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S’Mores Brownies

My name is Lori and I’m a sweets fanatic. There, I said it. Baking is something that I love to do, but goodies can’t stick around my house very long since I have a tough time staying away from all that good stuff. I’m not one of those “naturally thin” kinda girls so I’ve gotta work it big time to manage my girlish figure. I tend to stock my kitchen with loads of fruit, yogurt, and salad-at-the-ready, and I head to the gym every single day for a good, long workout. That’s the only way I can manage my life as a food blogger.

I definitely hit the gym the day that I made these: S’Mores Brownies.
Here’s the How-To:

Every good S’More begins with a graham cracker crust.

That crust gets pressed into the bottom of your foil-lined brownie pan.

Then it’s baked until “golden.”

The chocolate brownie part comes next. This is where things sometimes go terribly wrong in my house… because I just want to eat that brownie batter by the spoonful.

That part is baked too- just until it’s set so it still remains a bit gooey inside.

Chocolate chunks sprinkled on top of warm brownies. Enough said.

Mini marshmallows and graham cracker sprinkles on top.

A quick pop back into the oven gets those marshmallows a little bit toasty and melty on top.

Here’s where the foil comes in handy. You can just slip the brownies out of the pan and place them on a cutting board. Peel back the foil and they’re ready for munching cutting.

Lovely layers of graham cracker, chocolate, more chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker sprinkles. Kinda like S’Mores on steroids.

Luckily, my son made a new friend last week… so I had a new place to deposit my goodies. These bad boys made their way over to the new friend’s house while they were still warm. Out of sight and out of the house as quickly as possible was definitely a good idea on this day. These things were darn good.

Yield: 12 brownies

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 60 min

S'Mores Brownies

Everything you love about S'Mores- but in a brownie...

Ingredients:

CRUST:
7 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (8 or 9 whole graham crackers)
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
pinch of salt

BROWNIE:
8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour

TOPPING:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
3 to 4 cups mini marshmallows
about 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs (1 whole cracker, crumbled)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 8x8-inch pan with foil so it hangs over the edges a bit. Spray with nonstick spray. (You can use 9x9-inch pan, but baking time might need slight decrease and your end result will be a thinner brownie).

2. Prepare crust: In a medium bowl, mix butter with crumbs, sugar and salt. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Prepare the brownie: Place butter and chocolate in microwave-safe bowl. Melt for 1 minute; stir. Melt another minute; stir. Keep microwaving at 1 minute intervals until mixture is completely melted. (Alternately, you can melt this mixture in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water on the stove). Add sugars, vanilla and salt into the melted chocolate and mix together. Add eggs and beat vigorously until you see a thick and glossy batter. Stir in flour and mix just until incorporated. Pour batter over the baked crust. Bake until top is set and toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean, 35 to 40 minutes (you don't want to overbake the brownie- a little gooey inside is good).

4. Remove pan from oven. Turn up heat on the oven to broil. Sprinkle chocolate chunks over the baked brownie. Add a nice, thick layer of marshmallows next. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top.

5. Place your pan of brownies back into the oven (they should be 6 to 8 inches away from the heating element). Toast under the broiler until golden- KEEP AN EYE ON IT- it can go from golden to burned in a matter of seconds. 1 to 2 minutes under the broiler should be plenty.

6. Cool for a few minutes, then use foil to remove brownies from the pan and set on a cutting board. Carefully pull the sides of the foil away from the marshmallows and brownies. Cut brownies into 12 squares. Helpful tip: Use a large, WET & SHARP KNIFE to cut the brownies. Slice through the brownie, then clean the knife and slice through again with a clean, wet knife. Keep cleaning off the knife after each cut for the cleanest cuts.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Food Network)

68 Responses to “S’Mores Brownies”

  1. postedFeb 23, 2011 7:08 AM

    These brownies look delicious! I was going to make s’mores cupcakes this weekend but might change my plans to brownies instead! Thanks!

  2. postedFeb 23, 2011 7:37 AM

    Loving these! Great photos too!

