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.

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S'Mores Brownies

Yield: 12 brownies

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 60 min

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)

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68 Responses to “S’Mores Brownies”

  1. 1

    Foodiesonthefly — February 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!

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    Maria — February 23, 2011 @ 7:37 AM

    Loving these! Great photos too!

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    Janelle — February 23, 2011 @ 7:43 AM

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

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    Erin Askenasy — February 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!

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    cantstopbaking — February 23, 2011 @ 8:02 AM

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

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    EatLiveRun — February 23, 2011 @ 8:03 AM

    holy moly, these look amazing!!

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    Jenny Flake — February 23, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

    How gorgeous and fabulous to these look?! Yum!

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    Lauren-Keep It Sweet — February 23, 2011 @ 8:13 AM

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

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    Kristen Mattern — February 23, 2011 @ 8:20 AM

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

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    doughmesstic — February 23, 2011 @ 8:45 AM

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

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    Kelsey — February 23, 2011 @ 9:55 AM

    YUMM!! I must try this recipe!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — February 23, 2011 @ 10:37 AM

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

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    Eliana — February 23, 2011 @ 11:11 AM

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

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    kellypea — February 23, 2011 @ 11:53 AM

    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 ;)

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    Cookin' Canuck — February 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.

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    Janis — February 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

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    The Food Hound — February 23, 2011 @ 12:54 PM

    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!

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    Amy@ What Jew Wanna — February 23, 2011 @ 12:56 PM

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

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    Tracy — February 23, 2011 @ 1:23 PM

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

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    Stephanie @ TBF — February 23, 2011 @ 1:26 PM

    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!

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    Ari Recipes — February 23, 2011 @ 4:13 PM

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

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    Sharlene — February 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!

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    Crystal — February 23, 2011 @ 7:43 PM

    Oh YUM! Those look delicious.

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    VeggieGirl — February 24, 2011 @ 3:13 AM

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

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    Sylvie@GITK — February 24, 2011 @ 3:24 AM

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

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    Katrina — February 24, 2011 @ 5:11 AM

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

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    Michelle — February 24, 2011 @ 5:25 AM

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

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    kara — February 24, 2011 @ 6:40 AM

    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”.

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    Paula bell'alimento — February 24, 2011 @ 7:03 AM

    Hello beautiful… swoon

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    Leslie Green — February 24, 2011 @ 7:53 AM

    Oh my my Lori..These look EVIL!

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    Barbara | VinoLuci — February 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.

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    Katerina — February 24, 2011 @ 8:52 AM

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

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    justcooknyc — February 24, 2011 @ 10:50 AM

    holy cow, must try these

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    Lisa@Healthy Diaries — February 24, 2011 @ 11:12 AM

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

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    Kat Connelly — February 24, 2011 @ 11:43 AM

    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!!

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    Carrie — February 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!

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    Terri A. — February 25, 2011 @ 7:16 AM

    Oh. My. Gosh. Those look amazing.

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    Lindsey — February 25, 2011 @ 10:35 AM

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

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    Lucy @ Lucyeats — February 26, 2011 @ 1:41 AM

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

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    Sofya @ Girls' Guide — February 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.

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    Sweet Pea's Kitchen — February 27, 2011 @ 10:25 AM

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

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    Robyn | Add a Pinch — February 27, 2011 @ 5:19 PM

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

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    Erin — March 1, 2011 @ 7:16 PM

    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.

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    Lori Lange — March 1, 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!

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    Lamb — March 2, 2011 @ 6:33 AM

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

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    Avanika — March 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 :)

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    Daniela — May 15, 2011 @ 7:46 PM

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

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    Daniela — May 15, 2011 @ 7:53 PM

    Can you serve this cold?

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    Lori Lange — May 16, 2011 @ 6:15 AM

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

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    Andrea@From the Bookshelf — May 27, 2011 @ 1:51 PM

    These look fantastic!

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    Michelle — June 4, 2011 @ 6:24 AM

    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!

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    Candace — October 23, 2011 @ 2:54 PM

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

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    Cherry — March 5, 2012 @ 1:24 PM

    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!

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    Ana — April 5, 2012 @ 4:25 PM

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

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    Lisa — May 19, 2012 @ 2:02 PM

    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:)

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    Michele — May 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.

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    Melissa — June 5, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

    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!!!

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    Morgan — June 24, 2012 @ 8:26 PM

    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…???

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    Betty Rocker — July 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!

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    Erika — October 24, 2012 @ 7:16 PM

    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!!!!!

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    janitalynn — January 26, 2013 @ 9:48 AM

    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!!

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    katie — February 11, 2013 @ 2:18 PM

    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.

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    Lori Lange — February 13, 2013 @ 7:12 AM

    I’m not sure what you did wrong…

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    Abby — June 15, 2013 @ 7:17 AM

    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

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    Lori Lange — June 18, 2013 @ 6:01 AM

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

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    Laura — November 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!

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    Muncher — March 28, 2014 @ 4:27 PM

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

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    Holly — June 21, 2014 @ 5:48 AM

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