I should welcome myself back to my blog. Sorry about the absence but I have been preoccupied (or should I say lazy) these past couple months. But I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and I have lots of yummy recipes in the works.
I made these brownies at our annual Superbowl party. I made the usual wings and 5-layer dip but switched up the dessert. And I’m glad I did because these were ridiculous! (And that’s a good thing.) The crunchy graham cracker crust, the fudgey brownie layer, and the sticky sweet marshmallows were so good that I wanted to hide these from my party guests and hoard them for myself. These brownies were pretty much perfect, I wouldn’t change anything from the original recipe. The recipe is also really easy, just make sure to watch the marshmallows when they are under the broiler, they can burn pretty quickly. So I demand that you make these…. and then send them to me. Thanks in advance
Adapted from Serious Eats
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (made from 10-12 rectangular crackers)
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, separated
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 cups mini-marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut two pieces of foil large enough to hang over the sides of a 8- or 9-inch square baking pan (this will look like handles off the sides of the baking pan). Butter the foil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Break the graham crackers into fine crumbs, either by pulsing in a food processor or smashing in a zip-top bag with a mallet. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and salt. Press into the bottom of the baking pan.
In a medium bowl, melt chocolate and the remaining stick of butter in the microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir. When smooth, transfer the mixture to a large bowl to cool for 10 minutes. Mix in the remaining sugar, eggs, vanilla, and another pinch of salt. Add the flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.
Pour in the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the brownies comes out with moist crumbs attached. Be careful not to over-bake. Remove from the oven and top with marshmallows.
Adjust the oven rack to the upper third position and heat boiler. Broil the marshmallows until they are golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Be sure to watch the marshmallows because they burn easily. Allow the brownies to cool in the pan for 1 hour. Remove the brownies from the pan using the foil sling and transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Cut into squares, making sure to wipe the knife in between cuts because the marshmallows are very sticky. Enjoy!