Sunday, August 28, 2011

red velvet s'mores brownies (kinda...)

These were the little s'mores brownies that could.

I really, really, REALLY wanted to make these the right way , but things just kept happening.

First, I completely forgot that I was out of flour. I wanted to make the brownies from scratch. By the time I realized that, it had started to rain because of Hurricane Irene and I didn't feel like venturing out.

Mind you it was a regular rainfall. I was just psyching myself out.

Besides, if I went out then I'd have to put on real pants and a brassiere and I simply was not in the mood.

I decided to make them anyways and use a brownie mix that I was POSITIVE that I had.

Wrong! I didn't have one. But, I did find a Red Velvet box cake mix. I decided I would turn them into brownies.

I went to go make the graham cracker base and of course I didn't have enough. As a result, Girl Scout Trefoil shortbread cookies served as a base as well.

Oh, and I wanted regular marshmallows on top but when I went into my cupboard, I only had minis.


This meant that my traditional s'mores brownies that I was dying to make turned into something completely different: A shortbread/graham cracker crust with a red velvet brownie and mini 'mallows on top.

I was skeptical, but how bad could they be?

Answer: Not bad at all!! Delicious!

The cookie base was really good,  the red velvet brownies were De. Lish and the toasted marshmallows were perfect.

I would definitely make this dessert again--It was so good!

Perfect dessert to wait the hurricane out. I was really lucky in that respect too. My neighborhood didn't get too much damage from Irene. I feel really blessed.  :)

Red Velvet S'more Brownies
*Graham Cracker Shortbread Crust
  • 1 cup each of shortbread cookies and graham cracker crumbs (or all graham crackers)
  •  6 tablespoons melted butter
*Red Velvet Brownies
  • 1 box of red velvet cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c. melted butter
  • 1/2 c.  of water
  • 1 c. mini chocolate chips
  • Mini Marshmallows
1. Mix up the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs and press into an 8x8 pan. Bake for about 15 minutes in a 325degree oven until golden brown.

2. While baking, mix up the brownies. Combine the egg, butter, and water and then add the cake mix and fold in the mini chocolate chips.

3. Bake the brownies in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes back out clean.

4. When the brownies are baked, spread desired amount of marshmallows on top and stick under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until they're golden brown. Let cool, cut and enjoy!


  1. I love it when a "take a chance" with a dish and it turns out this good! I'm looking forward to trying this delicious creation soon.

    "real pants & brassiere" HA!HA!HA!

  2. Well you sure were dedermined to make these! Glad they turned out so good. I like your creativity. Also good to hear you didn't get much damage from Irene. Keep safe!


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  4. i love it when mistakes turn out to be even better than expected! they sound super delicious!

  5. sounds delicious! i love all the ingredients you used, in spite of them not being your original plan.

  6. I don't blame you for not going out in the bad weather. It looks like everything turned out very sweet anyway!!

  7. Hey they look great to me! I would eat one or maybe the whole pan indeed:) I think using red velvet cake is actually pretty genius

  8. Swoon over this dessert! your website is really sinfully good!

  9. Way to improvise, girl. I don't think you can go wrong with toasted marshmallows on top of dessert. YUM!

  10. I'm happy to hear you didn't get much damage from the hurricane. I love red velvet cake and this must be really delicious! :-)

  11. Yay, so glad these turned out for you. Don't you hate it when that happens though? You think you have everything and come to find those really important ingredients are missing, ah! That drives me crazy, but sometimes the mood to bake strikes when there's a hurricane outside. Glad you're okay!

  12. Wow1 These look amazing. I think you've discovered the new "it" thing!

  13. aH-mazing...anything red velvet and i'm in love! glad i found your blog and am now following.

  14. Hi that looks amazing! My hubby would flip for those, I am not following! Thanks!