It's camping season, yay! We have a camping trip planned next month but I couldn't wait until then to have s'mores. They're one of my favorite camping treats. I like to roast my marshmallow until its completely charred on the outside and melty gooey on the inside. So as a compromise to building a fire in my backyard, possibly burning my house down or trying to use my hubby's bbq and irritating him with stickiness on his grill, I made s'more brownie bites. Yum!
S'more Brownie Bite
by Giada De Laurentiis
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quinoa flour (I used whole wheat flour instead)
3/4 cup mini marshmallows
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs or 4 large graham crackers, finely crushed
Special equipment: a 24-count mini-muffin pan, 24 mini-muffin cup liners, such as Betty Crocker mini-size baking cups
Cook's Note: Quinoa flour is available at health food stores.
Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 24-count mini-muffin pan with paper liners.
Heat the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and add 3/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour until the mixture is thick and smooth. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.
Using a small cookie scoop, fill each paper liner with about 2 heaping tablespoons of batter. Push 3 mini marshmallows halfway down into the center of the batter. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of the graham cracker crumbs over the marshmallows. Bake until the marshmallows are puffed and light golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes and serve.
Do you like camping? Any suggestions on recipes I can make at the campsite or ahead to take with us? We'll be near the beach with our own grill. Can't wait.