Smores Brownie Pie

No campfire handy? No desire to ever sit around a campfire? I totally understand.

Make indoor smores instead.

Smores Brownie Pie - No campfire? No problem! Fudgy brownies topped with toasted marshmallows & graham cracker crumbs. Best smores ever!

Unless you’re really into camping or are lucky enough to have a backyard firepit, smores over a campfire isn’t the norm for most of us. Luckily, most of us have ovens with broilers.

Plus I have no patience to roast my marshmallows evenly and dip them directly into the fire. They turn black, I blow them out, and call it good. But that’s another reason I prefer the broiler and only takes 1 minute. 

Smores Brownie Pie - No campfire? No problem! Fudgy brownies topped with toasted marshmallows & graham cracker crumbs. Best smores ever!

Each bite of the pie is so satisfying. Dense, fudgy, rich brownies topped with melted chocolate chips, fluffy gooey marshmallows, and sprinkled with crunchy bits of graham crackers.

It’s a fast and easy dessert to make, and ready from start to finish in about 30 minutes. Pop it in before dinner and as you’re finishing up, dessert will be ready.

Smores Brownie Pie - No campfire? No problem! Fudgy brownies topped with toasted marshmallows & graham cracker crumbs. Best smores ever!Smores Brownie Pie - No campfire? No proble!. Fudgy brownies topped with toasted marshmallows & graham cracker crumbs. Best smores ever!

Begin by making the brownie base. It’s an easy whisk-together batter and the brownies turn out very fudgy with slight chewiness around the edges.

I didn’t use any of my standby brownie bases and made this one up on the fly. I wanted a fairly shallow, thin layer of brownies that was fudgy and not cakey, and got exactly what I was hoping for.

Smores Brownie Pie - No campfire? No problem! Fudgy brownies topped with toasted marshmallows & graham cracker crumbs. Best smores ever!

After baking the brownies, sprinkle with chocolate chips, top with marshmallows and broil for about 1 minute. Keep an incredibly close eye on them so they don’t burn because broilers are extremely unforgiving.

I’ve learned my lesson the hard way by charring too many marshmallows and don’t broil on the top racks. I broil on the much safer middle rack, with the oven door open, and stare into the oven the entire time and jostle the pie dish around to aim the broiler on specific patches I want more or less toasted.

After the marshmallows are toasted and puffed, sprinkle with crushed graham crackers and dig in.

Smores Brownie Pie - No campfire? No problem! Fudgy brownies topped with toasted marshmallows & graham cracker crumbs. Best smores ever!

There’s so many flavors and textures going on in every bite, and that’s why I think people love smores. Those big contrasts of flavors and textures. Crunchy crackers, warm soft marshmallows, and melted chocolate.

My daughter decapitated half the pan, pulling just the toasted marshmallows off the brownies and eating them. I donated the other half to friends and got rave reviews and it was deemed ‘best smores dessert ever’.

Smores Brownie Pie - No campfire? No problem! Fudgy brownies topped with toasted marshmallows & graham cracker crumbs. Best smores ever!

Perfect indoor comfort food.

And you don’t even have to leave your cozy kitchen to enjoy.

Smores Brownie Pie - No campfire? No problem! Fudgy brownies topped with toasted marshmallows & graham cracker crumbs. Best smores ever!

Smores Brownie Pie - No campfire? No problem! Fudgy brownies topped with toasted marshmallows & graham cracker crumbs. Best smores ever!

Smores Brownie Pie

Who needs a campfire when you can have indoor smores instead. Each bite of the pie is so satisfying and starts with a base of dense, fudgy, rich brownies, topped with melted chocolate chips, fluffy gooey marshmallows, and sprinkled with crunchy bits of graham crackers. It’s a fast and easy dessert to make, and ready from start to finish in about 30 minutes. Pop it in before dinner and as you’re finishing up, dessert will be ready. Keep an incredibly close eye on them so they don’t burn because broilers are extremely unforgiving. I broil on the middle rack, with the oven door open, and stare into the oven the entire time and jostle the pie dish around to aim the broiler on specific patches I want more or less toasted.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
2 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used Trader Joe’s 72% Pound Plus Bar)
1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant espresso granules, optional but recommended
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
about 8 ounces large marshmallows, enough to cover pan completely
about 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs (half of 1 graham cracker, crushed in your fist)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl combine the butter, chopped chocolate, cocoa powder, and heat to melt, about 45 seconds on high power. Stop to check and stir. Heat in 10-second bursts as necessary until mixture can be stirred smooth; set aside.
  3. In a  large mixing bowl, lightly whisk together the eggs and sugar.
  4. Whisk in the vanilla.
  5. Add the chocolate mixture to the egg-sugar mixture and whisk to combine.
  6. Optionally whisk in the espresso granules. It doesn’t make the brownies taste like coffee and intensifies the chocolate flavor; omit if you’re concerned.
  7. Stir in the flour until just combined; don’t overmix.
  8. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  9. Bake for about 26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter.
  10. Turn broiler to high power. Keep the oven rack in the middle of the oven, not up high where you’d normally broil things because it’s safer in the middle; the marshmallows are less likely to char.
  11. Evenly sprinkle the chocolate chips over brownie.
  12. Evenly sprinkle the marshmallows.
  13. Broil for about 1 minute, or until marshmallows are golden and puffed. Keep an incredibly close eye on them so they don’t burn because broilers are extremely unforgiving. I broil on the middle rack, with the oven door open, and stare into the oven the entire time and jostle the pie dish around to aim the broiler on specific patches I want more or less toasted.
  14. Remove from oven and evenly sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs before serving. Serve as soon as it’s comfortably cooled, or allow to cool completely before serving. Pie will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days.
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87 comments on “Smores Brownie Pie”

  1. I am a pie girl! And this one looks incredible!! Beautiful photos too!

  2. It used to be a favourite pastime for my husband and I to sit outside in our backyard and make s’mores after the kids have gone to bed but no campfire in view since we moved to London. I can’t wait to try this recipe out! The photos are absolutely gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I can think of few things worse than sitting around a campfire in this weather…

    One of those things would be a life without chocolate. Or smores! This pie looks divine! Pinned. Not sure if I should pin to Brownies or Pies…decidedly both.

