S’mores Brownies

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Smell ya later winter – summer is around the corner. Days are getting a wee bit longer and that extra bit of daylight lingering in the early evening is such a treat. I find myself daydreaming about all the fun times that the upcoming warmer months will bring.  And although it’s not here yet, it’s still kinda nice to enjoy a piece of summer (especially when it’s still chilly outside) and what’s more summer-y that s’mores?  How about a gluten-free s’mores brownie?  Here’s my step-by-step guide which involves a box of brownie mix from Pamela’s. It makes a pretty big batch and is perfect for sharing.

Fun factoid: S’mores is a contraction of ‘some more’.  Read more about it’s history here.

graham cracker crust

Step 1: Make graham cracker crust.

brownie batter

Step 2: Add brownie batter.

brownie baked

Step 3: Bake and cool.

ganache on brownies

Step 4: Prepare ganache.

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brownie ganache

Step 5: Spread ganache.

marshmallow ready to bake

Step 6: Spread marshmallows.

toasted marshmallow brownie

Step 7: Toast marshmallows under broiler.

smores brownies tray

Step 8: Slice and serve.

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S’mores Brownie Recipe (makes 32 pieces)

Graham cracker crust:

  • 1 ½ cups gluten free graham cracker crumbs (I used Kinnikinnick brand)
  • ¼ cup melted butter (vegan or regular)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar or brown sugar

Brownie Mix:

  • 1 package Pamela’s Gluten Free Brownie Mix
  • ½ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg or egg replacer equivalent

Topping:

  • 6 ounces dark, semi-sweet or milk chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup milk (unsweetened soy or regular)
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows (about 1 x 400 gram bag)

Special Equipment: half sheet baking pan (mine is from Sur la Table)  or can also use disposable pan.

Directions:

  1. Prepare the crust. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together until combined. Pour onto parchment lined baking sheet and press down into an even layer. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, combine Pamela’s Brownie Mix, oil, water, and egg and stir until combined – do not over mix. Pour onto graham crust and spread into even layer. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean with a few crumbs. Brownie will look glossy but will dry out when cooling. Do not over bake.  Allow to cool.
  3. Prepare ganache. Place chocolate pieces in a medium heat proof bowl. Heat milk in a small pot on medium heat. Bring to boil and immediately pour over chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixed through.  Spread onto cooled brownies.  Add marshmallows and spread evenly.
  4. Heat broiler in oven to high. Place brownies under broiler for a few minutes or until the tops of the marshmallows start to brown – do not leave brownies unattended as they will burn very quickly. Allow to cool and slice to serve. Store in fridge covered for up to 1 week.

smores brownies on plate

 

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One Response to S’mores Brownies

  1. Melissa C April 23, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    These look delicious, but it should be noted that most widely-distributed marshmallows are not vegetarian. They contain gelatin, which is made from animal bones.

    However, there are a number of vegetarian marshmallows available at stores like Whole Foods!

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