Not many know this but the Aristotle quote “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” was inspired by a s’more. At least in my world. A marshmallow on its own – I will pooh-pooh you and throw you in the trash. A marshmallow in a s’more- I love you. It adds the perfect sweet creaminess. There are a number of magical food combinations out there, like peanut butter and chocolate, and cheese and crackers. The s’more is a doozy of a combination and s’mores on top of a brownie is an even better one I think.
This is really easy to do.
Just whip up a batch of brownies using your favorite recipe. This is mine.
Then lay out graham cracker squares over the warm brownies. This should be done while they are warm so the graham crackers will fuse themselves to the top.
Use the lines of the graham cracker edges to shape as a guide while you cut. It makes the perfect square brownie!
Then you can spread fluff all over the top. They should still be warm so the fluff should soften and spread easily.
Melt your chocolate. This is my makeshift double boiler.
You can microwave the chocolate but you have to be very careful not to burn it. It’s very easy to scorch it in a microwave which is why I prefer to melt stove-top. That and I don’t own a microwave. If you do microwave be sure to start in 30 second intervals and stir it each time until its smooth.
Then drizzle your melted chocolate over the top. I like to just plop it on some. On others I try and make a fancy drizzle. (try) Who wants a perfect looking dessert anyway?
You might get sticky. You will probably get melted chocolate on your clothes or face.
Messy desserts are the best desserts.
What is your favorite twist on a s’more?
- A batch of brownies
- Graham Crackers (about 12 sheets or 24 squares)
- Approx 10 oz. of semi sweet chocolate chips
- A tablespoon of cream (light or heavy will work)
- Bake up a batch of brownies.
- While the brownies are still warm, place graham cracker squares over the entire batch.
- Cut the brownies into squares by following the spaces between the graham crackers.
- Spread fluff over the tops of the graham crackers while they are still warm.
- Put the chocolate and cream in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl on top of a pan with simmering water and melt while stirring occasionally. If it looks too thick add a bit more cream very slowly.
- Once it is totally melted and has a smooth consistency pour over the brownies.