  3. postedFeb 23, 2011 7:43 AM
    Janelle

    You are an evil, evil woman. I love it!

  4. postedFeb 23, 2011 7:52 AM

    These look delicious. I find it almost comical that you happened to post this today as yesterday I was lurking a bit as I am developing my own new blog re:cooking etc and I was telling my hubby about the stuffed cookies and how it might be cool to figure out how to do a smore stuffed cookie…and then you posted smore brownies! Great site! :) I’ll be trying your recipes often!

  5. postedFeb 23, 2011 8:02 AM

    yum!! its not fair, my stomache is grumbling now!

  6. postedFeb 23, 2011 8:03 AM

    holy moly, these look amazing!!

  7. postedFeb 23, 2011 8:08 AM

    How gorgeous and fabulous to these look?! Yum!

  8. postedFeb 23, 2011 8:13 AM

    If I made those, I’d also need to give them away asap!

  9. postedFeb 23, 2011 8:20 AM
    Kristen Mattern

    My 8 yr old son loves anything S’mores so he will be very appreciative of this yummy looking recipe. Thx!

  10. postedFeb 23, 2011 8:45 AM

    Woman. Weight Watchers. WEIGHT WATCHERS! How are you staying so thin with these in the house??? Drool.

  11. postedFeb 23, 2011 9:55 AM

    YUMM!! I must try this recipe!

  12. postedFeb 23, 2011 10:37 AM

    These look amazing Lori! Definitely something to stash away for summer cookouts!

  13. postedFeb 23, 2011 11:11 AM

    This is one amazing looking brownie. It’s seriously making me drool right now.

  14. postedFeb 23, 2011 11:53 AM
    kellypea

    Well you are a better woman than I, that’s for sure. I don’t make too many things like this any more unless I can find takers since I know myself too well to do something about it if I’m in the house alone with them ;)

  15. postedFeb 23, 2011 12:41 PM

    I hear you, Lori. I can’t keep sweets in my house either. Exercising is how I manage to fit into my clothes. However, you are not helping with tempting recipes like this on! These brownies look like a must-make.

  16. postedFeb 23, 2011 12:53 PM

    These look delicious! Must have been something in the air! I made smore cups yesterday! :) I’ve been lazy today and haven’t posted it to my blog yet! lol

  17. postedFeb 23, 2011 12:54 PM
    The Food Hound

    That’s exactly why I hit the gym, too :) These look beyond amazing! I have some marshmallows that are probably stale, but they have a place in these brownies!! Yowzah, I bet these are good!

  18. postedFeb 23, 2011 12:56 PM

    These look so good! I try to eat natural food, but just can’t resist those little marshmallows. Mmm

  19. postedFeb 23, 2011 1:23 PM

    These look incredible! Perfect to make now and be reminded of summer and warmer weather. :-)

  20. postedFeb 23, 2011 1:26 PM
    Stephanie @ TBF

    Lovely!

    I made a similar brownie about 3 months ago, and it was tragic. There was obviously something off in the blogger’s write up. I’ve been looking for another recipe to try, and I think this it!

  21. postedFeb 23, 2011 4:13 PM

    this brownies are so easy to make and the chocolate with marshmallow ..wow

  22. postedFeb 23, 2011 7:39 PM

    I have a whole bag of mini marshmallows that need to be used up and I think this is the perfect use for them! They sound delicious!

  23. postedFeb 23, 2011 7:43 PM

    Oh YUM! Those look delicious.

  24. postedFeb 24, 2011 3:13 AM

    I’m a sweets fanatic too, and those brownies are tempting me! :)

  25. postedFeb 24, 2011 3:24 AM

    There’s just layer after layer of goodness here! I can imagine that these would be hard to resist.

  26. postedFeb 24, 2011 5:11 AM

    These brownies look so awesome. S’mores bring back some seriously happy memories from my childhood. *sigh*

  27. postedFeb 24, 2011 5:25 AM

    Sometimes I think you’re a mind reader. This is exactly what I’m craving.

