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Smore’s Brownies

IMG_3851Ok so a lot of things I make are completely from scatch but that doesn’t mean I don’t cheat sometimes. Now I like brownies but there not my favorite thing, BUT these were pretty amazing not going to lie. The nice thing about these are that if you are going to bake for holiday party, you kids birthday or so on, even though they aren’t completely homemade 1. no one has to know & 2. atleast you added a little special twist to the normal brownie to make them even better and 3. way better then just buying something already made at the store or just bringing brownies that are clearly straight from the box mix. A little effort can go a long way.

What do you need?

DARK chocolate brownie mix (dark chocolate comes out wayyyy better then any other kind) Semisweet chocolate morsels Mini Marshmallows, graham crackers, butter & sugar

How do you make these?

First make the graham cracker crust.  It’s really simple. Crush up 1-1/2 cups (24 squares) of graham crackers. If you put it in a zip lock you  can easily crush them.  Melt 1/3 cup butter, then in a small bowl mix the graham crackers, melted butter and 1/4 cup sugar. After spraying the brownie pan press the graham cracker crust into the pan with not too much pressure.  You can decide however thick you would like your crust to be.  I then put the pan in the over that should be preheated to 325-350 (whatever the brownie box says) for 2-3.

Make the brownies how you would make any other brownies.  I personally like my brownies to be kinda gooey so I normally put the brownies in about 7-10 minutes less check on them with a toothpick & decide how much longer they really need. I take them out when there still gooey but the edges are more cooked.  Pour the brownie mix over the graham cracker & cook.

Once you take them out throw on the chocolate chip morsels all over the top.  They will probably start melting right away because of the heat.  Then I topped them with mini marshmallows & threw the pan back in the oven on broil until they were brown.  BE CAREFUL & WATCH them because they can burn very easily. You can use big marshmallows if you would like.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.IMG_3832

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PUMPKIN PANCAKES & Coconut Milk Whipped Cream

all things yummy pumpkin pancakesI know I sound like many girls when I say this but I LOVE PUMPKIN. When fall comes around I get in such a good mood between the perfect weather and pumpkin flavored food. So with fall coming upon us I decided to make some pumpkin pancakes and boy were they good.

UnfortunatelyI realized I did not have canned coconut milk so what you see above is cool whip but the recipe will be below for it as well.

To make the pancakes you will need:

– 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (I use Libby’s)
– 1/4 cup coconut milk ( can be unsweetened if you preferred)
– 2 egg whites
– 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
– 1/2 tsp. baking soda
– *1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice
– 1/2 tsp splenda/stevia/sugar ( I used half stevia half splenda)                     – a dash of salt
*(Didnt measure this exact but put about 6 taps of the cinnamon bottle, 2 taps of ground ginger, 2 taps of nutmeg a tap of allspice and a tap of cloves- really is to your likings)

To make these mix the pumpkin, egg whites, vanilla extract and coconut milk in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, sugar, salt & pumpkin spice. Then put the dry ingredients into the wet  ingredients and mix until everything is completely mixed in.  Spray a non stick skillet, put on medium heat and once you put the batter on wait until you see bubbles and flip the pancakes.                                         Once there done top with whatever you would like and ENJOY.

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For the coconut milk whipped cream you will need:

-*1 Can of Coconut Milk full fat

– 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)

– Sweeteners (optional) * (I used 15 oz of coconut milk but use how much you want to make)

To Make this you should have refrigerated the milk overnight. Once you take it out flip the can over. The liquid coconut milk that doesn’t harden will now be at the top.  Then open the can from the bottom. (If you don’t flip the can before opening you will spoon out the hardened coconut and just be careful to not get the liquid.) Pour out the liquid into a different bowl if you would like to save it for other use other wise pour into the garbage. Then scoop out the hardened cream grab a hand mixer and whip til you see small peaks. Now is when you can add the vanilla or other sweeteners like confectioners sugar if you would like.