Feb 19, 2013

S'mores Brownies


This is very hard for my husband to believe but I spent the majority of my summers from the age of 11ish to 16ish camping.  In a tent...in the outdoors.  Granted, we lived in Michigan at the time which is beautiful, has super soft grass, and isn't buggy the way the south is.  But it's still hard for him to believe.  Perhaps that's because he can barely convince me to even have a snack outside let alone eat full meals and sleep outside.  ;)

I really do have very fond memories of making s'mores over the campfire, walking through the woods, swimming in lakes (without the fear of alligators), and perhaps talking to the occasional boy - but only when my plethora of brothers weren't around.  We had so much fun burning roasting marshmallows, scaring each other, staying up until all hours, and we didn't even have a tv let alone a cell phone or a tablet.  Amazing.

Even though camping doesn't hold the appeal living in Georgia that it did in Michigan, I really want to create those great, sticking memories with our own family.

These brownies definitely conjured up those campfire memories with ooey gooey marshmallows, crunchy graham crackers, and sweet melted chocolate.  Throw a brownie between and you have something delicious and sweet.  If you have a sweet tooth, these are the brownies for you!

One tip:  When you are ready to cut them, use a very sharp knife and dip it in water between cuts.  The marshmallows are very gooey and can make for a difficult time cutting.


S'mores Brownies
Printable Version

10 graham crackers, broken in half (20 squares), divided
¾ cup unsalted butter
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2½ cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350°F and line a 9x13-inch pan with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray. Lay 15 graham crackers in the bottom of the prepared pan, with sides overlapping as necessary. Break remaining graham crackers into pieces and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, microwave butter and chocolate squares for 2 minutes, then stir until chocolate is completely melted (microwave additional 20 seconds as needed but no do not over heat).
3. Whisk in sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix well. Stir in flour just until no streaks remain. Pour over graham crackers in pan and smooth gently.
4. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs. Do not over bake.
5. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until marshmallows begin to puff. Remove from oven and press reserved graham pieces gently into marshmallows. Using a kitchen torch (or place under the broiler), toast the marshmallows until golden brown.
6. Cool completely on a wire rack. Lift brownies from pan before cutting to serve.

as seen on Beantown Baker, originally from Kraft

3 comments:

evabakes said...

Believe it or not, but I've never had a real s'more! S'more-flavored stuff, yes, but not the real thing. These sound fabulous! (and I'll take your word on the camping adventures - I'm not too outdoorsy) :)

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