Rice Krispy S’more Brownies

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I need these brownies today — this weekend, I had a bit of a crisis … I set out to do my usual kitchen shenanigans and right in the middle of swimming in delicious baking …I ran out of flour.

FLOUR.

How is that even possible?!!? In my kitchen, there are 5 things I never run out of :

  1. Butter
  2. Sugar
  3. Flour
  4. Eggs
  5. Wine

For the love of all that is delicious – WHO RUNS OUT OF FLOUR?!? So instead of being practical and going to buy some … I just drank wine.

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Hence the brownies. Sweet Week , Monday saving trashed up brownies.

But not just any everyday-joe-schmoe brownies … these brownies are straight up craaaaazzzyy. Nutso. Not just filled with fudgy-goodness – but stuffed with rice krispy squares and then toasted, gooey marshmallows. Welcome to the crazy-train.

Chooo-choooo!!

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Rice Krispy Smore Brownies

 Ingredients:

1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cups room temperature butter
1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
½  cup  all-purpose flour

¼ cup cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

8 Ready made rice krispy squares cut into smaller squares ( you can rip them a part, they don’t have to per perfect!!)

2 cups large marshmallows

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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, butter, and dark chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then stir. Continue to heat in increments , until the mixture is melted and smooth.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and thick.  Add the vanilla extract. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula. Add the flour, cocoa powder and sea salt, folding gently until combined.

Pour ½ the batter into the prepared baking pan. Layer with rice krispy square pieces. Layer with rest of batter.

Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, top with marshmallows and broil until the mallows are toasted.

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Remove from oven and using 2 forks spread to cover entire brownie surface, broil for 3 more minutes.

Remove from oven. Allow to cool completely and slice.

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Have a snazzy-licious week xox

Wisdomist Wednesday : Hugs

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I’m a firm believer that so much can be expressed through simple gestures – a smile, waving to someone, saying good morning, a quick text message — seriously, as silly as it may sound, I know for a fact that it can turn someone’s day around.

That’s exactly how I feel about hugs. I know I’ve ranted on-and-on about how I’m stressed out lately with work and life in general. I’ve tried writing and giving myself pep-talks – there’s just something about a hug.

Comfort.

It’s not a solution to all problems, but it’s such an amazing band-aid.

I’m lucky that I surround myself with people that I actually want to hug – people that I believe deserve my hugs ( I don’t do anything special, my hugs are just warm .. .they mean something) When I’m giving you a hug , whether in person or a *hug* over text message, what I’m actually saying is

I love you

be proud of yourself – I’m proud of you

you’re winning life – even if you can’t see it right now

I’m here for you, all of you – the sweet – sassy and insane

And when people hug me, it stands for me letting my guard down – it’s me welcoming you into my space to either celebrate or commiserate. It’s me wanting comfort, understanding, acceptance, it’s a chance for me to release my emotions … it’s both a silent scream of excitement and me bawling for a release.

My ladies, my  mom, my dad and my amazing husband – whether in person, or electronically … I never want to stop hugging you.