  28. postedFeb 24, 2011 6:40 AM
    kara

    Hi Lori –
    Judging by the recent photos of you, it looks like you are doing a good job managing your sweet tooth. You look great!
    See you in the summer –
    “Kara from the beach”.

  29. postedFeb 24, 2011 7:03 AM

    Hello beautiful… swoon

  30. postedFeb 24, 2011 7:53 AM
    Leslie Green

    Oh my my Lori..These look EVIL!

  31. postedFeb 24, 2011 8:46 AM

    I love that the marshmallows are actually browned; some s’mores treats have marshmallows in them, but if they don’t have that ‘burnt’ (OK, let’s say caramelized) taste…they are not s’more like for me at all. These look and sound perfect.

  32. postedFeb 24, 2011 8:52 AM

    Oh heavens these look good! Although, I secretly love BURNT marshmallows, I will have to try.

  33. postedFeb 24, 2011 10:50 AM

    holy cow, must try these

  34. postedFeb 24, 2011 11:12 AM

    OMG! That’s all I have to say about these brownies!!

  35. postedFeb 24, 2011 11:43 AM
    Kat Connelly

    Thank you so much for sharing your decadent recipes! And for hints about having lots of yogert, fruit & salad in the house. I live with three men (husband & two sons) so thankfully, stuff like these smores won’t last long!!

  36. postedFeb 24, 2011 3:30 PM

    I was trying to figure out what to bring as a sweet treat to an Oscar party on Sunday. FOUND IT! I can’t wait to make these!

  37. postedFeb 25, 2011 7:16 AM
    Terri A.

    Oh. My. Gosh. Those look amazing.

  38. postedFeb 25, 2011 10:35 AM

    Oh my goodness, I’ll take the whole pan! The photos are making me sooo hungry for these brownies. :)

  39. postedFeb 26, 2011 1:41 AM

    Oh my gosh! Can I befriend your son? Can you bring me a pan of these? Please??

  40. postedFeb 26, 2011 9:39 PM

    Can’t say that I got to love ‘smores since I came to this country, but the brownie section looks to die for.

  41. postedFeb 27, 2011 10:25 AM

    Oh yeah! These brownies look incredible! I love smores…these would just be dangerous in my house! :)

  42. postedFeb 27, 2011 5:19 PM

    Gorgeous photos and these brownies look to.die.for!

  43. postedMar 1, 2011 7:16 PM
    Erin

    Tasted great. However, that was after scraping off the ash that developed after the marshmallows started on fire. Next time, I think I’ll just try a lighter.

    • March 1st, 2011 @ 9:41 PM

      @Erin, Yikes! A little too close to the heat source, eh? You must watch very closely… there’s a fine line between lightly toasted and burned. It happens quickly!

  44. postedMar 2, 2011 6:33 AM

    I’m still here and, yep, I just bookmarked another one :)

  45. postedMar 13, 2011 5:33 AM

    My oh my! I’d be hard pressed to justify this one! But I’m still going to do it!! Bookmarked and stumbled :)

  46. postedMay 15, 2011 7:46 PM
    Daniela

    These look delicious! Going to try them this weekend :) Thanks for sharing. I love your website!

  47. postedMay 15, 2011 7:53 PM
    Daniela

    Can you serve this cold?

    • May 16th, 2011 @ 6:15 AM

      I don’t see why not! Chilled might be easier to cut.

  48. postedMay 27, 2011 1:51 PM

    These look fantastic!

  49. postedJun 4, 2011 6:24 AM
    Michelle

    Just wanted to let you know that I was looking for a “S’mores Brownie” recipe online and this recipe is by far the best I have seen. I’m sure it’s about the same as many others I have seen, but just the way you talk about the brownies, and show all the pictures make me want to make them. And then eat them all. By myself. Job well done!

  50. postedOct 23, 2011 2:54 PM
    Candace

    I just used your recipe and they came out phonomenal! My tummy thanks you :)

  51. postedMar 5, 2012 1:24 PM
    Cherry

    Wow…I made these yesterday and they are simply delicious!! Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe :D I’m from England and my friend brought me back some graham crackers from the US – this was the perfect recipe in which to use them! I even managed to perfect the marshmallow toasting!

