Since Wednesday was National S’mores Day, I thought we’d share a recipe that I came across for S’mores Brownies. How can you go wrong? Brownies and s’mores together … it’s perfect harmony.
To Make Crust:
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Pinch fine salt
To Make Brownie:
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 4 large cold eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
To Make Topping:
- 4 cups large marshmallows
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Take a 8″ x 8″ square pan and line is with foil. Make sure the foil hangs over the edges by an inch.
To make the crust … lightly butter the foil with some of the melted butter. In a medium bowl stir the rest of the butter together with the crumbs, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Press crumb mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Next, make the brownie. Put the butter and chocolate in a medium microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave on for 2 minutes. Stir, and microwave again until completely melted, about 2 minutes more. Put the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Fill a saucepan with about 1 inch of water and bring it to a very slow simmer. Set the bowl on the pan without touching the water. Stir until melted. Stir the light brown sugar and white sugar, vanilla and salt into the melted chocolate. Add eggs and beat vigorously to make a thick and glossy batter. Add the flour and stir until just mixed.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until the top is crispy and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean, may have a few crumbs. Approximately 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove from the oven and carefully position a rack about 6 inches from the broiler and preheat on low. Layer marshmallows across the top and toast under the broiler until golden,. Watch it closely because it can brown up quickly, about 2 minutes. Cool on a rack, gently removing the brownies from the pan using the aluminum flaps. Carefully separate any marshmallow from the foil and fold away. Cut into 12 squares.
Recipe courtesy of FoodNetwork.com.