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.
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.
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
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.