Marshmallows? Chocolate chips? These yummy squares aren't your ordinary brownies

The Baltimore Sun

Kim McDaniel of Winchester, Va., was looking for a brownie recipe that her mother used to make on special occasions. Unfortunately, her mother did not pass on the recipe, but she remembers that the brownies had a graham-cracker crust, then a layer of brownie, she thinks, and then a layer of marshmallow and probably chocolate chips.

June Palmer of Santa Rosa, Calif., sent in a recipe for what she calls S'More Squares. If they're not exactly what McDaniel was looking for, they have to be very close.

Her recipe is very simple and takes a little more time to prepare than it does to make ordinary brownies, but the result is something extraordinary. My kids gobbled them up as if they were eating s'mores around a campfire.

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The nutritional analyses accompanying recipes in today's You section were calculated by registered dietitian Jodie Shield, except where noted.

s'more squares

(makes 24 bars)

12 graham-cracker squares

1 box brownie mix, about 20 ounces (prepared as directed on box)

3 cups mini marshmallows

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Line the bottom of the pan with a single layer of graham-cracker squares. In a large bowl, prepare the brownie mix according to directions on the box. Carefully spread brownie batter evenly over graham crackers. Bake for about 25 minutes. Do not over-bake.

Remove brownies from oven. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows; gently press marshmallows into hot brownies. Return to oven and bake another 2 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and oil. Stir over low heat until melted and smooth.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the marshmallows. Cool completely. Use a knife dipped in hot water to cut into bars.

Per brownie: : 157 calories, 2 grams protein, 5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 28 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, 1 milligram cholesterol, 101 milligrams sodium

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