“Healthy” Smore Brownie Bites

A delicious recipe I just had to share with you.  If you’re anything like me, it’s a daily struggle to be obsessed with chocolate, sweets, AND living a healthy lifestyle.  I’ve been wanting to make S’more Brownie Bites since I saw the Food Network episode in March.  So I finally made them!

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour
  • 3/4 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs or 1 large graham cracker, finely AND coarsely crushed

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 24-count mini-muffin pan with paper liners.

Heat the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and add 3/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour until the mixture is thick and smooth. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.

Using a small cookie scoop, fill each paper liner with about 2 heaping tablespoons of batter. Push 3 mini marshmallows halfway down into the center of the batter. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of the graham cracker crumbs over the marshmallows. Bake until the marshmallows are puffed and light golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes and serve.

** I substituted the 1/2 cup white flour and 1/2 cup quinoa flour for 1 cup whole wheat flour.  I also used 1/2 cup Splenda instead of sugar.  You can’t tell a difference!

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They are absolutely delicious!  What a perfect combination: chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers.  MMMM!!!

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