Friday, June 18, 2010

S'Mores Brownies: get your napkins ready!

This post goes out to my best friend, Ka, and his absurd sweet tooth! I don't think I know a lot of people that would be able to stomach all the sugary baked goods I force-feed him ;-) And, the great thing about Ka is that he's really honest in his feedback about my concoctions. So, when I landed on this insane recipe, (after LONG searches to replicate my friend Danielle's fantastic version) I knew no one but him would be able to full appreciate the sugar overload.
These are S'More Brownies. Otherwise known as Crack Brownies. Part marshmallow, part brownie and part buttery graham cracker crust. Yes, these are legal in the United States, despite being lethal to a healthy diet. :)
S'More Brownies
(from Laura at

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 ups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch fine salt

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chopped chocolate
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 4 large cold eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups large marshmallows
  1. Position a rackk in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch square baking pan with foil (or parchment paper) so it hangs over the edges by about 1 inch.
  2. For the crust: Lightly butter the foil with some of the melted butter. Stir the rest of the butter together with the crumbs, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Press the crumb mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the brownie. Put the butter and chocolate in a medium microwaveable bowl. Melt in the microwave on 75% power for 2 minutes. Stir, and microwave again until completely melted, about 2 minutes more (You could also use the double-boiler method if you prefer). Stir the sugars, vanilla and salt into the melted chocolate. Add the eggs and beat vigorously to make a thick and glossy batter. Add the flour and stir until just incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the top is crispy and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean, with a few crumbs, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  5. 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, about 2 minutes (Keep an eye on it, they go REALLY quick!). 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 (2-inch) squares. Take your time, these are pretty messy!
So go ahead, (if you feel up to the challenge of controlling yourself from eating them all!) and give these a try. Make them for someone special in your life, and I guarantee they will feel the love. :-)

Happy Baking!

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