  4. This looks UNREAL. That toasted marshmallow on top…the gooey chocolate…ugh. dying. Pinning, and totally making as soon as I’m reunited with my kitchen.

  5. I am typically more of a cookie person but these brownies have me totally mesmerized. They looks so freaking good.

  6. Starting off March with a BANG! This looks awesome and the perfect substitute for not having a campfire! Love those gooey marshmallow photos. Just beautiful Averie!

  7. Gorgeous job Averie! Those are beautiful pictures and I want to dive right into that thing.

  8. This looks so delicious!definitely need to try it
    very nice post!thank you
    kisses
    Ana
    http://www.youlimitless.com

  9. Oh my gosh! I want to dive headfirst into this ooey gooey pie! It looks amazing! Pinned!

  10. I’m speechless. It doesn’t happen often, either. Pinned.

  11. Although smores are a fun, outdoorsy, anybody can eat type of food, these photos make me feel like this is a dessert option in a 5 star restaurant! Gorgeous photos, Averie. This recipe turned out exactly like. Today is the last day before lent begins and my guys wanted a special, super sweet dessert! So, I saw this one and made it and now half the pan is gone! (And one of my guys isn’t home yet!) Thanks for the awesome recipe, Averie and the Sparrow men thank you, too! :-)

    • This is the perfect ‘last hurrah’ dessert to serve a family of teenage boys! I bet they went nuts for it and so glad it turned out like a ‘5 star restaurant’ dessert for you :) That is awesome!

  12. Every time I visit your blog it makes me want to bake. Another mouth watering recipe. Bet my 6 year old would LOVE it.

  13. This pie looks all kinds of amazing!

  14. Oh my – this recipe looks divine! I actually LOVE campfire marshmallows!
    This is perfect for when you don’t have a campfire handy :)
    The Macadame. xx
    http://www.creamstop.com

  15. Yum! This is perfect. And for some reason the extra chocolate chips in the brownies are killing me. In a good way. Definitely finding an excuse to make this ASAP! Pinned. :)

  16. You had me at brownie crust! I could definitely use a campfire right about now; I’m tired of winter! A great recipe to tide me over until summer!

  17. We must be on the same wave length because I was thinking of making this on Oscar Sunday, but ended up just doing plain brownies. These look amazing – makes me sorry I didn’t do the S’more version! I’ll definitely give your recipe a try next time I’m in the mood. Thank you!

  18. I’m not very keen on camping so this more than makes up for it! Maybe I’ll surprise Jason with this pie for his birthday – I haven’t baked much goodies for him (non-blog related) in so long!

    • I donated half this to friends and they loved it! Whatever you and Jason don’t eat his class would love! Then again, you can just like…buy him a bakery cake from the groc store and call it a day! No need to be doing MORE cooking :)

  19. Oh my goodness! This looks better than a real smore!

  20. Update…We did make the recipe. We loved the brownie base .it was creamy and rich. I had a bar of 70% Lindt so used that. Did use the milk chocolate chips for the between layer and that was a good choice. The marshmallow layer so so only…I think when I make again I’ll use mini marshmallows. We all wanted less of the marshmallow and more of the brownie.

  21. I was wondering if you know how many calories are in this. I love S’mores and having wenier roast we try to do it at least once a year

    • I really don’t keep track but there are online services you can use to plug in the data. I just don’t have time. Enjoy it for that one or two special times a year you make it is my advice & not worry too much :)

  22. Oh man, this is so much more appealing than actual s’mores :) I am loving this!!

  23. wow – taking smores and brownies to a new level!
    Laura x
    vintagecookbooksandotherstories.blogspot.com

  24. I made this recipe tonight for our guests. It was PERFECT!! Amazing recipe. You are brilliant to make the brownie base so fudgy and non-cake like.. it melted in our mouths!!! I made the brownie in the afternoon, let it cool and then set the chocolate and marshmallows (I used mini ones..yum!!) on top and then set it aside until we were ready for dessert, later on after dinner. I broiled it in my oven and it was perfect. This is a keeper of a recipe!!!

    • So glad you enjoyed it & that it’s a keeper for you! I did mine just like you made yours, i.e. brownie in advance. And then right before I knew I was taking pics and then we were going to eat it, I finished the rest. Thanks for LMK you like the brownie base itself, too!

      • So smart!! I love it. Your recipes rock!!

      • I made this again.. I just can’t get enough! This is my go-to brownie base.. it’s just so fantastic!!!!! Tonight I made the brownie base and served it warm with slightly frozen coconut frosting (full fat coconut milk/cream, icing sugar & vanilla), melted/drizzled dark chocolate + toasted coconut flakes. It was SO good. Wanted to share in case anyone reads this and wants to switch it up. I just happened to be out of marshmallows..haha

      • full fat coconut milk/cream, icing sugar & vanilla with dark choc and toasted coconut flakes sounds HEAVENLY! I think it was a blessing in disguise you ran out of marshmallows :)

        Thanks for sharing your idea with others who may see and glad you love this brownie base! I have a recipe in about 2 weeks for some brownies that may be my favorite brownie base of all time. It’s an 8×8 pan, so not huge, not too thick, so perfect for topping them and doctoring up!

  25. Oh my gooooooosh this is killing me. Killing me sexy.

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