Sweet Indulgence

As I was trying to muster the energy last night to make steak kabobs the only thing on my mind was brownies and ice cream. It has been a long time since I’ve made something really chocolaty and gooey.

I managed (in a very uninspired manner) to build the steak kabobs…the whole time thinking about how I was going to make the brownies as delicious and sinful as possible.

It’s interesting how when you don’t really have your heart in something that it rarely turns out the way it should. The kabobs looked gorgeous on their skewers, swimming in a bath of marinade…but I really had my heart set on those brownies. Isn’t it funny that even at the age of 44 I still find it hard to give myself permission to have dessert instead of dinner? So many rules and regulations we place on ourselves that are so unnecessaryI would have survived just fine having brownies and ice cream for dinner.

It has eggs, coconut milk, brown rice flour, and olive oil…who’s to say brownies and ice cream aren’t an appropriate alternative to dinner? Not only that, but dark chocolate is excellent for your health.

The gas on our grill ran out in the middle of grilling the kabobs. My husband had to take off that heavy tank and replace it with another – meanwhile, the meat and veggies sat in the closed grill. I bet you can already see where this is going… So we fired up the grill again, and before I knew it, the meat was overdone (I prefer mine on the bloody side and this was more like beef jerky) and most of the vegetables had a generous amount of cancer causing char.

Meanwhile…the house was filling with the amazing scent of melted chocolate and puffy, s’more like marshmallows…

My husband likes his beef cooked more than I do and loves the crunchy bits of char on things when they are grilled, so all was not lost. I ate the “appropriate” amount of dinner like a good little girl, thinking about chocolate the entire time.

If you’re going to eat these brownies with ice cream, I suggest serving them hot, right out of the oven. They will be gooey and heavenly, but you will need to spoon them out.

If you prefer your brownie with four sides, you’ll have to wait for them to cool and set up.

Double Chocolate & Melted Marshmallow Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 Namaste Brownie Mix (you will need eggs, oil, and water)

(or you can go here for Smidge’s homemade GF DF brownie recipe)

About a Half a Bag of Mini Marshmallows

About 1 Cup Roughly Chopped 72% Dark Belgian Chocolate

Dairy Free Ice Cream, (I prefer Coconut Bliss)

Make the brownie mix according to the directions. Generously oil an 8.5 x 11 baking dish or non-stick baking pan. Smooth half of the brownie mixture over the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the marshmallows over the batter and follow with the roughly chopped chocolate.

Dollop the remaining batter by the spoonful over the marshmallows and chopped chocolate until you have used all of the batter. Then, carefully smooth the dollops out, joining each with the back of a spoon.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes. Spoon into bowls while hot and serve with ice cream. Or, wait until they cool and set up and cut into squares.

12 Comments on “Sweet Indulgence

  1. Hmm … So, the grill runs out of gas the very night you’re preparing brownies, something you would have very much preferred to eat over anything that was being grilled. That certainly is a coincidence and nothing at all suspicious.
    And, oh, what a wonderful coincidence it was! This is one great looking brownie recipe, April.


  2. I’ve had those moments where the gas runs out halfway through the cooking process and there’s never a good result. Love the look of these dark chocolate brownies though – such an indulgence and quite like the chocolate fudge sundae I made last night – a little main course then on with dessert xx


  3. I get it! You decided to post this post for me because you knew I wanted something sweet and sinful tonight :). You already know I LOVE this


    • I think it might be hard to find someone who doesn’t like something with tons of warm chocolate and marshmallows! Ha! Except for people who don’t like chocolate (gasp!)…I can’t believe that’s even possible! 🙂


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