Without a doubt, my new favorite brownie recipe. A base of graham cracker crumbs topped by a rich, fudgy brownie, dollops of dulce de leche, chocolate chips and puffy, browned marshmallows. Forget the campfire! These Dulce de Leche Swirl S’mores Brownies are where it’s at!
I’m usually quite luck in that recipes I obsessively dream up in my head usually turn out well. That makes it even more frustrating when something I try not only doesn’t turn out the first time, but also the second time, causing me to throw in the towel and move on to something else.
This occurred last week when I was trying to incorporate dulce de leche into a popsicle recipe. The flavor was absolutely awesome. The problem? The dulce de leche refused to freeze enough to allow for the popsicles to come out of the mold intact. I was always left with the bottom half of the popsicle. I’m not really into serving what appears to be a half eaten popsicle to someone so I finally threw in the towel.
As I was cleaning up my mess from the second failed attempt and trying not to focus on the amount of time or ingredients I had wasted in the process, I spied a stack of mini marshmallows on the counter that I had volunteered to supply for Bible School in the coming weeks. AHA! Inspiration!
When I say marshmallows, what do you think of? My first thought? S’mores! And what if I were to combine my new flavor crush of dulce de leche with a s’more? And perhaps put it all on a brownie for added chocolate impact?
A base of graham cracker crumbs that’s topped by a rich, fudgy brownie. Dollops of dulce de leche are plopped onto the brownie batter and then swirled into it to insure that each bite is as decadent as the one prior.
I might have then gone a little overboard as I thought a handful or two of chocolate chips on top of all of that was a good idea. (For the record, I was right.) Into the oven this pan of heaven goes and when it’s done, it’s topped with clouds of mini marshmallows – a whole bag! – and then broiled to the perfect shade of char doneness.
Without a doubt, these are my new favorite brownies. Rich, decadent and absolutely perfect in every way. The fact that I can roast what seems like a bijillion mini marshmallows at once thanks to my broiler? That’s pretty awesome in my book!
Get the recipe for my Dulce de Leche Swirl S’mores Brownies on my guest post at NeighborFood, here.