S’mores Brownies

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Ever since I started my chocolate business, I seem to crave . . . baked goods.  I can’t really explain it.  Pounds of chocolate everywhere, and I would give my kingdom for a cookie.  Sigh.  So even though I had lots of chocolate bunnies around, and even though my husband felt the need to make–on his own, through his own free will–a key lime pie (!) for Easter, I still had whip up a batch of something, anything, to quiet the inner demons.

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With a partial batch of marshmallow left over from last week’s Peep production, and extra graham crackers from the key lime pie, the choice was clear–S’more’s Brownies.  And may I say, yum?

The brownie recipe is adapted from my go-to girl, Betty Crocker–but you could certainly use a mix.  Same with the marshmallow, you can make your own, use some Fluff straight out of a jar, or melt down a bag of storebought puffs with some butter until you can spread it.  When it comes to inner demons, you do what you gotta do.

UPDATE:  Joy the Baker just posted her own super fabulous S’mores Brownies recipe, with toasted marshmallow, oh my!  To get a similar result with this recipe, try placing the marshmallow topped brownies under a broiler for a minute or two (watch closely!) or use a culinary torch and flame away.

S’mores Brownies

For the crust:

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

For the brownies:

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

For topping:

Heat oven to 350.  Make the crust: mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.  Press into the bottom of a 9×9 pan lined with foil (use the foil trick!).  Bake crust for five minutes, then remove from oven.

While the crust is baking, make the brownies.  Melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over medium low heat, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.  Beat sugar, vanilla, and eggs on high speed in a mixer for 5 minutes.  Beat in cooled chocolate mixture on low speed.  Add flour and mix just until blended.  Spread in pan over crust.  Bake 25 minutes, just until center is set.  Don’t overbake!

Spread marshmallow on top of warm brownies.  Allow to cool and set before cutting.

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One thought on “S’mores Brownies

  1. I love brownies – LOVE – and these look even better than traditional ones. Note to self: must try these this summer!

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