Tuesday, June 8, 2010

S'more Brownies

Summer is quickly approaching. Do you know what that means? Campfires by the lake.

Do you know what campfires mean? S'mores!

If you're anything like me, it's hard to build a campfire in the middle of the city. And it's not like I can go camping every weekend. Yes, there is the microwave option, but it doesn't toast the marshmallow quite the same way.

Solution? S'more brownies. They are gooey and delectable, but messier than you'd believe. I could have been mistaken for a 2-year-old with all marshmallow everywhere. But I'll tell you what, they are WELL worth it.

S'more Brownies


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

Brownie (Erika's note: I'm a cheater. I used a brownie mix. My patience level was low at the time.)
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

4 cups large marshmallows


Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 by-8-inch square baking pan with foil so it hangs over the edges by about 1 inch.

For the crust: 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.

Meanwhile, make the brownie. Put the butter and chocolate in a medium microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave on 75 percent power for 2 minutes. Stir, and microwave again until completely melted, about 2 minutes more. Alternatively, put the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan filled with 1 inch or so of water to a very slow simmer; set the bowl on the pan without touching the water. Stir occasionally until melted. Stir the light brown and white sugars, vanilla and salt into the melted chocolate. Add the eggs and beat vigorously to make a thick and glossy batter. Add the flour and stir until just incorporated.

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.

Remove from the oven and carefully position a rack about 6 inches from the broiler and preheat on low. Layer marshmallows across the top and toast under the broiler until golden, (keep an eye on it, it can go quick), about 2 minutes. 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.


top picture and recipe via food network


  1. If you could just stop by my place with a pan of these that would be great. Thanks!!!

  2. Same here! Those look great! May have to try those for a party I'm going to this weekend.

  3. A couple batches of s'more brownies, coming up! :)

    Mindy - hope they turn out nicely for your party this weekend!


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