One of my classmates, Alecia, made a request a couple of weeks ago for a s’mores brownie after seeing a photo of it on Pinterest. Always up for a challenge, I fell in love with the idea of it and sort-of experimented in the kitchen to create the following s’mores brownie recipe. It was an accident, really, but I think the double-layer brownie (one fudge, one cocoa based) takes this recipe to an entire different level. It was a huge hit at the Brownie Party I went to, but this recipe comes with a couple of warnings: it’s messing, and it’s a process. Start to finish, this recipe takes about 2 hours to complete. But it’s worth it. I mean, it really is. Named after my favorite child-at-heart friend, I give you Brad’s S’mores Brownies.
Brad’s S’mores Brownies
Graham Cracker Crust
- 7 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (10 or 11 whole graham crackers)
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- pinch of salt
Fudge Brownie Layer
- Your favorite dark chocolate or fudge brownie box mix
Cocoa Brownie Layer
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 6 tablespoons of cocoa
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla
- two melted sticks of butter/margarine
- 4 eggs
- One bag of mini marshmallows
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips/chunks
In a medium bowl, mix butter with crumbs, sugar and salt. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of an aluminum foil-lined pan. Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Prepare your fudge/dark chocolate brownie layer as dictated on the box, pour onto warm graham cracker crust. For the cocoa brownie layer, sift dry ingredients in the bowl by stirring thoroughly with a fork. Add two melted sticks of butter/margarine, 2 tablespoons of vanilla and 4 eggs, mix well and pour on top of fudge brownie layer. Bake for 45-50 minutes; you want the center to be a bit gooey, so don’t over bake. Right out of the oven, sprinkle chocolate chips/chunks on top of warm brownie, drizzle about mini marshmallows over the entire brownie and then sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on the very top. Set your oven to broil, let it warm up for a couple of minutes and then place your brownie in the oven. Keep an eye on it – it may take only a minute to brown the marshmallows! Take it out of the pan when cool (after about 15 minutes) with both hands (up and over) onto a cutting board. Cut with a sharp, wet knife and clean after every cut for cleaner slices. Enjoy!
PS It’s going to be messy. Keep paper towels handy.