Monday, July 5, 2010

Gooey S'mores Brownies

Yes, I've been reading Joy the Baker's blog again. Back at it with the brownie thing. This time, I wanted to use up the rest of the s'mores supplies that my family brought down from the US. I haven't seen marshmallows or graham crackers anywhere in Argentina so you may have to do some importing for this recipe. After reading through the comments for S'mores Brownies, I decided to go with a more fudgy batter, but I thought the mallow placement and incorporation of graham crackers was genius. So I combined these elements with this batter. I really wanted them to be reminiscent of s'mores, so I used pieces of Hershey's chocolate for an authentic flavor. I also wanted a more gooey marshmallow so I didn't add them until 15 minutes into cooking time.

I'm so in love with these brownies. They're very similar to the taste of a s'more combined with everything you love about brownies. These are my favorite.

Gooey S'mores Brownies
  • 1 1/3 c. flour (plus another 2 T. if using Argentine flour)
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 150 g. butter
  • 3/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 T. strong coffee
  • 1 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. graham cracker, broken into pieces
  • 1 Hershey's chocolate bar, broken into small pieces
  • 12 marshmallows
Butter and flour a baking dish - the baking time for this recipe is based on using an 8x12 glass pan - if you use 9x13, you will want to decrease baking time by possibly 10 minutes. (Note that Joy's recipe is for 18-25 minutes.) Preheat oven to 350.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt - set aside. Combine butter and cocoa powder in a double boiler, add coffee and stir to melt ingredients - set aside to cool slightly. Whisk together eggs and sugar, add vanilla. Slowly add chocolate mixture to sugar mixture. Add flour mixture and stir to combine. Fold in the graham crackers.

Pour batter into prepared pan and top with chocolate pieces. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and quickly place the marshmallows on top of the batter (don't worry if it seems not to stick - don't push them in too hard). Put brownies back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes. (Adjust time if using a larger or metal pan).

Allow to cool for 20 minutes, cut into 12 squares, then I recommend eating immediately while still warm.


PaganAngel said...

I'm not a marshmallow fan, but I love the idea of S'mores Brownies! There must be a brownie thing going around, because I just made some too--with black beans. I'll be posting it shortly.

Katie said...

Thank God I'm going to the U.S. in August, because otherwise I'd be researching how to make marshmallows and graham crackers from scratch so I could have these brownies. These look insanely delicious! I must now add those two items to my ever-growing list of goodies to bring back with me...

Maria Carra said...

Love marshmallows! great post!

Cass said...

I love brownies and making them and licking the bowl afterwards. Thank you for introducing me to marshmallow twists to this classic!!

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Marshmallows are my favourite!
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