Topped with gooey marshmallows, toasted graham crackers and melted chocolate, these S’mores Brownies are sure to disappear quickly in your house!
The one regret that I have about our new house is that it doesn’t have a wood-burning fireplace. We moved to a new house (just around the corner) back in February, and we love the new place. But it has a gas fireplace. Sure, a gas fireplace has its advantages. I can flip a switch, and the fire is lit. But a gas fireplace just isn’t the same as a wood-burning fireplace.
For starters, there’s the smell of a wood-burning fireplace. At the old house, we were lucky enough to have a few hickory logs mixed in with the firewood…and holy cow did the house smell amazing when we’d put a hickory log on the fire! We’d joke that it smelled like a grill inside, and then Laura and I would both start craving smoked brisket. Another thing I miss about the wood-burning fireplace? S’mores.
During the summer months, we’ll occasionally light the firepit in the backyard. If I have enough forethought to get the ingredients, then we’ll make a batch of smores. Delicious! During the winter months, we’d do the same thing…just at the fireplace inside. Yup, we’d sit in the middle of the living room with our marshmallows on sticks. Perhaps it wasn’t the wisest of things to do, but we were always careful. When it comes to s’mores, ya gotta do what ya gotta do!
Now that we have a gas burning fireplace, indoor s’mores are no longer an option. Bummer. That’s ok, though. These S’mores Brownies totally fill the void! These S’mores Brownies are a piece of cake (err…brownie?) to make, too. Just make a batch of your favorite brownies. (Yup, boxed brownie mixes are totally ok.) Then when they’re done, just sprinkle marshmallows and graham crackers on top. Broil ’em for 2-3 minutes and then add the chocolate bars. You’re done. That’s it. Well, except for waiting for them to cool off. In the words of the late Tom Petty: the waiting is the hardest part.
Before we wrap up this post, I’ll note that you have 2 options here: you can let these S’mores Brownies cool at room temperature for about 30-45 minutes. They’ll still be warm and gooey and delicious, but you’ll likely want to serve ’em with a fork. Option 2 is to let them cool for a bit and then toss the entire pan in the fridge. The brownies get a bit firmer, and they’re easier to slice and eat with your hands. Both ways are totally acceptable. In fact, if you can’t decide which way to go, just make 1 pan of each! Enjoy!
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Still hungry? Check out some of these other favorite s’mores recipes, too!
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For the Brownies
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate chopped
- 1¾ cups semisweet chocolate chips divided
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ Tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
For the S’mores Topping
- 2 cups mini-marshmallows
- 5 whole graham crackers crumbled/broken
- 3 1.55-oz. chocolate bars broken into 1” pieces
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease and flour a 9”x13” baking pan. Line bottom with parchment paper (see note); set pan aside.
- Using a medium saucepan, add the butter, chocolate and 1 cup of chocolate chips. Place over medium-low heat, stirring often, until butter and chocolate have fully melted; set pan aside to cool.
- Using a large bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Stir the egg mixture into the warm chocolate mixture.
- Using a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture.
- Stir the remaining ¾ cup of chocolate chips into the batter.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out mostly clean.
- Remove brownies from oven and switch oven to broil (low).
- Sprinkle mini-marshmallows evenly on top of brownies and then spread graham cracker pieces on top.
- Broil on low for 1-2 minutes, or until marshmallows are golden brown. (Note: Pay close attention at this stage as the marshmallows and graham crackers will burn quickly!)
- Remove brownies from oven and sprinkle chocolate pieces on top.
- Let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
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Smores are one of my favorite treats when we go camping. I love that these can be enjoyed while staying at home! All that gooey chocolate and marshmallow! Mmmmmm….makes me hungry right now!
Yes! I’m all about s’mores outside…but desperate times call for desperate measures. That’s when we pulled out the campfire sticks and made smores at home! 🙂 So much gooey chocolate and marshmallows = delicious! Thanks so much, Kathy!
It’s been years since I made s’mores! I think the last time was when I was in high school, which is clearly way too long. If you can believe it, I have a working fireplace in my house but I’d much rather make s’mores brownies than roast marshmallows in my fireplace (and probably melt). These look AWESOME, David! I’m going to have to make a batch soon to make up for all the time I should’ve been eating s’mores but wasn’t 🙂
High school? Isn’t that like last year? 🙂 Seriously, though, you need to put ‘make smores’ on your to-do list! And especially since you have a working fireplace! (Although, to be fair, I’m a little confused why you have a fireplace out there in Arizona. You need an icebox there instead!) These smores brownies though? SO good! Thanks, Kelsie!
David, these s’mores brownies are irresistible! My dad has a opening on the back of his fireplace that makes an outdoor fireplace. One chimney, and a fireplace inside and one outside. It’s so much fun gathering around at night making s’mores and roasting hot dogs on sticks. I have to say though, these brownie s’mores look so much better! They sure so bring back good memories!
Woah…that’s awesome! So it’s like an indoor/outdoor fireplace? I like that idea a lot! There’s something magical about making ‘smores in the fireplace. Although I have to say that these s’mores brownies are super delicious…and they can be made in the oven! 🙂 Thanks so much, Kelly!
Oh yum… this is so scrumptious! What a delicious combination – you always come up with such fabulous ideas!
Why thank you very much, Alexandra! The chocolate + marshmallow + graham cracker combo is a classic…and I just put it all on top of a brownie! 🙂
These brownies look so good! I wish I could get to taste them here.
They just need to invent ‘scratch-and-taste’ monitors for our computers, right? Haha. Thanks, Harshad!
I love a wood-burning fireplace, too. That’s the type we have. But lately I’ve been wishing for the gas type, so much easier, and cleaner. But I get it, wood fire is S’more-able. Who doesn’t love a Smore? So so delish! I’m all over this recipe, David! You can be sure it’ll make an appearance in my house, soon!
You’re right about the gas fireplace, Laura. I have to admit that it’s really nice just flipping a switch to turn it on. I still miss the ambiance (and smell!) of the wood fireplace, though! These s’mores brownies are super tasty…and it doesn’t matter what kind of oven you have! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!
Hi David! I haven’t had a s’more since Girl Scout camp a million years ago! These look so much better sitting on that super moist brownie! I do occasionaly cheat and use Ghirardelli brownie mix which is really good and way better than any other mix in my opinion. We have a small fireplace that we put a cast iron woodburning stove into and we have burned hickory and it does smell wonderful. It will actually heat our whole house and is such a nice, even heat.
That Ghirardelli box mix is totally legit, Dorothy! I like that one a lot. To be fair, though, I can almost make my go-to brownie recipe in my sleep now though…and it’s not too hard!
Isn’t it so awesome when you put hickory wood into the woodburning stove? I just love that smell! I do miss that with the gas fireplace, although I must admit that the convenience is nice. I guess I’ll just have to get my hickory fix from the smoker outside instead! Haha! Thanks so much, my friend!
I’m certainly sure these delicious brownies disappeared quickly in your house because you put them in a box and sent somewhere in Canada, right? Right, David?!
It’s sad that you don’t have a wood-burning fireplace, but it looks like you’re getting used to it (At least in terms of marshmallows!) You indeed created something truly delicious. And while I normally like my brownies cold, I think this recipe would be perfect warm, almost like a a reverse lava cake.
How did you know that I sent these brownies to Canada, Ben?? Did you get the box? I didn’t get a note back from you, so I assume you must have forgotten. Oh wait. I might have sent them to your old address. Uh oh! Well at least the new folks ate well, right? 🙂
And I like your point about this being a reverse lava cake. Fun idea! And now I’m craving lava cake…thanks a lot. Haha!
these certainly look delicious david. we don’t have graham crackers here so what else can be used? cheers sherry
Oh, interesting! I didn’t realize graham crackers aren’t available down there in Australia. I’ve seen some recipes for making your own graham crackers, but I don’t know much about that myself. I actually got curious here and looked up graham crackers in Australia. I’ve seen several mentions of using digestive cookies/biscuits with a bit of cinnamon to mimic the graham cracker flavor. I’ve also seen several people say they use Marie biscuits. Arnott’s butternut snap biscuits get a couple of mentions, too. And finally, one person recommended trying Filipino grocery stores as they stock actual graham crackers. I’m not sure it’s worth a special trip to a Filipino grocery store, but if you happen to have one in your area then it couldn’t hurt to stop by.
I hope you get a chance to try these smores brownies, Sherry! (Or at least a version with different cookies/crackers.) They’re really delicious!
Hi Sherry, we use McVities digestive biscuits over this way. They’re a pretty tasty substitute for graham crackers and I think you have them down your way.
Awesome! Thanks so much for the confirmed note here, Ron. I was taking a stab in the dark, but it’s nice to have an expert’s opinion! 🙂
Your yummo looking S’mores Brownies would certainly make you popular around the old firepit. Besides tasting fantastic, it would reduce fire risk as there would be no flaming marshmallows. I speak from experience because as a kid I launched a flaming marshmallow into the air that ended up on my bald uncles head. I wasn’t allowed to roast marshmallows for a whole year after that.
I know what you mean about the smell of a fireplace. We also live without one, but I guess it makes the fire pit even better. I’m thinking you should build an outdoor fireplace, they’re all the rage over here.
Oh no! I’m totally picturing the flaming marshmallow flying through the air…and then landed on poor Uncle’s head. And then I’m imagining the fear that must’ve washed over you when that happened. Eek! Although, to be fair, I do remember launching marshmallows myself as a kid. I had forgotten about that until you mentioned it…fortunately none of mine ever landed on anyone’s head (that I’m aware of, at least). 🙂
A fire pit is a good substitute, and we’ve got one outside. If it ever stops raining, we’ll have to fire that up! It’s been so wet here. Also, an outdoor fireplace? Don’t put any idea in my head, Ron!
There definitely is something special about a wood burning fireplace. We had one in my childhood home and the heat was amazing! Speaking of which s’mores plus brownies?! Say whaaaa? These look amazing, David, and have me totally excited about all the summertime food!! It would be so difficult to stop at one.
I’m with ya on the fireplace, Dawn. I do miss our wood-burning fireplace. The smell was so awesome! However, I do have to admit that the gas fireplace is super convenient. And I’ve still got the stove to make ‘smores, so that works! 🙂 Also, these s’mores? SO tasty! In fact, I kinda want one right now. Haha!
I grew up with a wood burning fireplace and it really does put out a comforting heat. Nice to not have the mess to deal with when you have a gas fireplace, but there is something about a wood fire.
S’mores are one of my favorite summer treats, especially when we’re camping. But I’d love a brownie version of them anytime. These look mouthwatering, David!
You are totally right about the mess of a wood-burning fireplace, Marissa. Between having to haul wood in and then clean out the ashes, it got old. But the ambiance was nice for sure! The gas fireplace is definitely more convenient (and clean) though. And I’ve still got the oven to make s’mores…so it’s all good! 🙂
First,The idea of using graham crackers and marshmallows just brilliant.I can totally imagine the texture of the topping with brownies already 🙂
secondly, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your new house experience 🙂
Thanks so much, Priya! There’s always something new when you’re dealing with a new house. At first I was sad about the gas fireplace, but I’ve gotten to where I’m ok with it now. I can make s’mores in the oven, so that makes it ok! 🙂
S’mores out in the yard in the fire pit — I LOVE that! This dessert is truly over-the-top — any time of year!
I hear ya on the fire pit, Valentina! We’ve had a burn ban here in our town for the past couple months, but it’s over now. That means it’s time to get out the fire pit! And of course smores are a must! 🙂
Ha – I love that the weather didn’t keep y’all from enjoying snore’s – and TBH, using your indoors fireplace for hem is petty brilliant IMO – I remember standing in the rain with an umbrella when we had friends over for snore’s once – I wish I had thought of using our old wood burning fireplace like y’all did! We don’t have a fire pit these days and so these smores brownies would come in handy – especially if we had two versions 😉
Hey, desperate times call for desperate measures…and we wanted s’mores! I’m thinking you should totally make these indoor s’mores (snores?) this weekend. 🙂 Speaking of the weekend, I hope you gals have a great one down there in GA!
Oh these look so good David. We don’t even has a gas fire in our house. It’s a modern build so all radiators. However, my brother has 2 wood burning fires in his house. I’m firing your recipe across to him as I’d love to give these a go next time we visit him. Cheers!
Well the good thing about these s’mores brownies, Neil, is you can bake ’em in the oven! No need for a fireplace. 🙂 Of course, eating these by a wood-burning fireplace would make for a great ambiance. Hope you had a great weekend, my friend!
These will same the day when you are planning on making s’mores but it turns out to be a rainy day. 😀 Maybe not as fun for the kids but they will love the taste. 😀
Very true! You don’t get to hold the marshmallows over a campfire until they almost catch on fire…but these brownies are still delicious! They totally channel all of the favorite summer flavors. 🙂 Thanks so much, Karen!