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Gooey Red Velvet S’mores Bars

As I mentioned before, I’m taking a little vacation from blogging – don’t worry, I’ll be back! – but in the meantime, some of my favorite bloggers are stepping in to take the reins while I’m away. Today Jessica from How Sweet It Is is here; she’s not only one of the nicest bloggers I know, but she also has one of the most addicting blogs around! Not only is she always making me laugh (or swoon over photos of Bella!), but she also always has something delicious cooking on her stove and something decadent baking in her oven. Thank you Jessica for guest posting today!

One of my all-time favorite desserts are s’mores brownies. The graham crust, the gooey chocolate, the toasted marshmallows… I’m in heaven. If I’m letting every guard down, I must tell you that it’s quite possible I love the s’mores combination more than any other combination out there. It just has…EVERYTHING.

So s’mores brownie bars have been one of my go-to desserts for ages, but it wasn’t until last year when I created some decadent red velvet brownies that I thought to merge the two.


Here’s the thing about s’mores brownies: they are GOOEY if you don’t wait for them to cool. But um, who has time to wait for them to cool? Not I.

So in the spirit of being impatience, these are what your brownies will look like if you dig in while warm.

Yeah. Still decadent and gooey, just not so easy for forkless consumption. Totally worth it though. Do it!

Makes an 8×8″ pan.
[adapted from red velvet brownies and s’mores brownies]

Graham crust:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine melted butter and graham crumbs, then press into a greased 8×8″ pan.


In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, red food coloring, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to create a paste. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then add remaining teaspoon of vanilla. With the mixer on medium speed, add in cocoa powder mixture. Beat until batter is completely red. (If at this time your batter is NOT red, you can add a little more food coloring if desired. Color will depend on brand.) Add flour and salt, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Gently spread batter on top of graham cracker crumbs. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until brownies are almost set. Remove from oven and top with marshmallows below.


Drop spoonfuls of fluff on brownies then top with jumbo marshmallows. Heat your broiler and place underneath for 15-20 seconds, or until marshmallows are golden. Let cool completely before serving. Using a knife sprayed with nonstick spray helps when cutting!

Posted by on February 17, 2012.

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32 Responses

  1. Great recipe, Jessica!

    by Blog is the New Black on Feb 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

  2. Oh my! This looks awesome! I love eating freshly roasted marshmallows and brownies are always a win in my book, so this combinationg is like a win full of love 🙂

    by Becca- Cookie Jar Treats on Feb 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

  3. Yep, definitely making these for the Mr’s next potluck! YUM!

    by The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:29 am

  4. Two of my favorite bloggers ever = one ohmygoshdecadent guest post. These look so yummy!!

    by Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

  5. OH.MY.GOD! These look stunning!

    by Mireia on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

  6. ahhh! these look sooo goood! and that second photo is just brilliant!

    by elizabeth @ chronic venture on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

  7. Oh holy crap I can’t process all of this amazingness in one sitting. Gorgeous.

    by Megan @ Country Cleaver on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

  8. I really only have one thing to say – Wow. Those are some weep-worthy brownies!

    by Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies on Feb 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  9. *swoon*

    by stephchows on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

  10. Holy cow; I’m in love. A-MA-zing!

    by Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

  11. Seriously! These just look crazy good ;D

    by Tickled Red on Feb 17, 2012 at 5:33 pm

  12. Wowee, now that’s dessert. Or a snack. Or breakfast. 🙂

    by Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe on Feb 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

  13. I’m all for merging of delicious desserts 🙂 These look so good!

    by Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) on Feb 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm

  14. Oooh, this looks SO good and would be awesome with a great big glass of milk! Great guest post, Jessica!

    by Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking on Feb 18, 2012 at 2:56 am

  15. Oh my that second picture just makes me swoon.

    by Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen on Feb 18, 2012 at 8:11 am

  16. These look awesome! You’re a genius!

    by Brittnee on Feb 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

  17. They look fabulous and I want a bite of them!

    by Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on Feb 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  18. Uhm. I need this in my life. And I need that second image right in front of me.

    by MikeVFMK on Feb 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  19. I could shovel a whole pan of these in my pie hole in 2.5 minutes! Love s’mores and love red velvet! ; )

    by Heather of Kitchen Concoctions on Feb 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

  20. I wouldn’t mind getting my hands a little sticky if it meant I could demolish these brownies! They look fabulous, Jess!

    by Erika - The Teenage Taste on Feb 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

  21. I just showed the photos to my red velvet-loving husband and he didn’t have words for a few moments. Then all he could say was, “that’s… crazy.” I think you have a new fan!

    by Casey@Good. Food. Stories. on Feb 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

  22. Wow, wow, wow. Totally addicting!

    by cassie on Feb 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

  23. The second picture is truly incredible. I am imagining my computer has taste-a-vision and I’m pretending to eat that gooey marshmallow goodness as we speak.

    And uh, it’s way good. Love this, Jessica!

    by Hayley on Feb 19, 2012 at 1:51 am

  24. Mmmm, drool-worthy or what?! Making these ASAP!

    by Shannon on Feb 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

  25. Oh, wow. These sound amazing! And, the photos just make me want to dive right in.

    by Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:51 am

  26. Gooey and insane!!

    by Aimee @ Simple Bites on Feb 19, 2012 at 9:37 pm

  27. I want this so bad! Can’t wait to try it out! 🙂

    by Annie on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm

  28. OMG I need those right now. Love red velvet and s’mores!

    by Ryan on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm

  29. No kidding! Looks amazing. Plus they’re red, so their instantly prettier! LOL

    by JenMarie on Feb 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  30. OMG…I need to make these, my husband would love me even more! 🙂 Geeze Louise!!!

    by Whitney on Feb 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm

  31. These are incredibly dangerous!

    by Erin on Feb 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  32. I made these bars this week and my coworkers were fighting over them, so good!! You weren’t kidding when your said to let cool completely. I tried to cut and eat while they were slightly wam and it was a goooey, but delicious, mess. I put the whole panin the fridge over night and they were super easy to cut. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    by Tracy {Pale Yellow} on Apr 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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