Smores Brownie Pie

Smores Brownie Pie, recipe number twenty-three in my countdown of thirty cookout recipes, screams summer and the Fourth of July.  It’s made up of a graham cracker crust, a brownie layer topped with Hershey’s chocolate bars and finally a marshmallow layer.

What to buy:

for the crust:

  • 12 graham crackers or approximately 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar

for the brownie layer:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 Hershey’s chocolate bars
  • 20-25 marshmallows

What to do:

to make the crust:

  • using a food processor or blender, pulverize graham crackers into fine crumbs
  • pour crumbs into a medium bowl and mix with melted butter and sugar
  • press into an ungreased 9 inch pie dish

to make the brownie layer:

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • mix oil and sugar until well blended
  • add eggs and vanilla; stir until blended
  • mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl
  • stir dry ingredients into the oil mixture
  • pour into graham cracker crust
  • top with hershey bar pieces
  • bake for 20 minutes or until the middle is beginning to set
  • remove from the oven and top with marshmallows
  • return to the oven and continue to bake for an additional 3 minutes to melt the marshmallows
  • remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before slicing.
  • serve at room temperature or reheated slightly if you like for 20-30 seconds in the microwave

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