So, I can’t believe I haven’t done this yet. I mean, a smores brownie recipe, come on Sarah. Duh. These smores brownies were such a great way to bring summer into the winter. Like, who doesn’t want a fluffy marshmallow-topped brownie in the middle of December?
So, let’s talk Christmas gifts. Have you guys done all your holiday shopping? Let’s be real, you probably haven’t (I definitely haven’t yet…). Or if you have, I’m really proud of you.
A few years ago, I did a series holiday gift guides for you guys and you really liked it. But this year, I wanted to keep it super chill, so I’m going to share some of my top holiday gift ideas with you all in this post.
So without further adieu, here you go!
Holiday gifts for the chef
- The Ottolenghi’s Sweet Cookbook is a must in any baker’s kitchen
- How sweet is this Anthropologie Jaquard Woven Apron?
- For those winter nights when you need soup stat: Kitchenaid 2-Speed Immersion Blender
- A rose-gold Ice Cream Scoop? Count me in!
- I wish I had a Pistachio Kitchenaid Mixer
- This stunning mini Staub Enamel Caste Iron is perfect for someone who lives solo
- Need a place to store fresh herbs? This adorable herb pot has you covered!
- This 6-piece bakeware set is perfect for a recent college grad who needs to fill their kitchen cabinets
- LOVE these highball glasses
- I use this French Marble Pastry Slab constantly!
Holiday gifts for your BFF
- This is my favorite holiday candle
- OK I need this super chunky knit blanket
- Give the crafter in your life this Do-It-Yourself Necklace Kit
- My sister has this Tiny Air Plant and it’s so cute
- Everyone could use a little Stan Smith in their lives.
- This is my go-to watch and it is everything
- Kind of really into this faux fur mini shoulder bag
- Jazz up your iPhoneX with a Gemstone Case
- Oooh I want this beanie
- This Mini Cinema Light Box is so great!
Holiday gifts for the photographer
- I recently upgraded from the Canon 6D to the Canon 5D mark iv and haven’t looked back. As much as I loooved my 6D, the 5D mark iv is unbeatable.
- The Canon 100mm 2.8 is my go-to macro lens. The quality is crystal clear and I couldn’t recommend it more.
- If you’re looking for a wider lens, the Canon 24-70 2.8 is the other lens I use for the blog. It’s perfect for everything from overhead shots to travel shots to portraits. It’s seriously the best all-in-one lens on the market.
- I’ve heard great things about this Manfrotto tripod.
- When I do restaurant shoots or travel, I carry my camera in this Ona Leather Camera Bag.
- I just got the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III and am really loving it so far. See some of my pics with it here!
- OK this T-shirt is hilarious.
- This is my favorite photo book of all time.
- This Universal Backup Charger is game changing. You’ll never have to worry about running out of juice again.
- A mug that looks like a camera lens? I’m in.
The Ultimate Smores Brownies
The most epic Smores Brownies ever: a fudgy dark chocolate brownie with a thick layer of toasted marshmallow fluff, all atop a graham cracker crust.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 9 large brownies 1x
- 6 graham cracker sheets
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder
- 7.5oz marshmallow fluff (or 15oz if you’re feeling crazy)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 8″x8″ baking pan with parchment paper, then grease the bottom with butter or spray. Arrange graham crackers in a single layer on the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Remove from microwave and stir in bittersweet chocolate.
- Microwave for 20-30 seconds more. This should melt the chocolate completely. If it doesn’t, put it in the microwave for another 15 seconds.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs. Slowly whisk in the melted chocolate mixture, then fold in the flower, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, and espresso powder with a spatula.
- Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove from oven and top with fluff. Place back in the oven for 10 minutes, until the fluff turns a nice golden brown color.
- Allow to cool completely before removing from pan and cutting into 9 large squares.