite-sized pieces, and nestle them between the marshmallows, pressing gently into the brownies to make them stick. Raise the oven temperature to broil. Return the brownies to oven (on the middle rack - not too close to the ceiling of the oven), and bake 1-3 more minutes, until the marshmallows brown. Watch carefully, so the marshmallows don't burn. Let the brownies cool 15 minutes before cutting.
|We may have added a few extra marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate.|
|Loaded with goodness!|
|Be careful...the marshmallows brown SO quickly!|
|Amazing, gooey yumminess!|