Caramelized marshmallow paired with a fudgy brownie and honey graham crackers, these gluten-free s’mores brownies are a fun twist on brownies!

These smores brownies are perfect for a sweet summertime snack. They are so easy to make and can be made vegan-friendly too!

Summertime always screams marshmallow, graham cracker and CHOCOLATE to me.

I love sitting around a fire with close friends and family, roasting marshmallows on a stick, and smushing it between a crunchy graham cracker and decadent piece of chocolate.

Hea-ven.

These gluten-free marshmallow brownies captured the nostalgia of a traditional s’more, but just leveled up by adding my favorite paleo sweet potato brownie recipe to the mix!

As an added bonus, these can be made year ‘round so you can get that campfire s’more treat anytime.

Ingredients Needed to Make S’mores Brownies

These yummy smores brownies only need 9 ingredients (including the graham crackers and marshmallows) and only take about 25 minutes to make.*

You will need:

1. Sweet potato puree*

You will need about an hour to prep the sweet potatoes for the puree used in this brownie recipe.

Or you can buy canned sweet potato puree.

To make the puree, poke your sweet potatoes with a fork and bake on 350 F for about 40 minutes to an hour, or steam it stovetop for the same amount of time, until a fork can poke through easily.

Then mash the sweet potatoes into puree to use for the recipe.

Sweet potatoes are a great addition to baking recipes because they add a nice sweetness, and it acts similarly to apple sauce!

2. Almond Butter

Almond butter is used instead of butter in this recipe.

3. Eggs

Make sure the eggs you are using are at room temp.

Additionally, you can substitute a flax egg for the eggs in this recipe to make it vegan friendly. I’ve included more information on flax eggs further down in this post so keep reading if you need to make a vegan version!

4. Cacao powder

Instruction on how to make sweet potato chocolate donuts in a bowl.

5. Coconut Sugar

For an added touch of sweetness to keep these s’mores brownies refined sugar free.

6. Chocolate Chips

Add some of your favorite chocolate chips to the batter for an extra chocolatey brownie batter.

If you’ve been here around for a while, you know I love to use Paleo Hu Kitchen brand chips, but you can use anything you have on hand.

7. Graham Crackers

I saved some time and bought the Trader Joes Honey Graham Crackers, which is absolutely delicious., but feel free to make your own if you’d like!

I came across this recipe from Bailey that looks really delicious.

8. Marshmallows

You can use regular size or mini marshmallows here.

Additionally, you could use your favorite kind from childhood or vegan-friendly options. Your pick!

9. Baking Soda

Nothing fancy here. Just a standard baking staple. You will only need 1/4 tsp of it here since you don’t want the brownies to rise too much.

Instead, we want it to stay gooey and dense.

Optional:

Coconut Flour

Adding 1-2 Tbsp of coconut flour to the brownie batter will result in a more cake-like brownie. If you omit the coconut flour it will be a more dense, fudge texture.

Personally, I think the dense, fudgy brownie works well with this recipe since you have the crunchy graham cracker topping.

Equipments to Make S’mores Brownies

1. Food Processor

In order to crumble up the graham crackers, you could use a food processor to pulse the crackers a few times.

Another option you could use is to place the graham crackers in a ziplock bag and then crumble it on the kitchen counter with a rolling pin.

2. Mixing Bowl

3. Hand Mixer

4. 8×8 Baking Dish

How to Make Gluten Free S’mores Brownies

This recipe is so simple.

A layer of a graham cracker crust, a layer of sweet potato brownies and top it off with marshmallows and more crackers.

First, start with the graham cracker crust layer.

Crumble up the crackers in a food processor or crush them in a zip lock bag using a rolling pin.

Mix the crumbles with coconut oil. The mixture will be thick, sandy and crumbly. Press a good layer on the bottom of a parchment paper lined baking dish (I used 8×8).

Bake in the oven 300 F for 10 minutes to set.

Then now we move on to the sweet potato brownie layer.

Simply add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine with a hand mixer.

Use a parchment paper-lined 8×8 inch baking pan for ~ 1” thick brownies. If you would like a thinner brownie layer, use a larger baking pan.

Lastly, top off the s’mores brownies.

Break graham crackers into small pieces and sprinkle on top of the brownie layer along with your favorite marshmallows.

I used Trader Joe’s Honey Graham Crackers for this recipe, but you can use any graham cracker that you like.

Bake the brownies for about 23-25 minutes; until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it into the center.

You can immediately smudge the marshmallows as they are melty and caramelized to golden brown when they are fresh out of the oven. Alternatively, you can leave it as a whole bite for later.

Note: The graham crackers will crumble a bit when they’re hot. Allow the brownies to cool completely so they set and you won’t need to worry about any crumbling!

Can I Make These Marshmallow Brownies Vegan?

Absolutely! Just a couple of simple swaps can make these delicious gluten free s’mores brownies vegan-vegan-friendly too.

How to Make these Vegan Friendly:

1. Substitute flaxseed eggs for eggs.

Flax eggs are a vegan egg substitute that is made from ground flax seeds and water.

It also suits gluten-free, paleo, whole30, and keto diets. The standard flax egg ratio is 1 Tablespoon of flax seeds + 2 Tablespoons of water to replace 1 egg.

2. Use vegan-friendly marshmallows.

Traditional marshmallows use gelatin in the recipe.

However, you can find a lot of vegan-friendly marshmallow recipes online or just purchase a vegan marshmallow option from your grocery store.

How to Store S’mores Brownies

You probably won’t even need to know how to store these because they are going to go so fast.

But if for some reason you have any leftover, you can store these gluten-free smores brownies covered in the fridge for up to a week.

If you decide to freeze them, cut them into single-serve portions and tightly wrap them individually.

When you are ready to eat them, give them about 30 minutes to defrost at room temp or you can throw them in the microwave for 30 seconds.

What’s your favorite s’more recipe? Leave a comment below!

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR CREATIONS! YOU CAN USE “TRIED IT” ON PINTEREST OR SHARE ON INSTAGRAM BY TAGGING #SHUANGYSEATS

A piece of S'mores Brownie with graham cracker crust on the bottom, marshmallow and graham cracker on top. There is a bite in the middle.

[mv_create key=”234″ type=”recipe” title=”Healthy S’mores Brownie” thumbnail=”https://shuangyskitchensink.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Smores-Brownies-8.jpg”]