Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Monday, December 9, 2013

I'm Dreaming of S'mores Brownies

S'mores Brownies ---  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes 

Are you walking around humming holiday tunes? 

I am, except that I'm making up my own lyrics.

"I'm dreaming of S'mores Brownies...
Just like the ones I pinned last week,"

S'mores Brownies ---  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Maybe I'm just over-tired...Our weekend was spent chauffeuring Junior Goo Shoes from here to there, and there to here. 
 
We took him to his camp reunion...a high school championship football game...a party and a sleepover, covering lots of territory all over NJ and NY. Even our GPS was exhausted. I think I spent more time in the car than in my bed.  

But what little sleep I did get, I spent dreaming about S'mores Brownies...

"Where the brownie's chewy...
Marshmellow's gooey..."

S'mores Brownies ---  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Back in August, Vicki, from Life In My Empty Nest wrote a post featuring these S'mores Brownies she made for a tailgate party.  You know when a recipe speaks to you? Well this one kept calling "Bake Me!" from my Pinterest board.    

My friend, F., has been after me to write a post about these for months. Every time I posted about some other recipe on my FB page, she asked about the s'mores brownies... patiently at first, but then...


S'mores Brownies ---  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

So, F., this post is for you :)

I first made the brownies back in September for a little gathering I had at my house. I didn't get to taste them until I served them, because I made them just before everyone arrived.

A proper hostess would leave it to the guests to do the complimenting, and then demurely thank them. 

"Why, thank you, I'm so glad you like them!"

But not me.  

My "Good Hostess" etiquette went right out the window. 

"OMG, these are AMAZING! 
I can't believe they are so GOOD! 
They're FABULOUS!!!" 

That was me.  Raving about my own baking. Tacky, Tacky, Tacky. 

I couldn't help it. They were that good.

S'mores Brownies ---  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Since that first batch, I've made these over and over again.  They are SO easy, and hardly take more time than making brownies from a mix. I've made them several times for school bake sales. Needless to say the kids LOVE them. They are the first things to disappear off the table.

I stick to milk chocolate for the kids...which is way too sweet for me.

S'mores Brownies ---  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I prefer dark chocolate.

S'mores Brownies ---  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

For the brownie mix and graham crackers, I look for brands that don't have any partially hydrogenated stuff in it. I like Trader Joe's Brownie Truffle Mix, and Trader Joe's Graham Crackers.

One of these days, I'm going to make this with my favorite brownie recipe, instead of a mix. I think that will put them over the top...

...but I promise to sample them in private to save myself from any further hostessing faux pas. 


S'mores Brownies ---  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

S'mores Brownies
Recipe by Vicki @ Life In My Empty Nest

1 Box Brownie Mix (either for 13 x 9 or 9 x 9 pan) prepared according to directions on the box.
4-5 graham crackers
4 regular-size (1.55 oz.) milk or dark chocolate bars (like Hershey or Dove),
Approximately 3/4 Bag Mini Marshmallows

Prepare Brownies according to directions on the box.

While brownies are baking, break graham crackers into small pieces. 

Chop chocolate bars into small pieces. 

When brownies are done, remove from oven and immediately top with 3/4 bag mini marshmallows (less if you are using a 9 x 9 pan). 

Sprinkle graham crackers on top of marshmallows. Place in broiler until marshmallows begin to melt and brown slightly. Watch carefully, so as not to burn graham crackers.

Remove from broiler and immediately sprinkle chopped chocolate on top. Cut in squares when cool. 

S'mores Brownies ---  Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Try leaving these for Santa instead of sugar cookies. On second thought, maybe not, because he just might not want to leave, and then it will be your fault that 76% of the world's children didn't get their Christmas presents. 

Keep them for yourself. 


Enjoy!







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56 comments:

  1. Those sure look good and I love easy. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Easy is my middle name when it comes to cooking and baking!

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  2. These look really good! AND I hear you-this is a tiring time of year! xo Diana

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    1. They're even better than they look...and yes, tiring, and I don't even celebrate Christmas, LOL!

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  3. Ooooy gooooy yummy!! I make a similar recipe that my mom always made - she called them simply "marshmallow squares". I must try sprinkling the graham crackers on top next time I make them. They look so delicious Amy!! No wonder your fb friend was getting impatient for this recipe! Hope your week is a bit more relaxing! Stay calm.....that's what I keep repeating to myself!!

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    1. That's what makes these so good - the ooooy gooooy part! Hope you find some time to relax in between all your Christmas preparations!

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  4. I love anything chocolate and that looks delicious! It reminds me of Mississippi Mud. Have you ever heard of that before? It's basically the same thing except more structured. It's brownies on the bottom, then sprinkle with mini marshmallows on top of the hot brownies. Then spread chocolate frosting over the marshmallows. Easy and delicious. Yours is probably a little sweeter with the chocolate pieces on top. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    1. I've had Mississippi Mud Pie...assuming that's the same as what you're describing? Whatever, anything with chocolate and marshmallows is a winner to me!

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  5. Ohhhh I want one of these with my coffee this morning!! They look amazing - I would def use dark chocolate too. I think you have a hit on your hands. And I'm not just taking about your s'mores holiday song!! ;) Pinning! xo

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    1. Ha! Yes, I do think the song will be at the top of the charts very soon! Thanks for the pin, Claire!

