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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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Chocolate Cake Brownies

15 Mar

It’s Friday! And absolutely beautiful out, so warm that I was able to sit outside and read. For those of you who live in Colorado you know that’s a big deal in March because it’s usually cold, snowy and miserable. Spring is in the air! Why not celebrate with a good old chocolate brownie? Who doesn’t like brownies anyways? They have got to be one of the best things ever created. I love fudgy, gooey brownies as much as the next guy but here are some that are just a tad bit different.

These have more of a cake-like consistency. But don’t worry just yet, they are definitely still a brownie (because it’s more dense than your average chocolate cake). They are also topped with a layer of chocolate fudge frosting. Yum.

They’re simple to make and perfect for the weekend whether you want to bring them to an event or just lounge on your couch with one of these topped with your favorite ice cream. Or since it’s so nice out, go have a picnic and bring these! Easiest brownie to make, seriously.

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INGREDIENTS For Brownie: 

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter (softened)

15oz Chocolate Syrup (I used Hersey’s)

4 eggs (beaten)

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup plus 1 Tbsp flour

INGREDIENTS For Fudge Frosting:

1 1/2 cups sugar

6 Tbsp butter

6 Tbsp milk

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan.

2) Mix together the sugar, butter and eggs (one at a time). Then mix in the vanilla and chocolate syrup.

3) Slowly add in the flour and mix on a low speed until just combined.

4) Pour batter into your greased pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

5) For fudge: In a medium sauce pan melt the sugar, butter and milk and bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1/2 a minute. (Make sure to only boil for 1/2 a minute or the frosting won’t have the right consistency).

6) Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Beat with a spoon until melted.

7) Allow the brownies to cool before spreading on the frosting.

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Enjoy this pretty day.

Love, Lindsi

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