healthy (okay, healthier) s’mores for your long weekend
posted: May 17, 2014
S’mores, the summertime staple combining a graham cracker, marshmallow and some chocolate. (Pause to drool.) But these tasty treats have the tendency to make a major mess, not just of your fingers and face, but of your intended caloric intake for a given day. For a portable and less-sticky (but just as gooey!) substitute, try these S’more Brownies with a health-conscious twist from Greatist.
S’MORE BROWNIES BY GREATIST
Ingredients (Makes 16 1-inch squares):
¾ cup of whole-wheat flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup white sugar, or substitute
½ tsp baking powder
3 tbs applesauce or baby dates
3 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups mini-marshmallows
1 dark chocolate bar, chopped
2 graham crackers, chopped
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8×8 inch pan with cooking spray. Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl. Mix butter, egg whites, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients on top of the wet and combine until smooth. Spread batter into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until firm and beginning to crack on the top. Pull out pan and sprinkle marshmallows on the top. Add graham crackers and chocolate. Put back in the oven for 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned and chocolate begins to melt. Let cool and enjoy!
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