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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dark Chocolate S'mores Brownies

I died and went to chocolate heaven recently when I made these s'mores brownies for a summer evening picnic.  They were a hit with veegs and non vegans.  I use Dandies marshmallows, available at Whole Foods.  This recipe is a great way to mix up two favorites - brownies and s'mores.  Click here for the recipe or see below.

1 tbsp ground chia seeds or ground flax (I used flax)
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cups cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips 
1 cup vegan marshmallows
1/2 cup crushed vegan graham crackers

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.
2. In a small dish combine the flax with the warm water and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, applesauce, milk, vanilla, and vinegar.
4. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and sea salt.
5. Whisk the chia mixture into the wet ingredients.
6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, then stir in the chocolate chips.
7. Pour about 3/4 of the batter into your prepared pan.
8. Spread the marshmallows out over the top of the batter, then sprinkle on the crushed crackers.
9. Drop the remaining batter on top of the cookies and marshmallows, one teaspoon at a time.
10. Place in the oven and bake 16-20 minutes.  Cut the brownies into squares before they are fully cool, or they will be difficult to cut.  Cut into about 18 pieces.