//
you're reading...
Recipes

I Want S’More

I signed up to make dessert for a pre-National Half carbo-loading party, and this recipe came across my Twitter feed. Enough said.
S’mores Brownie Bars (via Serious Eats)
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (made from 10 rectangular crackers)
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder [I omitted b/c I didn’t have any]
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups mini-marshmallows

Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Cut two 16-inch pieces of foil and line an 8-inch square baking pan, allowing excess to hang over sides. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Break graham crackers into small pieces and pulse in food processor until they become fine crumbs. Melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add melted butter, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to crumbs and pulse to combine. Press into bottom of prepared pan.

Melt chocolate and remaining 8 tablespoons butter in medium bowl in microwave, 1 to 2 minutes, stopping every 20 seconds to stir with rubber spatula. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and cool, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. With a wooden spoon, mix in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, espresso powder, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add the flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes [mine had to bake for more like 45, I think because I didn’t let the chocolate mixture cool before adding the eggs etc.], until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with moist crumbs attached. Do not over-bake. Transfer to cooling rack and top with marshmallows. Adjust oven rack to upper third position and heat broiler. Broil until marshmallows are golden brown, 1 to 3 minutes. Cool in pan 1 hour. Using foil sling, transfer directly to wire rack and let cool completely, at least 1 hour. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.

A few notes: the marshmallow topping doesn’t stick well to the brownie, so when cutting be careful not to pull it off. Use a sharp knife and clean between cuts.

Advertisements

Discussion

2 thoughts on “I Want S’More

  1. I made a similar recipe before MCM last fall and it TOTALLY worked as a PR carbo loading treat. Delicious. And nice job yesterday!!!

    Posted by Beth | March 27, 2011, 6:03 AM
  2. you’re killing me, this morning, with all this amazing food on your blog!

    Posted by katie | March 28, 2011, 9:34 AM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Recent Tweets

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Enter your email address to get regular updates from Speed Laces, Amazing Races.

Join 40 other followers

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 40 other followers

%d bloggers like this: