Cinnamon S’more Brownies

Cinnamon S'more Brownies

Every other morning when it’s still dark and everyone is asleep, I do my strength training workout. You see, I used to be just a cardio girl. I’d move and move and move and it was nice, but I didn’t see the results I wanted. I kept my weight where I wanted it to be, but I wanted muscles. Like Madonna. Totally doable, right?

Well, I’m getting there! About six months ago I discovered Physique 57. They have studios in big coastal cities and in places where really rich people live, like the Hamptons or Dubai. But they haven’t hit the DC area yet, so I sweat it out to the DVD collection and their online streaming. And it’s kind of addictive, mainly because I have muscles in places I never thought about before, and I really like that.

Anyway, I was working my abs to utter exhaustion the other morning when a recipe lightbulb went off in my head, apropos of absolutely nothing. I love it when that happens. It’s so random and so appreciated, like someone you don’t know about exists somewhere in your brain just to give you fun ideas. I love that someone!

Cinnamon S'more Brownies

That little voice in my head said, “What if you finally used those cinnamon chips in your pantry in a s’mores brownie?” Really. That’s what she said! And she gave me this vision of a cinnamon graham cracker topped with brownie marshmallowy goodness. And I was inspired, people.

Cinnamon S'more Brownies

Here’s the thing. Hershey’s makes these cinnamon chips. And I’d bought them and never used them. Finally, finally a chance! And they’re delicious. I had to stop myself and my kids from eating the whole bag before I baked with them.

Cinnamon S'more Brownies

The bottom is a layer of cinnamon graham cracker. Just that. No crumbly crust. Too much going on already, I say. Then you add the brownie, all filled with both cinnamon and mini chocolate chips. On top, another layer of the chips with mini-marshmallows. Gooey happiness!

Cinnamon S'more Brownies

The best part is, no mixer! That’s right. You can mix up the batter yourself and feel strong. Just like Madonna. See? I came full circle.

Take these to your next picnic or barbecue! They’re perfect in all their ooey gooey deliciousness.



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour (I used oat flour, but regular is fine)
  • 8 oz. cinnamon chips (Hershey brand)
  • 8 oz. mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • cinnamon grahams (enough to fit the bottom of an 8 x 8 pan)



Preheat the oven to 350. Coat an 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cocoa into the melted butter until it dissolves. Add the sugar and stir again. When the sugar is incorporated, mix in the vanilla and eggs. Add the salt and flour, mixing until just combined. Fold in half of the cinnamon chips and half of the miniature chocolate chips.

Lay the cinnamon graham crackers on the bottom of your pan, sugary side up. Cover the entire surface area, even if some of the crackers overlap and you have to break them into uneven pieces.

Pour the brownie batter over the graham crackers, spreading the batter to the edges of the pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle on the remaining cinnamon chips, miniature chocolate chips and the marshmallows. Put the brownies back in the oven for 10 minutes. Do not overbake.

Allow the brownies to cool (unless you just can’t, which is understandable). Cut into squares and serve!





I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Okay, 1, strength training is totally where it’s at. I used to be a cardio girl too! Whenever someone tells me they spent an hour on the treadmill I have to bite my tongue. 2, cinnamon chips + brownies + s’mores = OMG!!!

    1. Mir

      Me too!! I want to share my wisdom. But people just want to use the treadmill, which we all know sucks the soul out of you. So I keep my mouth shut.
      Thanks! I love cinnamon and chocolate!

  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I just want to reach into the screen and steal about 8 of these gorgeous brownies!

    1. Mir

      I wish I could share them with you! Thanks so much, Pamela!

  3. Winnie

    I should not have seen these scrumptious brownies at this time of night. It’s almost 2 AM here and now I’m craving them!!
    They’re looking amazingly good

    1. Mir

      I have that issue, too! I look at pictures of brownies early in the morning and then I want it all for breakfast! Serious problem, no?

  4. Chaya

    You are amazing. These are fantastic sounding and looking and I also want some now.

    1. Mir

      Aw, thanks! You can make them pretty quickly, so let me know if you get your brownie on! 🙂

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