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Inside-out S'mores Bars Box Mix Cooking Shortcut/Hack Recipe
Momma Told Me: Think outside the box.

This isn't a particularly pretty post- in fact, it was never really intended to be it's own blog post. I'd quite intended to mess around with a GIF or PIN strip some day- thus the lack of gooey-messy foodie shots, or excessive styling. The lighting isn't even great- it was an overcast day and half of my condo was moved into the new house, so I was really just 'working with what I had'. But, to be honest, these were actually requested by someone in my league to be posted, so here I am sitting down to type up one of the most basic, simple, recipes that has ever crossed my little space on the web.
Inside-out S'mores Bars Box Mix Cooking Shortcut/Hack Recipe
Growing up Momma loved 'boxed' recipe hacks- if there was any way she could save time while adding her own touch or twist to make something magical, she'd find it. Making 'boxed' recipe hacks are often not only time saving, but also quite affordable. Which makes them my go-to when I have to feed a large number of people (say, an entire bowling league) with only a few hours notice. After all, I am the 'dessert' lady, and blood sugar levels drop to dangerous numbers when I don't bring in the weekly fix for my bowlers!
This Inside-Out S'mores Bars recipe is so simple it doesn't require a narrated post- but the photos are still pretty to look at, right? I used to agonize over what brand or variety of boxed this or that I would choose when shopping for boxed recipes I'd found on Pinterest. The truth is most are pretty forgiving and you should always go with your personal tastes when picking 'the box.' For example, I love the triple fudge brownie variation of brownie mix from a certain big name baker brand- so that's what I use here. However, you may prefer a more malty milk chocolate flavor to compliment the s'mores theme, or perhaps something even more wild, such as a blondie mix. You really can't go wrong.
There are a few variations of this concept, and I completely endorse the variation where you layer chocolate bars atop your marshmallow layer before smothering it with the second half of your brownie batter- but, on this day, I needed a slightly less messy concept considering people would be putting their chocolatey hands in heavy balls at high velocities just after consumption. My personal 'twist' to this idea is double graham crackers- but that's always been my favorite part of the s'mores experience!
Inside-out S'mores Bars Box Mix Cooking Shortcut/Hack Recipe
You may be tempted to pull these out of the pan and start devouring them on the spot- Take my advice, let them cool thoroughly, especially if going the chocolate bar route. Not only will pretty much any cutting utensil instinctively want to stick to every inch of marshmallow, but the entire bar itself will crumble at the graham layer if you dive right in too soon. Don't worry, they're still be gooey and indulgent when cooled.
Inside-out S'mores Bars Box Mix Cooking Shortcut/Hack Recipe
So just a little further down you'll find the 'official' recipe- if the photos aren't instruction enough. Pretty much anyone can make these, and they go from box to belly in less than an hour (cool time included). Give them a try the next time you need to be a potluck/classroom mom/unexpected dinner guests hero. Now tell me a little bit about how you like to 'dress up' or incorporate boxed mixes into your cooking routine!

What Daughter Says: Sometimes delicious doesn't have to be fancy- boxed mix hacks make it as easy as 1-2-3.



Inside-out S'mores Bars Box Mix Cooking Shortcut/Hack Recipe
Inside-Out S'mores Bars 
***Click here for printable Inside-Out Smores Bars Recipe
Ingredients:

1 Box Brownie Mix (Prepared/Mixed To Directions On Box)
Approximately 2 Sleeves Graham Cracker Sheets
2 C Mini Marshmallows

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F
Spray a 9 x 13" baking dish

1. Prepare boxed brownie mix to liquid form, according to instruction on box. If a choice is given for chewy or 'moist' prepare that way.

2. Pour half the prepared batter into your baking dish and allow to level.Top with a layer of graham cracker sheets, laying gently on top of the brownie mixture as to not put excess pressure- or the brownie mix will envelope the entire graham layer when baking.

3. Top graham crackers with a generous layer of mini marshmallows and drizzle/pour remaining half of brownie batter atop. Bake for 25 minutes, or until set. Allow to cool completely before cutting or you might end up with a crumbled gooey mess!

6 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I often find when I make something with a box mix, it's the first thing to go at parties! This is a nice twist to the brownie.

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  2. These look delicious and I love how easy they are to make. Definitely going to be trying these!

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  3. This looks amazing! I am drooling on my keyboard and I know my kids would go nuts for it too!

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  4. These look delicious! I love brownies plain so I can only imagine how amazing these smores ones (with all the additional toppings) would taste! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Girl, your photography is always on point and these look amazing. I'm like your mom- I love boxed mix hacks and this recipe- I have to make ASAP!

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  6. Oh my goodness! Kids will surely love this! It's really fantastic, I'm going to try it.

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