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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Grilled Brownie S'mores Skillet {Dessert on the Grill}

Brownie S'mores grilled in a cast iron skillet perfect for summer cookouts and barbecues.  

Happy Saturday everyone! Nothing says "summer" like a good old backyard cookout!  Most weekends that's where you'll find my family. We love grilling year round, but especially in the summer. Chicken, pork, beef or veggies I love grilling them all. 

Well, my husband actually does all the grilling, me not so much. Usually I'm in charge of getting everything together and then passing it on to him to cook. While in Bentonville, Arkansas. last month I had the honor of meeting Robyn Lindars from the Grill Grrrl Blog.  

Her blog is all about teaching us girls the art of grilling. While there Robyn cooked us up a wonderful lunch and dessert all prepared on the grill. All I could do was sit back and watch her do her magic. I have to say grilling kind of intimidates me, but Robyn made it look so easy.

As part of the Walmart Moms program I was asked to take part in a Grilling Challenge. Walmart asked us to think outside of the box and come up with a creative dish cooked on the grill. For me a chocolaty dessert immediately came mind. 

I love my cast iron cookware, so I found a recipe for a Grilled Brownie S'mores Skillet.  Since we were having Grilled Pizza for dinner I thought making a dessert to go along side would be perfect. 

We fired up the grill and started on the pizza. As soon as the pizza was cooked I mixed up the brownie batter and started preparing the smores skillet. I actually did the whole thing from start to finish all by myself. I think Grill Grrrl would be so excited, because I know I was! 

My favorite part of this whole thing was knowing that dessert was baking away on the grill while we sat and enjoyed pizza together. The brownie skillet baked up perfectly and the marshmallows puffed up like fluffy golden pillows. It was a skillet full of chocolaty goodness.


Graham Crackers, brownie mix + ingredients to make brownies, eggs, oil (I used coconut oil), water, mini marshmallows, semi - sweet chocolate chips and a 11-12 inch cast iron skillet.

Start by heating your outdoor grill to 325 degrees. Brush oil (I used coconut oil) into a  11 -12 inch cast iron skillet. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions (adding the eggs, oil & water). Pour the batter into the skillet.



Add the graham cracker crumbs and place on the grill to bake. Bake for 25-35 minutes at 300-325 degrees with the lid closed. Avoid opening the lid to check the brownies during this time so the heat stays inside and creates an oven effect. Test with tooth pick, don’t over cook, but make sure the brownie is more than half way cooked.

Remove from grill and add the chocolate chips and then the mini marshmallows. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan with marshmallows, because the marshmallows will swell up and puff during heating. 

Place skillet back on the grill and cook until the marshmallows are lightly brown about 3-5 minutes. Run a knife along the edge to test brownie without disturbing marshmallows. If the brownies do not brown fast enough on the grill you can place them under your oven broiler for 1-2 minutes (watch closely to prevent burning). Enjoy warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. 


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Grilled Brownie S'mores Skillet


1 - boxed brownie mix (13 x 9 inch) plus
ingredients to prepare the mix (eggs, coconut oil & water)
1/2 - cup graham crackers, crushed
3/4 - cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 - cups mini marshmallows
1 - cast iron skillet (measuring 11 - 12 inches) 
vanilla ice cream 

Heat Grill to 325 degrees. Brush oil or coconut oil in a 11 - 12 inch cast iron skillet. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions (adding the eggs, oil & water). Pour the batter into the skillet. 

Place graham cracker crumbs on top of brownie mix. Place skillet on outdoor grill and cook for 25-35 minutes at 300-325 degrees with the grill lid closed. Avoid opening the lid to check the brownies during this time so the heat stays inside and creates an oven effect.
 

Test with tooth pick, don’t over cook, but make sure the brownie is more than half way cooked. Add chocolate chips and then add mini marshmallows on top making sure not to overcrowd the pan. The marshmallows will swell up and puff during heating.
 

