Toasted Peeps S’mores Skillet Brownie - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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I’ve got a fudgy, sweet, sticky, situation to tell you guys about.

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Tell me if this is just me, but I’m really terrible about remembering to use tools and things that I’ve put away. Like if it’s out of sight and out of mind, I might as well not even have it. My dad got me a culinary torch for Christmas since I’m running out of space right now, I put it away and have never used it until now.

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I was planning out some Easter recipes a few weeks ago and the idea to make something s’mores with peeps was one of my favorites so this brownie skillet is something I’ve been really excited to make. As soon as I had the idea I knew I wanted to use a torch to toast the peeps all over the top for that campfire roasted flavor.

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Good news, I didn’t burn the house down so that’s a plus. I also realized that I’ve got to try making homemade creme brulee asap because using the torch is pretty fun and these melty peeps totally completed this whole thing.

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So this is sort of off topic, but have you seen the movie The Wedding Planner? There’s this part where McConaughey is tossing peanut m&ms over his shoulder and then JLo asks what he’s doing and he explains that he only eats the brown ones because chocolate’s already brown so they must have less die. Well firstly, they may be chocolate inside, but um, they’re still coated in a candy coating and therefore have to be died that brown color. Secondly, because they’re the darkest they probably have the most die of any of the colors. Thirdly, uh, wasteful! Just sayin’, those were perfectly good m&ms.

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What does this have to do with anything? Okay, I tend to think in movie quotes and whenever the topic of food dye comes up this is what I always think of this scene for some reason. So I realize that peeps aren’t the pinnacle of healthy foods and they do have dye on them, but hey, if McConaughey can rationalize peanut m&ms in such a flimsy way then that basically makes this healthy. It’s kinda like that t-shirt that says chocolate is a salad because cocoa beans grow on trees. Wow, logic gets pretty blurry when sweets are involved doesn’t it?

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Toasted Peeps S’mores Skillet Brownie

Ingredients

Graham Crust:


2 cups graham cracker crust
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Brownie:


2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup chocolate chips

Glaze:


2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon whole milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
4 packages any color peeps

Instructions

Graham Crust:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180C). Combine the ingredient for the crust in a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine. Grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet (you can also use a 13x9 inch baking dish) very well and press the mixture in to form a crust. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until it begins to brown. Remove and cool for about 5 minutes before adding the brownie layer.

Brownie:


Mix the melted butter with sugar, oil, and cocoa powder in a medium mixing bowl. Add the salt, soda, and vanilla and stir until combined. Add the eggs and stir just until mixed, then the flour and stir in until smooth.
Pour the batter into prepared pan and sprinkle chocolate chips over the batter evenly. Bake the brownies for 20-25 minutes until the center doesn't jiggle when the pan is nudged (you can also check center with a toothpick and see if it comes out clean). Remove from oven and add the glaze a soon as possible (starting by pour it around the edges).

Glaze:


While the brownies are baking, whisk the melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk in a small mixing bowl. Add the salt , cocoa, and powdered sugar and stir until creamy smooth. Pour the glaze out onto the brownies and allow the heat of the brownies to soften the frosting for about 5 minutes, then very gently spread it over top being careful not to tear the brownies.
Layer the peeps on top of the skillet and use a culinary torch to toast them. (Alternatively you can place the skillet in oven on broil for 3-5 minutes.

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how amazingly creative, and the photography is just insane!

Oh, you're always too kind @noboxes.

Your photos are so beautiful. what an interesting idea to toast the Peeps

I wanted it to be just like s'mores! Thanks @mamaloves!

This sweet dish is very fascinating to see. Your recipes are always very interesting to see and presentation is mind blowing as usual.

I appreciate your daily comments @introvert-dime

so great ! thanks for your sharing , my dear friend .

You're thanking someone who just got me hungry again....lol

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Haha ok, not to knock it because I loved the analogy, but rationalising irrational healthy food choices using Matthew McConaughey might be a bit of a stretch ;) I know what you mean about utensils though. When we got the Sous Vide we realised we needed to find cupboard space so cleared them all out and I remembered so many awesome gadgets. Ice machine!? Even the Waffle Maker gets used nowhere near as much as it should! Loving the Sous Vide by the way, it's just such a nice hassle free way to guarantee a good cook, and it gives me the confidence to risk buying stuff like pork, big beef joints and cheap cuts because you KNOW they are going to be spot on!

Oh, and these smores look awesome! Totally didn't know what it was from the first photo, then once you torched those cute bunnies faces right off it made a lot more sense!

amazing commenting @skiesandsports, thanks so much

wow this one is made with lot of deliciousness and creativity awesome work dear :D

thanks so much @blazing

You know, I don't even know, for which holiday your dessert is best: for Easter or for Halloween))))
I've never used a culinary torch, but I think it's pretty fun!
And thank you for continuing in my favorite color scheme!

the torch was fun, I cannot wait to try again. Thanks so much for commenting @naditinkoff

This Brownie with the s'mores looks so cute and delicious. Perfect for Easter day! Have a wonderful week :)

always so sweet and supportive, thanks so much @sweetcarol

Hi dear! Ohhhh! This brownies looks so amazing, especially if my little daughter see it, because her birthday in 9 may , you made it perfectly as usual.

this would be great for a birthday cake, thanks for the inspiration @creativewoman

wow looks amazing hope in near time i will taste it

I hope in near time you will taste as well

Your recipe toasted peeps is looking exiting. Thanks for sharing many variety of food.

thanks so much for taking the time to comment @ajay03

I am feeling unfortunate because you are not upvote on my comment but thanks for replying.

