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Rarity's Overdressed Smore Brownies

Smores Brownies again? Yes! This time with a tiny bit more effort and.. caramel.. oh yeah!

Rarity's Overdressed Smore Brownies

by zirbirt

The nefarious Dr. Cavity strikes again! It is up to our hero Valencemagi and his team of Dental Rangers to try to twart his most recent sinister scheme... Super Smores Brownies.. Will they overcome, or will they end up making these insane treats and falling under the control of Dr Cavity.. Stay tuned to find out.


About a week ago, I invented smores brownies thanks to a last minute baking emergency. I needed something for a barbeque, and had to go with what I had on hand. The problem is they turned out to not be very pretty. They were gooey and crazy, but also lumpy and oozy. I wanted to go back and try again, but make them a bit more pleasing to the eye, and that immediately led me to ponder: 'How would Rarity tackle this?'.

In case you wondering: My oringal Smores Brownie Recipe

So, similar to what I did before, I started with 1 package of graham crackers in the food processor. I pulsed until they were about like coffee grounds, then dumped them into my 8X8 pan. I then poured on 4 Tbs of melted butter and mixed it with a fork. Then patted it down to make it nice and flat.

Next, I made my brownies.

BROWNIES:
3/4 cup Butter, 1 1/2 sticks (melted)
1 1/2 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
3/4 cup Flour (all purpose)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbs Mocha Mix

Combine Butter and sugar and mix by hand. Stir in eggs and vanilla.

Sift Flour, Cocoa, Mocha Mix, Salt and baking powder.

Stir dry into wet.. mix by hand till smooth.

Then just spread this evenly over the graham crust and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, until it is firm.

Once it is done, allow it to cool for about 20 minutes, then remove it from the pan and place it on a baking rack.

Next I need a caramel layer. To do this I will use 1/2 a bag of caramels, and 1 can of sweetened condensed mil. I put both in a pot on the stove and heat over medium low heat until it becomes smooth.

I then just pour that evenly over my brownies. This will make a thinner consistency caramel, adding a velvety texture and, of course, caramel flavor without making everything more chewy.

Next, I take large marshmallows and put them on top. I found these neat square "smores" marshmallows, but just normal marshmallows would work.. just cut them in half and place them all over the brownie.

It was at this point, I heard Rarity in my head saying.. Oh no no no.. that will not do. We cannot have this lumpy mess on my brownies. So, I took a jar of marshmallow fluff and just popped it in the microwave for 20 seconds... just enough to loosen it up.

I then used a butter knife to basically spackle the whole thing with the marshmallow fluff.

Next I popped this in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let it set. Also note I am doing this over a foil lined cookie sheet. Very important, you would think I would have mentioned this earlier.. but nope, just thought about it.

After 30 minutes, I take 1 cup of heavy cream and bring it to a boil in a small saucepan over medium low heat. I also take 1 bag of dark chocolate chips and put them in a bowl. Once the cream is boiling I pour it over the chocolate chips and whisk until everything is very smooth.

I pour this ganache over the whole thing, letting it ooze over the sides (this is why that baking sheet is so important).

Now, I just let that sit in the fridge for about an hour, and it is done..

...

No.. apparently it isn't done. Rarity is not satisfied. She will not put her name on it. So next, I am going to melt some white chocolate. Then using a spoon I am going to just kinda lightly drizzle it over the entire concoction.

It's actually ok if the whole brownie doesn't look super pretty. I will be cutting these into individual slices which will hopefully look good on their own.

So, I just slice it using the marshmallows as guides... and voila, we have a fairly simple multi-layered dessert that combines all that can be good on a brownie.


PS: Rarity would like me to make it known that she approves of the design and product, but is disappointed in my cutting skills and wishes I would have taken more time to cut everything much cleaner... or at the very least used a hot knife to prevent everything from mushing together.

Thanks for reading!

zirbirt
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