Place skillet back on grill until marshmallows are lightly brown about 3-5 minutes. The skillet will stay hot so the brownie will continue to cook. Place knife along edge to test brownie without disturbing marshmallows. 

If the brownies do not brown fast enough on the grill you can place them under your oven broiler for 1-2 minutes (watch closely).

This dessert is best served warm and hot off the grill.  Do not try to cut into pieces or you will pull all the marshmallows off. Just use a spoon and scoop out each serving. You may need to use two spoons or a knife to help scoot off the brownie mixture into serving bowls.

Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy.


Cook's Note: For even heat when baking, separate the charcoal into two piles, one on each side of the grill, and place your baking pan or skillet in between. 

Oven Method: Grease a 11-12 inch cast iron skillet or 9x13 inch baking pan, and set aside. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Add batter to skillet, and add graham cracker crumbs on top of brownie batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes (use toothpick to test for done ness). Remove from oven and add chocolate chips and marshmallows. Bake until the marshmallows are puffy and lightly browned. If the marshmallows do not brown quickly place them under your oven broiler for 1-2 minutes (watch closely).

Adapted from: Createby - Diane


If you're looking for another yummy dessert prepared on the grill try this Red, White & Blue Skillet Cobbler

13 comments:

Cheryl said... #

Desert on the grill sounds so good definitely want to give it a try. The brownies look delicious. Will be adding it to my collection.

Marsha Baker said... #

What a wonderful idea. Looks MMMMM good! =)

Anonymous said... #

Can you bake this in your oven?

Tamara Camera said... #

Ooh, I have to try it! On Pinterest, I have a Brownies board and a S'mores board, so clearly you know I take this stuff pretty seriously! YUM.
The marshmallows look perfect, by the way. Completely summer worthy. I'm in!

Sage @ Sage & Simple said... #

OMG! You're making me homesick with Betty Crocker and graham crackers in the same post! I love s'mores and while marshmallows have finally started showing up in Denmark, I'm still waiting on graham crackers and Betty Crocker brownie mix... brownies HAVE to be Betty Crocker, though I think Europe has the edge on chocolate ;)

Heidi Spears Gray said... #

Summer. I love those weekends when the weather is just right for a bonfire and the kids make s'mores. They like the fun of putting it all together, from putting the marshmallow on the skewer, to putting chocolate and marshmallow on the graham cracker. Grilled brownie smores in a skillet is more my speed!

Censie Sawyer said... #

S'mores is my favorite thing EVER! I love finding new S'mores inspired recipes to try and this one looks SO GOOD! I want to try this soon.

laborders2000 said... #

I definitely want to share this with my husband. He has a skillet that he uses in the kitchen and he loves preparing foods in it. Recently he has made a peach cobbler in the skillet that is delicious!

Tami Q said... #

I am going to make myself sick on this! You know that after the kids have their one piece and go to bed, I'm going to polish it off. Maybe I should wait and make it for our church dinner. That would be safer, right?!?

Alison Rost said... #

I'm really excited to check out Robyn's blog. Why is it that men always seem to do the grilling? It's the same at our house too. Your recipe looks wonderful (as always!) There's nothing better than brownies and s'mores .. and I have no doubt they're a wonderful combo. Can't wait to give this one a try. Yum! x

adriana nudo said... #

This looks soo delicious!! I love everything about s'mores - and in any form haha! I love this recipe, I have to try it out for an upcoming BBQ! Looks SO great! :)

Crystal VanTassel said... #

We are on a smores kick at our house. We've made smores ice cream and smores chocolate shakes. Never thought to make smores brownies. BRILLIANT!! And I love how easily it cooks on the grill. Such a great reminder how handy a cast iron skillet is for cooking indoors and outdoors!

Lisa Codina said... #

I don't think I've had a S'mores since I was a kid, and I'm somewhat embarrassed to say that my kids haven't eaten them yet!! This looks so heavenly and decadent and we would ALL enjoy it!