Sometimes you need a decadent, mid-week dessert to help get you through to the weekend. Yesterday my sweet tooth was calling for something rich and chocolatey so I made a batch of these after dinner.
But first, let me back up a bit and introduce you to the stars of the show.
I know this isn’t my normal method of eating whole and healthy foods, but sometimes you’re in a pinch and you need a brownie- and only the most gluttonous kind will do. You could certainly whip up a batch of brownies from scratch, but using a box mix will save time. Also, I couldn’t find traditional marshmallows at the store so I opted for marshmallow cream. It worked like a dream.
1 box fudge brownie mix (or make your own from scratch)
2 or 3 graham crackers
1/3 cup walnuts
1 container marshmallow fluff (or 1 bag marshmallows)
Directions: Mix up the brownie mix according to the package instructions. I don’t think there’s anything more enticing than a bowl of rich, gooey brownie mix.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 inch glass baking pan.
Next, pour the batter evenly into the pan.
Then, scoop the marshmallow fluff on top of the brownie mix in dollops. I used a small teaspoon to scoop it out. Put enough dollops to cover the top. In my case, I used the entire jar, but feel free to use as much or as little as you like.
The fluff is sticky so it would be difficult to spread. If you used traditional marshmallows, you could simply layer them over the brownie mix.
Set the brownie mix aside for a moment. Using a food processor, grind the walnuts and graham crackers together until they look like bread crumbs.
Sprinkle the graham cracker crumb mixture over the brownies and bake in the oven for 20 to 24 minutes.
While baking, the marshmallows will puff up like so.
Allow brownies to cool for a few minutes before serving. The marshmallow top will be slightly brown and the graham cracker mix should be fragrant.
The brownies will still be slightly gooey on top which gives them the perfect effect for smores. The toasted graham cracker and walnut mixture on top is nutty, buttery and makes you feel like you should be campfire side with one of these brownies in hand.
These brownies are easy to make any weeknight. They would be especially fun for parties or to make with the kiddos.
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