S'mores Brownies Recipe

As I wake-up to a thick layer of frost on the ground this morning, I am once again reminded that camping season is over and that means no more sitting aside the campfire making delicious chocolate treats (S'mores) with our kids.  Truth be told, I think I like to eat them even more than they do!  When winter rolls around our house, we turn to these brownies to get our S'mores fix (at least until February and March when the girl scouts go door-to-door selling the real deal).

What You'll Need:

1 package brownie mix (& the ingredients to make the brownies)
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
6 full sheets of regular graham crackers (broken into quarters)

Mix and bake the brownie mix as directed on the package (in a 9"x13" pan if possible).  Upon removing brownies from the oven, immediately sprinkle them with the chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows while the brownies are still hot.  Then place them back in the oven for about a minute so the chocolate melts and marshmallows melt slightly....CAUTION....keep your eyes on the brownies because the marshmallows can easily burn at this point. Remove from the oven and lightly press a layer of graham crackers on top the melty marshmallows to form s'mores.  Cut the brownies into squares following the lines of the graham crackers.

MY NOTES - If you aren't planning to eat these brownies the same day they are made, you may want to skip putting on the graham crackers and do that as you serve the individual brownies in the days to come.  Otherwise the graham crackers can get soft from the moisture and they aren't as good in my humble opinion.  They get eaten quickly in our house and when I make a brownie delivery to family celebrations, so I almost always put the graham crackers on top right away.  These are the perfect after school cookies for kids.