I love grilling. Like REALLY love grilling. I grill almost every day, even in winter. There's something about it that just makes me ridiculously happy.
Honestly I think grilling ranks right up there with chocolate in my book. So why not combine my two loves in one tasty recipe? It's perfection!
I'm a brownie girl through and through. I crave them constantly. So does my daughter. I don't want to go all summer without making my favourite brownies, so I bake them on my grill.
Grilling is such a big part of my life that I even have a grilling blog. You can swing by Kiss My Smoke to check it out. I love sharing fabulous, easy grill recipes.
Here's the thing about grilling - you can grill just about anything. Not even kidding, people. People get so stuck on only cooking savoury dishes on the grill. I'm here to tell you that's just wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
You can cook anything on that grill, and you can bake on it too. The key to baking on the grill is indirect heat. You turn on your burners on one side of your grill, and preheat your grill just like an oven. Then place what you're baking on the side without the heat. It bakes just like an oven.
If you bake on the grill, I highly recommend using a thermometer right on your grill grate. You can purchase some amazing ones. You can easily attach it where your food will be cooking. That way you ensure you have the proper temperature. I can tell if you use the temperature gauge on the top of you grill it's not always giving the correct temperature. It's always better to have one inside the grill, right where you cook.
So think outside the box when it comes to grilling. You can bake these brownies while you are enjoying some sunshine. They are amazing, and totally worth waiting for.
I used my favourite brownie recipe, it's a riff on Katherine Hepburn's brownies. I use a recipe a friend recommended years ago, it's from a blog called Tasty Eats at Home. I use this brownie recipe almost exclusively because we love it so much.
These brownies are a fudgy, ooey, gooey recipe. Which is perfect for s'mores brownies if you ask me. They stay fudgy and if you eat this hot you can just dip graham cookies right in the batter. It's pretty much orgasmic. Not even kidding.
If you like cake-like brownies this recipe is not for you. These are not cake-like brownies at all. You can add more flour to the recipe if you want to make them more cake-y. But why mess with perfection? I mean really, why.
When you top them with marshmallows keep your options open. You can do one of three things. You can toss marshmallows on at the end and cover the pan so they melt really well. Or you can use a mini handheld blow torch to brown and melt the marshmallows. I've done them both ways, and they both work well.
You can also melt the marshmallows in the microwave and just pour the mixture over top of the brownies. I know, right? How awesome does that sound right now! The one thing I don't recommend is tossing the marshmallows on and not covering the pan. They just don't melt properly and will get hard instead of gooey. Which is sort of icky. So don't do that. Just saying.
I use my burner on my grill to prep the brownie base, but you can do it on the stove top if you like. Either way works. I'm sure you could use a microwave for the batter prep as well, although I've not done it that way myself. These are pretty fool-proof, so it would be hard to mess them up.
Hope you get a chance to make these! The base brownie recipe is amazing. You should probably make an extra batch just to be on the safe side.
For the Brownie Batter:
Le Creuset Skillet
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
Le Creuset Heritage 3 Quart Square Dish
Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls