You don’t need us to tell you that sugar cravings are the real deal. Sometimes they’re so intense that you’ll do just about anything to get a fix of your go-to treat. When we heard that s’mores and brownies were teaming up to create the ultimate dessert, we couldn’t wait to try it. Just thinking about the campfire snack and our favorite fudgy treat in the same room makes us giddy, but imagining them combined seems too good to be true.
To be honest, we’re loving the idea of dessert hybrids right now. At first glance, you may assume that s’mores and brownies don’t go together, but we beg to differ—as melted chocolate is a key ingredient of the iconic bonfire goodie. If the gooey goodness of brownies doesn’t work as a substitute for a little bit of milk chocolate, then we’re not sure what will.
Since we’re all for variety, we found three of the top s’more brownie recipes to share with you. We promise they’re simple—but we can’t promise you’ll want to share.
The Hero Ingredient: A dash of high-quality instant coffee adds depth—and a bit of caffeine—to your brownie mixture.
The Recipe: This s’more brownie recipe has all the fixings—we’re talking pretzels, almonds, java, and even some Kahlúa for a serendipitous mixture of salty and sweet.
The Clincher: The mouthwatering dessert only takes 45 minutes to whip up. It’s a great option for when you need to impress guests on a whim.
DECADENT S'MORE BROWNIES
The Hero Ingredient: Fluff adds a smoothness to this recipe that regular marshmallows will never have. (Plus, it looks so pretty and neat even when it’s browned under the broiler.)
The Recipe: Start by whipping up some homemade brownies made from semi-sweet chocolate chips, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, butter, flour, and vanilla. Mix up a quick graham cracker crust, and then layer the brownies and the fluff until it’s two-tiers tall.
The Clincher: Add just a sprinkle of ground cinnamon into the graham cracker mixture to punch up the flavor.
MARSHMALLOW TREATS WITH BROWNIE BRITTLE
The Hero Ingredient: Crushed salted caramel brownie brittle injects the campfire favorite with a butterscotch flavor.
The Recipe: This delectable treat is so simple to make—melt butter and marshmallows down, and then stir in crushed brownie brittle. Press the mixture into a greased pan as you would Rice Krispie treats, and then drizzle a creamy caramel mixture over the top.
The Clincher: No oven time is necessary for this s’more brownie recipe, rendering it pretty much perfect for hot summer days.
Do you have a summer dessert you just can’t stop making? Be sure to tell us in the comments.
Up next: the cocktail of summer 2017.