S’more Brownies

S'more BrowniesS’more brownies: the perfect summer treat when a bonfire isn’t right at your disposal.

Just like the summertime sandwich, these brownies come in three layers. There’s a crunchy graham cracker crust, ooey-gooey chocolate brownie, and a toasted marshmallow topping. All the tastes of summer without the campfire*.

I adapted the brownie recipe from Heather Bertinetti’s book Bake It, Don’t Fake It! They’re equal parts chocolate to butter, which result in tremendously moist brownies/the perfect melted Hershey bar substitute.

A s’more is not a s’more unless toasted marshmallows are involved. Once the crust and brownies are baked, you’ll create a layer of marshmallows on top. Time to toast. You’ll toast the marshmallows under a broiler until puffed and golden brown. While under the broiler, do not leave your brownies’ side. They need you. Browning the marshmallows takes about a minute. Burning the marshmallows takes about a minute and a half. Fear not! Keep a close watch, and you’ll have perfectly golden s’more brownies ready to be devoured.

*Personal Admission #21: I’d take the air conditioning in my kitchen over the hard ground and billion degree heat of a campfire any day. I don’t know if it’s obvious, but I was never a Girl Scout…


S'more Brownies 
Serves 20
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Crust
  1. 3 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 14 crackers)
  2. 8 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  3. 1/4 cup + 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  4. 1/4 tps. cinnamon
Brownie
  1. 1 lb. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 1 lb. unsalted butter
  3. 3 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  4. 3/4 cup + 1 Tbs. flour
  5. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 7 eggs
  7. 1 1/2 tps. vanilla extract
Topping
  1. 1/2 of a 16 oz. bag of jumbo marshmallows
Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9"x13" pan with aluminum and coat with non-stick spray.
  2. Crush graham crackers to crumbs, while melting the butter.
  3. Combine all four ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
  4. Press mixture in an even layer into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside.
Brownie
  1. Melt chocolate chips and butter over a double boiler. Stir occasionally. For even melting, don't let the water touch the bowl of your double boiler, and keep the water just under a boil.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Once the chocolate mixture is completely melted, mix in eggs and vanilla until smooth and homogenous.
  4. Add the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Pour batter over baked crust. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. If you want an ooey-gooey brownie do not over bake!
Topping
  1. Set the oven broiler to low and place oven rack near the top. Don't place it at the very top position, or else the marshmallows will likely burn.
  2. Cut marshmallows in half lengthwise, and arrange on top of brownies until completely covered.
  3. Place under broiler until golden brown. Watch the marshmallows closely, so they don't burn. They should be brown in about 1 minute.
  4. Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to a week, but I think you'll finish it long before then.
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