Last week, I posted some beach themed cupcakes from Seagrove, Florida. My new favorite place on Earth.
One night while my family was at the beach, our usual crew got together with six other family members that were staying in Panama City, which isn't too far away. I wanted to bake something again that would be easy and possibly use up some of the leftover ingredients I had from the beach cupcakes.
I decided something with a crust would be best. First, I thought about a pie, but I wasn't sure if it there would be enough for everyone. I also didn't want to have to do any major decorating. S'mores are pretty popular in the baking world right now, and I'd been wanting to make something similar to the s'mores cupcakes two of my friends made a month or so ago. I scrolled through Pinterest and Foodgawker and decided brownies would be easiest.
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
Brownie mix (You don't have to use a mix, any brownie recipe will do!)
1 bag jumbo marshmallows
- Spray a 9x13 inch pan and preheat oven to 350.
- Stir melted butter into the bowl of graham cracker crumbs. Mix well and press into the bottom of the 9x13 inch pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- While the crust is baking, mix up the brownie batter.
- When the crust is done, remove from oven and pour brownie batter over crust. Then put it back in the oven.
- Bake according to directions on brownie mix or whichever brownie recipe you're using.
- While the brownies are baking, cut the jumbo marshmallows in half. You probably won't need all of them. I used a little over half a bag. You just need enough to completely cover the brownies.
- When the brownies are done, lay the marshmallows on top.
- Turn the oven to broil and put the brownies back in the oven. Broil for about a minute, or until the marshmallows are golden brown.
- IMPORTANT. Do not walk away from the oven during this step. Seriously, I suggest just standing there and looking through the little window on the oven door and watching the marshmallows because they burn very easily. I have heard many alarming stories of marshmallows that have caught on fire in ovens this way.
- Let the brownies cool and serve!
- If you run a knife through hot water each time you cut into the brownies, it will be much, much easier. I didn't figure this out until I had cut about half the brownies and it was just a sticky, stringy mess. Tasty, but messy.
Sorry for another short post! I didn't get many pictures of these because we were in a huge hurry to go out to dinner and I didn't have my camera at first and I was having a wardrobe malfunction and everyone was waiting on me... Story of my life! But my next post will be longer, I promise!