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  6. Looks scrumptious. I hadn't gotten to taste them when I was at your house in September and now I'm sorry. Next time!

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  7. Oh my goodness, these look sooooo delicious! I definitely need to try! I just pinned and tweeted these :o) Thanks a bunch for linking up to The PINcentive Blog Hop! Hope you're having a great Tuesday and happy holidays!

    Elena over at croppedstories@gmail.com

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    1. Elena, Thank you SO much for tweeting! I really appreciate it!

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  8. Wow. These look and sound amazing. I'm planning a baking day with my daughters on Saturday and we might have to add these to our list! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Add these -- they take minutes to make! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Dear Amy, I have been doing that too!!, making up my own words to Christmas songs, glad to hear I am not alone!!! lol
    I know the feeling of too little sleep and being busy, to say the least.

    These brownies are great and it is perfectly fine to compliment yourself, after all, I feel we are worth the compliment and let everyone know, "wow, this is good". I do it all the time. lol

    Well, these brownies certainly look real good. I dare not make them before Christmas, I would gain tooo many pounds.

    Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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    1. Well, maybe we should put our heads together and come up with a new hit song for the Holidays! I know what you mean about the pounds.. All of this baking is not good for the waistline!

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  10. Oh my gosh these look so good...wish I had one right now!

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  11. Those look so good! And they look relatively easy...which is always good for me with baking!

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    1. It's as easy as making brownies from a mix, and then just tossing the other stuff on top of it. You can do it, Michelle!

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  12. These look (and sound!) delicious, Amy! Would you believe I've never had s'mores in my life, even when I was a little girl at camp...never! We don't get graham crackers or marshmallows on the island, so will have to definitely try your recipe when in the land of marshmallows and graham crackers, and Canada is home to both!

    Poppy

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    1. I'm feeling so sad that you've never had s'mores, Poppy! I wish I could send you a batch but I shudder to think of what they would look like when they arrive! They're kind of a mess to begin with! I guess you'll have to wait till you go back to Canada. I can just see it now -- your luggage stuffed with graham crackers and marshmallows -- enroute from Canada to Crete!

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  13. I had no idea this even existed! It looks yummy.

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    1. There are few flavor combinations that are better than this! Well, at least when it comes to desserts :)

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  14. I am going to have to make these down the line. The kids who are big marshmallow fans will love it! :)

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    1. That definitely will, Deb. This is so easy, the kids can make them!

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  16. Wow! I'm keeping this recipe, they look absolutely delicious!!

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    1. They are delicious, and EASY, so you can make them over and over again :)

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  17. how appropriate...I am about to make brownies with my girls. This looks even better

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    1. I hope that you give it a try. They are so easy that the girls can make them (although I don't know how old they are :)

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  18. Haha, too funny! We are our own worst critics so I know this is a winner! Well, honestly, I could just tell by the looks of these beauties that I'd love them!!!

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    1. Very true, Liz...I was raving about them, but at least my guests were, too!

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  19. holy moly goodness! These look easy and oh so good. Hey your weekends sound like mine. I will miss being a taxi driver here shortly when my son gets his license. I am in no hurry for it. I am pinning these so I can make them too.

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    1. Super easy, Debbie...even the kids can make them. I hear you about the driver's license thing. I'd rather drive to the ends of the earth than think about that!

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  20. Oh SWEET goodness! This looks amazing! I think I need to just put a sugar IV in around the holidays, I can't say no :)

    Best,
    Krista
    www.goodwillglam.com

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    1. I can't say no, either, Krista, especially to these! We'll diet after the holidays, OK? :-)

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  21. Looks very lucious! Pinned twice even! Thanks for posting on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  23. These would be great for the glamping Amy. I'm saving this page!

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    1. Eileen, you're back! So good to see you here on my post. I never could figure out what your commenting problem was, and if it was just you who was having trouble, or others. Anyway, glad you will be glamping with these s'mores!

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  24. Killer brownies dude! :) These would be great for glamping as Eileen pointed out. Eileen will make these for all of us when we make it to the Finger Lakes region and she will serve us in her pink trailer and give us wine. (not sure why we went on and on but we really do love these brownies)
    Denise made Crockpot S'more Brownies some time ago. Just FYI - no real reason to mention that either but she likes to try to one-up people. no, not really, Are we done here?
    haha! LOVE THESE BROWNIES.

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    1. omg, you really made me laugh. Yes, I'm waiting for that invitation to the Pink Paradise ;) Hmmm...Crockpot S'more Brownies??? Well, I'll have to give that a try, but I'll need to think of some secret sensational ingredient to one-up Denise!

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  25. Oh goodness, I am totally dreaming of these brownies now too and will be for the rest of the week! Major yum!

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    1. Pamela, don't worry, once you make them, you'll still be dreaming about them :) So glad you stopped by!

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  26. Amy, you have totally nailed these in the gooey department....simply can not wait to give these a try! Love, love brownies! Pinning (=

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    1. Thank you for pinning, Gloria! Yes, gooey, they are, and oh so yummy. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. And you shall have them, I hope! Just giving you fair warning that they are addicting, but oh-so-worth-it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  28. Amy these look sooo delicious! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks for pinning, Sherry! They are as delicious as they look!

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