S’mores brownies conjure up all the memories of fun around a campfire. Just like the campfire treat, these s’mores brownies have all the flavors without the mess or the need for open flames. And, they take less than an hour to make!
S’mores are one of my favorite campfire treats. I love the chocolate and marshmallow oozing out between two pieces of graham crackers but I don’t love the sticky fingers. I’m on a brownie kick here so thought I’d make some s’mores brownies.
If you are in a hurry and don’t want to make the brownies from scratch (One Bowl Brownies is a good recipe to use), just grab a box of your favorite boxed brownie mix and make as directed on the instructions.
The trick to making this work is the melting of the marshmallows. I discovered on my first attempt to make this dessert that you can’t incorporate the marshmallows INTO the batter before you bake it, because they will melt into the brownie mix and vanish. While this makes for a yummy batter, it kind of defeats the purpose of S’mores. (Remember, melty, gooey marshmallows are key!)
Timing is key once you remove the brownies from the oven. The heat from the fresh baked brownies melts the marshmallows. As soon as you remove the pan from the oven, add the mini marshmallows until the top of the brownies are completely covered. Then sprinkle on the chocolate chips and place back in the oven for about two to three minutes, until partially melted. Remove the brownies and sprinkle the crushed graham crackers across the top and they’re ready to serve.
I would recommend serving either hot or warm so as to get the full S’mores effect, but these will keep for an additional day or two if you have left overs. Just pop one in the microwave for about 10 seconds to heat up and get the melty texture back in action!