Amazingly beautiful, please help me @gringalicious

Thanks @molynar

Thats is amazing creativity on food you are genious just mouth watering @gringalicious

You took awsome photos. I like it. Display is quite impressive. Sweet and delicious. Good work. Keep it up

thanks so much for the kind words

You welcome

I will try this recipe. Because it's looking so yummy

fantastic, thanks so much for letting me know

colourful dan sweet... i like how you capture the photographs @gringalicious. it's become attractive

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Wooow this ia very delicious. I will try this one. Thank you.

thanks so much for commenting

wow,nice photograpy

Thank you @priok!

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Thanks dear different and yummy for kids because i am on diet

thanks so much for taking the time to comment

it looks like you are very talented in this field bro

not a bro

Oh im sorry mrs 😂

Need any special hand charisma to make food delicious with shape so cute

Oh, thanks @dedyrendra

it's so pretty and so colorful that it makes you want to eat it. I will do it immediately.

I hope it turns out great for you, best wishes

Very nice photography..you love photography..
I have the best photos selected in my 2017 world photo contest on my profile. I think you will love..

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So glad @mendiyusuf

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nice ! i will try to do that- !!

I hope you enjoy it beingmia!

Omg! Haha those are too cute to eat!! >_<

Thanks @ramengirl! Oh it's so good to hear from you. I hope you're doing well!

Oh! Amazing!!!! It has to be delicious

always so kind and supportive, thanks @ximeta

Wow this is so inventive!!

thanks so much @vtravels

My four year old daughter would absolutely love these. I'll have to show her this post tomorrow!

That's so sweet @justinmullet!

Oh wow, this looks amazing. Love those colorful bunnies. Such a cute idea.

thanks so much @foodphotos

Hey!i just started laughing when i saw this , my daughter would go mad for it...it's just that in the brownie recipe, it calles for baking soda.baking soda only works if there is an acidic ingredient mixed with it( like sour cream or buttermilk) otherwise there is no point in using it. Did you perhaps mean baking powder?thanks!

Thanks @homecook. Yes baking powder would work perfectly. I'd say use about 1 teaspoon.

I agree, a teaspoon would be plenty!!!good work though, your posts are trully inspiring.

Yummy little Pikachus :P

hey @wandereronwheels, thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi

Great work... This food is so cute

thank so much

haven't seen anyone do this with peeps before! very creative 😄

Thanks for reading @doitvoluntarily!

Oh my! this is almost sinful!
I love peeps and never thought of using them on top of brownies. What a great idea!

thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my post

I see Easter is upon us, I am sure this recipe will come in handy for many of us . I appreciate you taking the time to share this recipe with all of us thank you again and keep it up young lady @mannyfig1956

thanks so much for your continued support @mannyfig1956

This is making me happy! It looks so yummy :)

thanks so much for commenting

Oh my! this is almost sinful!
I love peeps and never thought of using them on top of brownies. What a great idea!

thanks so much for stopping by an commenting @hello-sunshine

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So cute.. ı will try this recipe.. thank you.. perfect :)

I hope you really enjoy it @rainbow84!

this looks so cool, amazing photo art

So glad you liked it @freerunner!

Omg, I love the pics!! The colors are awesome!

Oh, it's so good to hear from you @alovelymess! I'm really glad you liked this. (P.S. I'll have to save you some for when you get home ;) )

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Okay I don't care much for Peeps, but this seriously looks delicious! I would definitely give this a try since there's chocolate. :) I think this will be a hit for satisfying a sweet tooth at an Easter Sunday dinner. Using a torch on food sounds fun too haha.

the torch was a blast. Thanks for commenting @keciah

Thai is such a fun recipe, although it seems a bit brutal setting the Easter bunny on fire! Haha.

I always wanted a torch but I have no clue what I’d use it for, as I would probably only make creme brûlée once a year...
I love the colors in this post! And I’d love to taste the brownieeeeeeeeee!

come on, you know you've thought about it before - LOL.

Thanks so much for the kind words and for all of your encouragement @susanne

Hi @gringalicious, It's good post on food photograohy! I enjoyed your photoghrphy . Keep up the good work.
It's always nice to see good content here on Steemit

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That looks pretty delicious, i want to try this.

I do hope you give it a try, I think you will like it

Wow. Super cute recipe, but oh, the sugar overload. Lol! :)

yeah, perhaps a bit too much sugar. I made up for it though with the carrot juice smoothie

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Great! Can I have some? Thank you.

the recipe is above, have all you want

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Ho!!!!! So cute! Easter cake 🍰 🐣
This is very nice

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So cute! I just post some very original Easter Eggs Recipe to surprise everyone. It also includes brownie.

What do you guys think about it?

thank so much for commenting

Ive always wanted to tastw brownies 😣😣😢

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