  52. postedApr 5, 2012 4:25 PM
    Ana

    I’ve made these brownies a couple of times, and I have to say they’re my absolute favourite! Sinful, but wonderfully delicious.

  53. postedMay 19, 2012 2:02 PM
    Lisa

    YUM! I just make them today for the second time, as a request from my 9 year old niece for her birthday. SOOOOO GOOD! Thank you for posting! Love your site too:)

  54. postedMay 26, 2012 10:47 PM

    These are amazing!!! Just made them tonight and could hardly wait for them to cool to cut into them. I did use a box mix for the brownies but everything else I did as the recipe stated. Will definitely keep this in my files to make again and again. We LOVE s’mores AND brownies in our house so this is the perfect treat.

  55. postedJun 5, 2012 11:12 AM
    Melissa

    Made these for a party. Needed two 9×13 pans so I tripled crust recipe to divide between each pan. Used boxed brownie mix for 9x 13 pan. Made the night before so put 1 layer of marshmallow on when still hot, cooled completely and covered. Day of party uncovered added 2nd layer of marshmallow and toasted under broiler. I found that a light coating of Pam on chef’s knife kept marshmallow from sticking too much. I cut them and put in a cupcake paper cup to make them easy to pickup and they were wonderful!!!

  56. postedJun 24, 2012 8:26 PM
    Morgan

    Does anyone know how well these keep? Just wondering if I make the day before if the toasted marshmellows will get hard or just weird…???

  57. postedJul 30, 2012 5:18 PM

    I have been working on a gluten-free, dairy-free, super healthy brownie s’mores recipe, and love your technique of using the tin foil in the pan! So smart! Thank you! Round one just came out of the oven…hopefully it will be good enough to be blog-worthy! Love your photos, they are awesome!

  58. postedOct 24, 2012 7:16 PM
    Erika

    These are the BEST ever…so easy all of my co-workers make them now.The foil is a great trick and the wet knife advice the greatest BROWNIES EVER!!!!!

  59. postedJan 26, 2013 9:48 AM
    janitalynn

    i have not bought a box mix since i found this recipe. they are AMAZING!!!! i use the middle layer as my normal go-to brownies. i always double it and use 6 eggs instead of the 8 to make them super fudgy. thats my only change. these are the quintessential chocolatey bars ive been looking for!!

  60. postedFeb 11, 2013 2:18 PM
    katie

    Theses were horrendous. I followed he recipe exactly only to have alight brown mxture that didnt have enough chocolate to merit a brownie. After baking for the right amount of time, the center was completely raw, and my oven is hot. the only good thing about this recipe is the graham cracker crust. i fould not recommend.

    • February 13th, 2013 @ 7:12 AM

      I’m not sure what you did wrong…

  61. postedJun 15, 2013 7:17 AM
    Abby

    I love the recipe but i’m on a tight budget. Can I use a box brownie mix for the brownies? Will it turn out the same way? Thanks, Abby

    • June 18th, 2013 @ 6:01 AM

      I have not tried it that way but you can certainly experiment!

  62. postedNov 13, 2013 3:59 PM

    Ok this are THE BEST BROWNIES ever! I’m used to cook, specially desserts, but I never quite liked my brownies. I gave these a try and WOW they are the best!
    I’m familiar with the ingredients and techniques so I changed a couple of things maybe you’ll want to try.
    I add some coffe (it always brings up chocolate flavor) and inestead of normal salt I used “Sal rosada de maras” is a peruvian salt, but I think it could also work with coarse salt.
    Well done girl! You came up with an awesome recipe!

  63. postedMar 28, 2014 4:27 PM
    Muncher

    These are chocolate marshmallow yummy over load. Made them today. Fabulous !!!

  64. postedJun 21, 2014 5:48 AM
    Holly

    Made these last night YUMMM!! Had to give most of th to my friends so i wouldnt eat them all!!

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