s’mores brownies

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Have I mentioned that I’m a perfectionist?

This was pan #1 of the s’mores brownies I made last week, and quite honestly, there didn’t need to be a pan #2.  But I improvised, and the graham cracker crust wound up, well…not exactly crustlike.  And no one at House/HIMYM night would have cared (would you have a problem with a pile of chocolatey, marshmallowy, graham crackery semi-mess on your plate?), but I just…couldn’t do it.  And so I made another pan.

graham cracker...well...not-crust.

When you’re friends with me, you get a lot of baked goods.  When you’ve made public your intense love of marshmallows, you get a pan of s’mores brownies with a structurally-challenged crust.  What I’m saying is that you should be friends with me.  Have some brownies.

keep it toasty

S’mores Brownies

For the graham cracker crust:

1 package graham crackers, crushed or processed into crumbs

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

3/4 cup flour

Pinch salt

For the brownie layer:

One recipe of these, minus the salt and caramel

1/2 bag mini-marshmallows

Preheat oven to 35o˚ F.  Lightly grease a 9×9-inch pan.

In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, flour, and salt.  Pour in butter; combine until mixture is crumbly but holds together if pressed or pinched.  Pour into prepared pan; pack evenly with a spatula.  Bake 12 minutes.

While crust bakes, make brownies per instructions here.  Mix in 1 cup mini-marshmallows; pour onto baked crust.  Bake 35-40 minutes.

Remove from oven.  Sprinkle remaining marshmallows over the top [*Alli’s note: Feel free to be more generous with the marshmallows!  It’s all you here, baby.].  If you have a kitchen torch, this is a great place to use it, as I burned the marshmallows (I can’t believe I’m admitting that) even under the lowest broiler setting.  If you do have a torch, toast the marshmallows until lightly browned; if not, pop the pan under the broiler and watch like a hawk.  It should take less than a minute.

A final note:  These are difficult to cut.  My recommendation is to chill the brownies pre-marshmallow, toss them in the oven for a quick broil, then cut with a sharp, oiled knife.  Also, ignore the sinister overtones of that last sentence.

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