Ree Drummond’s Easy S’mores Brownie Recipe Is The Sweetest Dessert Ever
Ree Drummond has an easy dessert idea that can definitely satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. The pioneer woman kicks up brownies with a twist of s’mores that doesn’t skimp on the layers of sweet ingredients.
Ree Drummond uses an easy shortcut for sinful brownies
Drummond showed how to make the recipe for s’mores brownie bars on an episode of The pioneer woman. She was preparing the decadent treat for her daughter Paige to take with her to college.
“I’m making Paige’s extra special s’mores brownies,” she explained. “It’s the kind of thing you definitely want to bring back to your college roommates. They’ll love you, they’ll be begging you to live with them for another year. It’s going to be so good.
Drummond had an easy hack for making the brownies — she used boxed brownie mix.
“So the great thing about this recipe is that it actually has a brownie mix as a base,” The pioneer woman star explained. After mixing the milk and eggs, she sprinkled the brownie mixture, added melted butter and stirred the batter to combine everything.
Next, Drummond poured 2/3 of the batter into a parchment-lined 9×13-inch pan. “I draped a piece of parchment to hang down each side and it will make it easier to get the brownies out of the pan after baking,” she explained.
Drummond’s brownies get a s’mores-inspired upgrade
“And that’s where the fun gets,” Drummond said after spreading the batter into the skillet. She added dollops of marshmallow creme on top and swirled it into the batter. Then she added the remaining brownie batter. “You can see where you can get little hints of the marshmallow creme popping up,” she pointed out.
The Food Network host wasn’t done yet, however. Drummond added candy bar pieces on top of the dough as well as graham cracker pieces. “I mean, it’s all about s’mores, ladies and gentlemen,” she joked.
Drummond baked the brownies in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes. She took them out of the oven and made a few more additions. She sprinkled a bag of mini marshmallows over the surface and placed the pan in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Then she sprinkled more chocolate bar pieces and graham crackers on top and added a drizzle of caramel sauce and a pinch of salt on top. Drummond stopped there, but noted that candy-covered chocolate chips and chunks can also be sprinkled on brownies. “Paige doesn’t like a lot of finery so she wanted me to stop here,” she shared.
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Drummond also has a recipe for “crazy brownies” which are another over-the-top sweet dessert option. She mixes chocolate cake mix with evaporated milk and melted butter and mixes. Then she spreads half the batter in the bottom of a greased square cake pan.
Drummond adds a plethora of goodies to the brownies, including chocolate peanut butter caramels, Rolos candy, M&M’s and chopped pecans. She places the top brownie layer over the nuts and candies and bakes the dessert in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 22 to 25 minutes.
After the brownies are baked, Drummond lets them cool completely, then covers them with foil and places the pan in the refrigerator for a few hours.
She adds powdered sugar on top before cutting the brownies.
You can find the recipe on the Food Network website.
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