S’mores Brownies #Improv Challenge

This month’s Improv Challenge theme was to create a dish using the ingredients Chocolate and Marshmallows. S’mores lovers will be delighted with these S’mores Brownies…a crumbly graham cracker crust topped with a fudgy brownie and toasted marshmallows.

We spent many family vacations camping out west…and when we weren’t camping we were picnicking  around a roaring campfire. We hit most of the National Parks: Banff, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain, the Grand Canyon…all in either our Plymouth station wagon without a radio or air conditioner or the Big Blue Dodge van. S’mores were always a given when we were dining outdoors. I liked mine charred and gooey all the way through. But these S’mores Brownies are so much better than their rustic inspiration. Totally irresistible!

My youngest was home from college when I made these, and they sure disappeared fast. He has not been impressed with dorm food thus far…I have a feeling this sort of treat does not make their menu.  I even sampled a couple…it’s the graham cracker crust that tempts me every time!

These monthly challenges are hosted by Kristen of Frugal Antics of the Harried Homemaker. If you’re interested in joining us, please stop by her blog to check out the details.

S’mores Brownies…Improv Challenge

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • For the brownie layer:
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • For the topping:
  • Approximately 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with non-stick foil (or foil sprayed with Pam). Set aside.
  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter in a bowl and mix till well combined. Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 7 minutes. Allow crust to cool while making brownie layer.
  3. Turn the oven temperature up to 400º.
  4. In the microwave, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir often, till smooth and melted.
  5. Stir in sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir in eggs one at a time, followed by flour. Stir until very smooth,till mixture pulls away from sides of bowl. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 18 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely, then sprinkle with enough marshmallows to cover the surface of the brownies in one even layer.
  7. Place pan under broiler, about 6 inches from element. Watch very carefully and broil for about 2 minutes till marshmallows are toasted. Times may vary with different ovens...so do not leave the broiler unattended.
  8. Cool and cut with a hot knife to serve.
  9. Makes 16.
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Comments

  1. I love really love s mores and I have a bag of s mores wait for something! look delicious Lizzy!
    bookmarked of course!

  2. Dirt time in many times Im first LOL

  3. Yum! I can see why these disappeared quickly! They sound fantastic!

  4. Liz, this nostalgic treat got your treatment. The brownie layer is a pleasant surprise. Perfectly executed my friend…those in your circle will definitely have happy hoildays!

  5. Delicious ! I haven’t eaten marshmallows for years :P Maybe , I’ll buy it tomorrow :D

  6. oh my gosh, do these look great, happy holidays!! anne

  7. That layer of marshmallows looks so perfectly cooked. I was hoping there would be s’mores desserts this month and you didn’t disappoint!

  8. rita cooks italian says:

    marshmallows and chocolate?? this sounds good (and looks good too!!). I lost your website (my yahoo reader do not recognize your new location, but now I find you again!!). Have a very good time with your family during the festive holiday!!

  9. Liz–I thought about making brownies for this…glad I didn’t, they would never have compared to your beautiful creation. Well Done!

  10. Liz, this looks amazing! Who can resist a smores in any shape or form? Nobody, that’s who, especially not me :)

  11. Lizzy, I do not know how you are a skinny chick because I know I’d be the size of a house if such delicious things as you cook were in temptations’ way every day. Love these unusual brownies. I know it’s going to be a wonderful festive holiday in your house!

  12. As usual another hit! Love it…. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Last chance I have to email before the weekend of open to close work days.. have a Happy New Year too! Cant wait to see what you will be adding to thi wonderful blog in 2013 glad we became friends! Claudia

  13. These are outrageously fantastic and I would be willing to pay ten bucks for a bag of mini marshmallows (mmmm about the cost in France) to make these. Brilliant!

  14. Never turn down a good s’more. Looks perfect!

  15. These brownies look wonderful!

  16. Oh how I loooove s’mores brownies! These look so perfect too. Mine are always a mess. Lovely job!

  17. Oh look at these gorgeous things!!!! I would like one right now please! ;-)

  18. Belinda @zomppa says:

    Get out! These are amazing! I think my eyeballs just jumped out of their sockets.

  19. Emily Lynne says:

    Incredible!! What a dessert!! Merry Christmas Lizzy :)

  20. Oh-I think I have to make this one!!!!
    ps. your last comment made me laugh out loud, you are too funny-I’m crossing my fingers for a game in your neck of the woods;-)

  21. I was just wondering what I was going to do with all those mini marshmallows in my cupboard. Now I know!

  22. Many S’More recipe variations seem to bombard the web…But yours is a keeper, Liz! Thank you for sharing this recipe=)

  23. I was guessing if these tiny snow balls were marshmallows & I’m right. I’ve never eaten something like that before. Wish I could try your bakes some day. Happy holidays, lovely Liz!

  24. I love s’mores, these brownies look like heaven!

  25. I’ve always wanted to make S’mores brownies!!! Yours look too good for words.

  26. These look amazing! I made some oreo-crust smores-like things last week. I want to try yours – the graham cracker crust is looking oh so good with those toasty ‘mallows!

  27. These are gorgeous! Look at those layers. Who needs a campfire to get a s’more.

  28. Can’t take my eyes off from the screen!! They are heavenly!

  29. Wow, these are gorgeous! I love the chocolate/graham cracker combo, too. Very nice! :)

  30. Kelly Anne says:

    Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids to help with :)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kelly

  31. Ahhhhh I love s’mores brownies!!!! Yours look super scrumptious!

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