March 1, 2008 by Erica
Make sure you leave plenty of extra parchment around the edges – these can be difficult to de-pan!
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
8 Tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup packed light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 ½ tsp salt
4 large cold eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups large marshmallows
Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 by-8-inch square baking pan with parchment papper so it hangs over the edges by about 1 inch.
FOR THE CRUST: Lightly butter the parchment with some of the melted butter. Stir the rest of the butter together with the crumbs, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Press the crumb mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
FOR THE BROWNIE: Put the butter and chocolate in a medium microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave on 75 percent power for 2 minutes. Stir, and microwave again until completely melted, about 2 minutes more. Alternatively, put the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan filled with 1 inch or so of water to a very slow simmer; set the bowl on the pan without touching the water. Stir occasionally until melted. Stir the light brown and granulated sugars, vanilla, and salt into the melted chocolate. Add the eggs and beat vigorously to make a thick and glossy batter. Add the flour and stir until just incorporated.
Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the top is crispy and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean, with a few crumbs, about 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove from the oven and carefully position a rack about 6 inches from the broiler and preheat on low. Layer marshmallows across the top and toast under the broiler until golden, (keep an eye on it, it can go quick), about 2 minutes. Cool on a rack, gently removing the brownies from the pan using the parchment flaps. Carefully separate any marshmallow from the parchment and fold away. Cut into 12 (2-inch) squares.