S’mores Brownies

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Did you have a good weekend? Mine was really great actually- Andy and I saw Iron Man 3 (loved it,) had some yummy Cinco de Mayo margaritas and on Saturday ventured to Brooklyn for to donate a batch of these brownies to the NYC Bake Sale. It was held at the Brooklyn Flea market (which I’ve always wanted to visit) and was a huge success! (They raised over 3,000 for No Kid Hungry!)

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When I first volunteered to donate goodies to the bake sale, they were looking for volunteers to get sent some chocolate to bake with from Divine Chocolate. I wasn’t familiar with the brand, but am always happy to have more chocolate on my hands. When I saw the thick milk and dark chocolate bars, my idea for S’mores brownies came to be. Rich dark chocolate was baked into the brownie batter and a layer of milk chocolate bars were nestled on top, giving the first bite of these babies a gooey S’mores-y affect. The cool thing is that the actual cocoa farmers who from the company stopped by the bake sale and got to sample these brownies. I hope they liked them!

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This is a super thick brownie, that I think could have easily been divided into two separate batches if you prefer something thinner. The first bite is perfect with crisp graham cracker crust, fudgy brownie, gooey chocolate and a toasty marshmallow topping. Anything S’mores related always reminds me of a summer campfire with marshmallows on a stick. I always always ended up burning mine and as you can see some of these babies got a bit charred- luckily for me that’s just how I like it. (Hopefully some of the bake sale patrons thought so too!)

S’mores Brownies

Yield: 12 brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch fine salt

Brownies:

  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 4 large cold eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Topping:

  • 4 oz of milk chocolate bar- broken into squares/chunks
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees F. Line an 8 by-8-inch square baking pan with foil so it has an inch-long overhang.

For the Crust:

  1. Lightly butter the foil with some of the melted butter. Stir the rest of the butter together with the crumbs, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Press the crumb mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the brownie batter. Put the butter and chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave on medium power for 2 minutes. Stir, and microwave again on half power until completely melted, about 2 minutes more. Mix in the sugars, vanilla and salt. Add the eggs one at a time and beat vigorously to make a thick and glossy batter. Fold in the flour and gently stir until just incorporated.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the top is crispy and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean, with a few crumbs, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and nestle the chocolate chunks into the brownie crust. Top with marshmallows.
  5. Carefully position a rack about 6 inches from the broiler and preheat on low. Toast marshmallows under the broiler until golden, (keep an eye on it, it can go quick), about 2 minutes.
  6. Cool on a rack, gently removing the brownies from the pan using the aluminum flaps. Carefully separate any marshmallow from the foil and fold away. Cut into 12 (2-inch) squares. (I found that dipping the knife into a glass of warm water helped to reduce any stickiness when cutting.)

Notes

Recipe adapted slightly from: The Food Network

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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25 Comments

  1. I’ve tried to make my own version of this a couple of times and the brownie layer right over the graham crust always comes out pretty gooey. Did you find this to be the case in yours? I wasn’t sure if it was something I was doing wrong or if should just be that way! I’m in love with s’more brownies, and yours look delicious!

    1. I think you just have to bake them a little longer than you might think. :)

    2. These weren’t too gooey Marcie- I’d say the right amount? One idea is to just make a thinner brownie? Maybe halve the filling which would allow for less cooking time.

  2. These sound phenomenal! S’mores flavored anything is my heaven, and these are no exception…pinned!

  3. Any suggestions for making a larger pan of these yummy brownies? Double the recipe and bake in a 9×13 pan or would you just make 2-8×8 pans? Sorry, silly question, but want to make for Mother’s Day and want it to turn out!

    1. You could definitely just double the whole recipe into a 9×13 pan. OR- if you want a thinner brownie but more of them, double the crust/marshmallows but keep the brownie batter the same .:)

  4. Wow! I must get these into my belly! I come unglued for s’mores. And these look so good. Nice photographs. Pinning right now.

    1. That’s sweet Katie thanks! A photography compliment coming from you means a lot! :)

  5. I wish I knew about the bake sale! I live so close to the Brooklyn Flea (which is awesome, right?!). Next time! And omg, these brownies… I’m without words!

  6. We saw Iron Man 3 this weekend too! Loved it :) I am always up for anything s’mores-flavored, these look awesome! Totally with you on the burned marshmallows too – yum!

  7. Becca from cookie jar treats says:

    I can’t wait for the summer to officially hit. I love making s’mores and eating gooey marshmallows off the stick! :) These look really delicious too :)

  8. Wow those look gooey and delicious!

  9. Hi Audra! I made these for Father’s Day lunch dessert and they were a hit! My family gobbled them up! The recipe is perfect-thanks so much for sharing.

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