Earlier this week, I found a recipe on one of my favorite baking blogs for S’mores Bars. When I showed it to Alex, he responded “Can you make those tonight?” Um, no. First, we still had Zapple Pie leftovers – my hips can only handle so many sweets. Second, I was missing a couple ingredients from my pantry.
So, two days later, I was baking.
I altered a few things from the recipe that Peabody posted. First, I don’t have a 10×15 pan (that’s huge!), so I used a 9×13. This meant that my brownie layer was thicker so I baked them about 45 minutes (which is 10-15 min longer than the recipe calls for), I just kept testing them with a toothpick until they were done. Also, I know my oven bakes hotter in the back, so I rotated them about 1/2 way through. Lastly, I haven’t mastered the double boiler. So, for simplicity, I melted the chocolate and butter in the microwave. It took about 7 minutes on level 3 and I just pulled it out every 30 seconds to give it a good stir. It worked great.
Chica supervised in the kitchen while Jack nappedkept guard at the back door.
The most fun part was watching the marshmallows puff up under the broiler.
These were absolutely amazing!! But, there was no way we could eat them all, so I sent them to Alex’s work and only saved a couple for us.
I’m so proud of myself. I’ve always thought of the food on Peabody’s blog as being gourmet and fancy. And, now I’ve made something from it. This is the first time I’ve made a brownie batter from scratch too. Yay!