Thursday, June 9, 2011

Guest Blogger, Marina of Yummy Mummy

Hi Everyone! I am so honored to be invited to do a guest post here on
ValSoCal, one of my very favorite blogs. Thank you, Val, for inviting me.

Now that Summer is here my family has been enjoying picnics at the park with
our friends on Sundays; a favorite Summer tradition. One of my favorite
childhood memories is of roasting marshmallows over a beach bonfire or
campfire and making s'mores. Did you do that too? But what if you want that
warm gooey-marshmallowy-chocolatey goodness without the campfire?
What's a girl to do? Well, not to fret my friend, just whip up a batch of
cute portable Smore's Brownies in jars and tote 'em along to your next
picnic. I think any dessert in a jar is just darling, but if you don't have
any you can of course use a baking pan.

S'mores Brownies in Jars (or pan)
makes about 12 jars

1 1/4 cups (about 10 graham crackers) graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter.
Press into bottoms of jars, ramekins, or a 9 in square baking pan. Bake 7

In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg
mixture until well blended. Bake about 15 minutes (for small jars, 25
minutes for a pan), or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Preheat broiler. Top brownies with marshmallows. Broil until marshmallows
brown. Watch closely, it takes just a minute!
 Happy Summer! I would love to see you over at Yummy Mummy where every Friday
this Summer we'll be having a linky party for you to show off anything
you've made!

I'd like to thank Marina...for being my first guest blogger!! She is amazing and has incredible
talent for making food beautiful. I'd like you all to go visit her and show some love. You
will soon be just as addicted to her as I'am!! S'mores Brownies In Jars = Brilliant.


  1. That is the cutest and most delicious looking dessert! To my files it goes! I'm headed over to your blog!

  2. These are such a cute idea for individual servings. Love them!

  3. WOW- beautiful photo and that looks so delish. Great feature! xo-jen

  4. Are you kidding me? These are the cutest things ever! I must try them.

  5. Beautimous! I am really enjoying that marshmallows are making a popularity comeback :)

  6. I love your blog ~ you have the BEST recipes! These brownies look insane! Yum!

    ciao from Newport Beach

  7. Ali, I love that marshmallows are having a comeback...long over do. YUM.
    Fabiana, I can't take any credit for this fabulousness =)

  8. Gah! We call this hot chocolate cake in a cup...but that's beside the point. The real point is it's DELISH!

  9. Hi Val and Marina! These portable desserts look adorable! I like how it seems pretty easy to do to. Thanks for sharing, great post!

  10. Oh my gracious, these look amazing! Smores should have their own food group, haha :)

  11. great guest postm I agree anything in a jar is special.

  12. This is so clever :) Thanks for featuring this sweet girl :)

  13. Great Guest post and Hello! I wish I had one of those cute little brownie S'mores right NOW!

  14. another delicious food recipe. My weight loss is doomed :(

    but yay for delicious food!!!

  15. ok yes please! so delicious.

  16. Those desserts are just adorable! I could see these made in baby food jars for the dessert table at a baby shower. So cute! Thanks for sharing.

  17. this is the cutest tastiest daintiest most perfect concoction I have ever seen in my life! I am loving the guest post and poster and I am a new follower of hers! You picked a winner Val for this one! Wow I am so impressed and just slightly jealous- slightly! LOL!

  18. Mmmm sounds delicious. Such pretty presentation too!

  19. What a great idea! I already have the jars, all I need are the marshmallows (and a dinner party to host...)

  20. I love them!!! Anything individual-sized is right up my alley. That way I can't eat the whole pan :) So excited to check out Yummy Mummy!

  21. oh my, these are adorable and look so delicious! The perfect summer dessert! Thanks for sharing :)

  22. Ooooh -- these look so tasty! And they're darling to boot. Can't wait to try them!
    xo Josie

  23. WOW! These looks simply amazing! I definitely need to try these! Great post!

  24. Oh WOW!! I've had s'mores on the brain this whole week and it just got better!!

  25. Wow, those look so delish!!! What is better than a toasted marshmallow?!! YUM!!

  26. Ummm wow! These s'mores in a jar look absolutely heavnely! Yum yum! Time for summer!

  27. Marina, These look delicious and darling! Everything looks cuter in jars, or on sticks;)
    Love your blog, and Val's too!

  28. Oh mercy!! Do I need to say more?!? LOL


  29. I can't wait to try these! I'm glad I found you through Yummy Mummy. I love your blog so far and can't wait to look around a little more.

  30. No way! Those are adorable!!! And I bet super yummy - I like my s'mores on the marshmallowy side, these look topped with gooey goodness : )

  31. Oh, YUM!! I've got to try this fun recipe!

    ~ Pia

  32. Not good for my diet, but oh how I would love to try this! ;) XO ~Liz


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