Craving a little summer-time treat to get you through the chilly winter?? Make these. They are off the chain. Perfect combo of sweet & salty, and who wouldn't love dessert bars with "S'more" in the title?
Graham Cracker Crust (bottom layer)
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (15 cracker sheets)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups (packed) miniature marshmallows
Preheat the oven to 350°. Coat a 9x13” pan with LOTS of cooking spray. Make the graham cracker crust by combining the graham crumbs, sugar, and butter in a large bowl. Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan- creating an even crust.
Place the chocolate and the butter in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium until they are melted completely. Remove from heat. Stir in the sugar. Mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined, about 1 minute. Blend in the flour, mixing until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the pan and give it one final stir. Pour the brownie batter over the crust in the pan and spread evenly to the sides.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few crumbs. Let the brownies cool completely on a wire rack, about 1 hour.
Here's the TRICKY part - you may (or may not) notice that in my picture, the marshmallows are a little funny looking. Well, that's because you should know that the marshmallows you see there, are the second batch. The first batch of marshmallows were broiled until they were on fire, so those had to get quickly scraped off and tried again. Lesson to be learned: Sit right by your broiler, with the oven door open a crack, and watch those marshmallows until they are perfectly golden - 1-2 minutes MAX. So...
Turn on your oven’s broiler. Spread the marshmallows over the cooled brownies. Broil (while watching every second) until the marshmallows begin to brown. Let the pan cool. Cut into squares using a plastic knife (sprayed with cooking spray, to avoid sticky marshmallow mess.