Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gotta sweet tooth????

This weekend we had a "start of the football season" BBQ to go to and I made two fabulous desserts....S'Mores cheesecake squares and Paula Deen's "Maggie's Decadent Brownies". I've made the cheesecake squares numerous times before so knew they would be a winner but the brownies were a new find for me. I love, love, love Paula Deen and have seen her make these brownies before. I'm not a huge brownie fan but these just looked really good so decided that I would try these one day. Y'all would be proud of me b/c I really didn't have any of the desserts at all. I did eat about a quarter of a brownie to try it since I've been wanting to bake them and let me tell you.....they are soooooo good. WOW!!! You have got to try these....especially if you are a chocolate lover. They both were a huge hit at the BBQ.

Maggie's Decadent Brownies

4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

4 oz (4 squares) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup pasteurized egg substitute (Egg Beaters)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 (1 lb) box confectioners' sugar, sifted
4 cups mini marshmallows

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 baking pan.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a 2 quart bowl in the microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted. Add the eggs, sugar, and vanilla and mix well with a spatula. Add the flour and stir to combine. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
  3. While the brownies are baking, make the frosting. Melt the chocolate and butter in a medium bowl in the microwave on high for 3 minutes stirring every 20 to 30 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted. Add the egg substitute, vanilla, and sugar and stir with a spoon until smooth. Stir in the marshmallows; they will soften but not melt completely. Spread the frosting over the warm brownies. The frosting will set up when the brownies are completely cooled. (I actually put them in the fridge to speed up that process.) When cool, cut into 1 1/2 inch squares and store in the refrigerator in a plastic container with a snap-on lid.

S'Mores Cheesecake Squares

18 Honey Maid Honey grahams, divided
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 1/4 cups sugar
4 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
6 bars (1.55 oz each) milk chocolate candy bar, coarsely chopped, divided
1 cup mini marshmallows

  1. Crush 14 of the graham crackers, measuring about 2 cups crumbs. Coarsely chop remaining 4 graham crackers; set aside.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Press onto bottom of 13x9 inch baking pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese, remaining 1 cup sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix until just blended. Stir in 1/2 of the chopped candy. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining candy, marshmallows and chopped crackers.
  4. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Cut into squares.


  1. I've made those brownies a few times and they are SO good! I love s'mores so I'll have to try your other recipe!

  2. Jaimie~ Thanks for sharing those recipes! We love brownies! I am going to make them this weekend!! Your babies are absolutely adorable! I am going to add you to my blog so I can keep in touch with you! My blog is Keep the yummy recipes coming :-)!!