Red Velvet Brownie S’mores Bars

6 Mar

Happy March everyone! Spring is coming and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m ready for some warmer weather. Being able to walk outside in a tank top and shorts sounds really good right about now.

This is my first blog post this year, which I am a little disappointed about, but sometimes life is just busy! I have made a couple of fun recipes so far this year and am finally getting the chance to post them.

I made these bars a couple of weeks ago for a good friend of mine on Valentines Day. I did some research on fun valentines baking and came across these on one of my favorite blogs. You can find the original recipe here.

There are a lot of steps in making these bars, but don’t let that fool you because each step is very simple. They contain layers and layers of ooey gooey goodness. Its always a little nerve racking when making a new recipe for the first time, especially when making it for someone else. I was more than happy with how these turned out. The combination of brownie, cookie and s’mores isn’t something you would think of, but once your taste buds have massaged the 6 layers of flavor I promise you will think you have died and gone to heaven. These bars will be in heaven; there is no doubt about it.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 brownie mix (I used Ghirardelli double chocolate)

graham crackers (about 7 full sheets)

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups mini marshmallows

7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1/2 can)

Red Velvet Layer

1 box red velvet cake mix (I used duncan hines)

1 stick melted unsalted butter

1 large egg

3 Tbsp canola oil

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DIRECTIONS:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.

2) Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and pour into bottom of your prepared baking dish. Layer with sheets of graham crackers. Top graham crackers with chocolate chips, then marshmallows and finally drizzle evenly with sweetened condensed milk.

3) In a large bowl, mix the red velvet cake mix, melted butter, egg and oil, until dough forms. With a cookie scoop, scoop dough over marshmallow layer then press dough so it’s pretty flat and little marshmallow is showing.

4) Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool completely. Best if prepared at night and left to cool overnight. When cool, cut into squares and serve.

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Enjoy. Love, Lindsi.

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