So I had some marshmallows leftover from my End of the Rainbow Cereal Treats and planned on making s’mores with them. But I also wanted brownies. So I combined the two and made them with all the kinds of chocolate because this is dessert. Go big or go home.
This month’s Growing Edge blogging event theme is Random yet Creative. This month is hosted by Jess from Little Girl Story. One suggestion was to combine two recipes into one. This event is always really fun for me. I love a food-related challenge! I definitely recommend checking it out.
The process is kind of a pain in the butt but it’s still easier than trying to build a campfire in my apartment. You basically treat it like a lasagna. Don’t worry about getting the layers too perfect because it will all melt together anyway.
As you may know s’more is a contraction of the phrase ‘some more’ because America. They existed as early as the 1920’s but were called graham cracker sandwiches. What a dumb name. The campfire treat was originally popular among Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. And now everyone loves them the end!
Look at this melty goodness. Everyone needs this brownie s’more hybrid in their life. I know you’re thinking you’ve seen s’mores brownies recipes loads of times but my recipe is obviously superior. There is an actual whole s’more in the middle of an actual whole from scratch brownie. You can’t beat it.
Other s’mores-inspired recipes:
S’mores in the Middle Brownies
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (4 oz)
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 bag (12 oz) Hershey’s assorted chocolate miniatures (You can use any kind of chocolate bars but I like the inclusion of Krackel, Goodbar and both milk and dark chocolate bars.)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
Melt butter and chocolate together. Let cool slightly. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.
Combine wet and dry ingredients.
Spread half of batter in greased 8” square glass pan.
Place 4 ½ graham crackers in a single layer on top of batter.
Follow with single layer of chocolate squares.
Follow with single layer of marshmallow halves or minis.
Follow with remaining graham crackers.
Carefully spread remaining batter over crackers. (Do your best to cover up as much of the s’mores layer as possible. Use a silicone spatula to ‘tuck’ the batter between the edges of the s’mores layer and the baking pan.)
Bake 20-25 minutes.
Cool in pan on wire rack for at least 2 hours.
Run knife around edge of pan and cut into 16 squares.