Liven up that barbecue or late night campfire with this s’mores blondies recipe!
When it comes to summer desserts, s’mores definitely top the list. Super crunchy graham crackers stuffed with a toasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate (Reese’s are best in my opinion)…what more could you possible want? The problem with s’mores is the campfire. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good fire, but there’s the whole building it thing that I very rarely have time for. Enter this recipe for s’more blondies. This recipe includes everything you could possibly want in a blondie, but with a s’mores twist. The blondie base is your classic blondie base; however, this version really cranks up the amount of chocolate chips. The top is covered with the best and simplest meringue. Top things off with Golden Grahams cereal and chopped up chocolate bars, and you can have s’mores all year long. :)
Can I add other things to my blondie batter?
Why yes! Of course you can! I left out the nuts in this recipe, because I wanted more of that classic s’mores flavor, but I normally add walnuts to this blondie base. Mini marshmallows might also be a really great addition, but I haven’t tried this yet, so the ball is in your court!
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate for the chocolate bar garnish?
When it comes to chocolate, the darker the better in my opinion. However, for this recipe, I went with milk chocolate Hershey bars because I think it’s a bit more classic, but if you want to swap it for dark chocolate, be my guest! It can’t be bad.
Golden Grahams aren’t my thing. Can I use graham crackers instead?
Oh most definitely. I have a secret obsession with Golden Grahams, but if you only have graham crackers, feel free to swap the cereal out. Maybe even crumble a few to make a light dust!
Meringue is terrifying. Are there any alternatives?
You could certainly just take a handful of marshmallows and melt them on top (possibly under the broiler). With that being said, this meringue is super easy. It just takes a little bit of patience. Sometimes it takes some time to really get those stiff peaks, but if meringue is not your thing, I think that melty store-bought marshmallows will still give you that s’mores vibe.
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- 12 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Possible Garnish: Golden grahams, mini marshmallows, chopped Hersey bars
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp white vinegar
- Preheat your oven to 350 degree F and line a 9x13inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer with paddle attachment fixed, cream together the butter, sugars, and salt for about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and egg, and mix until combined. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet. Mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Alternatively, all of this can be done with a handheld electric mixer.
- Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan and press down to even things out. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake the blondies for 22-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out "generally" clean. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before topping with meringue (see recipe below).
- For the meringue, place the egg whites in the bowl of your stand mixer with whisk attachment fixed. Alternatively, this step can be completed with a handheld mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until peaks just start to form. With the mixer set on low, gradually add the sugar. Increase the speed back to medium-high, and mix until very stiff peaks form and the meringue looks glossy. Add the vinegar, and mix for just a few seconds to incorporate.
- Once the blondies have cooled, spread the meringue on top in an even layer. If you wish to have that "toasted" look, use either kitchen torch or your oven's broiler. If you do choose to use your broiler, have a very careful and watchful eye as the meringue can quickly go from brown to burnt in just seconds. Top with golden grahams cereal, Hershey bars, and mini marshmallow if desired. Cut into squares and enjoy!
- These s'mores blondies will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator, but are best served the day of baking.
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