There’s no better dessert than an easy dessert, and these S’mores brownies are always gone faster than you can say “Make ‘smore’ brownies please!”
As much as I absolutely abhor failing at recipe creation, it’s just part of the game. The nice thing about it is that I do always learn something- likely one (or more) new, important lesson.
I learned lots of them while coming up with this recipe for s’mores brownies.
It all started out so innocently- I’m obsessed with marshmallow, and I love s’mores. From what I’ve seen on Pinterest and Facebook this summer, everybody else is pretty much trying to see how many different ways they can shove a combination of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow together. I already did it once, but this time I envisioned a nice fudgy brownie, with a layer of graham cracker crumbs in the middle, then a layer of marshmallow, then more brownie, and then topped with marshmallow to make the ultimate s’mores brownies recipe. Sounds good, right?
Well, here’s the problem with that. When you put marshmallow in the middle of things, it doesn’t stay marshmallow. It doesn’t turn into a gooey layer of marshmallow cream. It just melts. And in this particular instance, it melts into brownie batter. The fudgy marshmallow goop that is created swallows up the graham cracker crumbs like an old horror movie about the Great Blob.
(Gimme) S'Mores Brownies
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup flour
- 8-9 graham crackers 1 individually wrapped package
- 16 large marshmallows.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the butter and chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 minute, stir until smooth.
- Mix in the sugar, vanilla, eggs and salt until well combined.
- Dump in the flour and beat for 50 strokes until thoroughly mixed.
- Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper. Pour in half of the batter.
- Lay a single layer of graham cracker down. Push them slightly into the batter (this works even better if you break them into large pieces after placing them in the pan). You want the batter to just start to creep up through the edges and cracks. Place a second layer of graham crackers down and top with the rest of the batter.
- Crush up the remaining graham cracker and sprinkle on top of the batter.
- Place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Evenly space out the marshmallows on top and bake for another 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before slicing.