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Decadent Smoked Brownies

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You’ll fall in love with these decadent smoked brownies. The rich chocolate, smoky flavor, and a touch of warmed caramel in one dessert is truly an indulgent experience. 

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Our smoked brownies recipe is perfect for those who want to try something new. It calls for simple ingredients, and in a few easy steps, you’ll have a slightly smoky, deep chocolate dessert sitting right before you. So, fire up your pellet grill and get ready to smoke some brownies!

When to serve smoked brownies

You can make smoked brownies any time you want to; just gather the ingredients and start up your pellet grill. We have served these brownies at cookouts for the big game, and they make a rich, delicious treat for anniversaries and Valentine’s Day.

smoked brownies ingredients

Smoked Brownies Ingredients

See recipe card below for ingredient measurements.

  • Unsalted butter 
  • Granulated white sugar 
  • Unsweetened Dutch cocoa 
  • Espresso powder
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • All-purpose flour (sifted preferred)
  • Chopped semisweet chocolate (sub with dark, milk, or white chocolate if desired)

Toppings

  • Vanilla (or your favorite flavor) ice cream
  • Caramel sauce or ice cream topping (butterscotch and chocolate also work!)
  • Candied bacon or chopped nuts (optional)

Needed for baking

  • 8″ square disposable aluminum pan
  • Butter or cooking spray for greasing

Prep work

  • Let the 3 eggs sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cracking them. This is a necessary step for baking amazing brownies.
  • Preheat your pellet grill to 350°F. Use cherry or apple wood pellets for this smoked brownies recipe.
  • Take an 8-inch baking pan and mist with cooking spray. 
  • Cut parchment paper to fit the pan, then fit it to the pan. 
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Making the brownie batter

  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat on the stovetop. 
  • Once melted, promptly remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl. Whisk in granulated sugar, espresso, and unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder. Whisk for 20 seconds. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time, then vanilla and salt. Continue whisking. 
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  • Slowly stir in all-purpose flour, then add chocolate chips to the brownie batter. 
  • Pour the batter into the parchment-lined pan and smooth out evenly. 

Brownies in the smoker

  • Place the pan in your smoker, close the lid, and cook for 35-38 minutes. Test for doneness using the toothpick method. If it comes out watery, it needs to spend more time in the smoker. If it comes out with a few brownie bits, it’s done. 
  • Resting and Serving
  • Using heat-resistant gloves, remove the pan of smoked brownies from heat and let them cool for 45-50 minutes. They will have some warmth but will not be hot.
  • Cut into serving sizes and enjoy them as is, or top each brownie with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of caramel sauce, and dust with finely chopped candied bacon.
  • Store leftover smoked brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 10-12 days. Freeze in vacuum-sealed bags for up to 4 months.

Oven baking

If you don’t own a smoker, that’s okay! You can make these decadent smoked brownies (without the smoked) in your oven. They won’t be smoky, but they will be indulgent!

  • Simply bake the brownies in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35-40 minutes until they pass the toothpick test.
  • Let them rest for an hour, and serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

Please note that every grill or smoker works differently. Cooking times for smoked brownies can be faster or slower based on equipment and several other factors, including weather, ingredients, and elevation.

Ice cream flavors: Vanilla, butter pecan, caramel swirl, mint chocolate (with chocolate sauce instead of caramel, rocky road, or coffee ice cream!

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Decadent Smoked Brownies

These smoked brownies will change the way you think about dessert. The combination of rich chocolate, smoky flavor, and a touch of caramel will make your taste buds dance.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel brownies, smoked brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 559kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Toppings
  • Vanilla or your favorite flavor ice cream
  • Caramel sauce butterscotch and chocolate also work!
  • Candied bacon or chopped nuts optional
  • Needed for baking:
  • 8 inch square disposable aluminum pan
  • Butter or cooking spray for greasing

Instructions

  • Let the 3 eggs sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cracking them. This is a necessary step for baking amazing brownies.
  • Preheat your pellet grill to 350°F. Use mild apple wood pellets for this brownie recipe.
  • Take an 8-inch baking pan and mist with cooking spray.
  • Cut parchment to fit the pan, then fit it to the pan.
  • Making the brownie batter
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat on the stovetop.
  • Once melted, promptly remove from heat, transfer to a large bowl, and whisk in granulated sugar, espresso, and unsweetened Dutch cocoa. Whisk continuously for 20 seconds.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, then vanilla and salt. Continue whisking.
  • Slowly stir in all-purpose flour, then add chocolate chips to the brownie batter.
  • Pour the batter into the parchment-lined pan and smooth out evenly.
  • Brownies in the smoker
  • Place the pan in your smoker, close the lid, and cook for 35-38 minutes. Test for doneness using the toothpick method. If it comes out watery, it needs to spend more time in the smoker. If it comes out with a few brownie bits, it’s done.
  • Resting and Serving
  • Remove the pan of smoked brownies and let them cool for 45-50 minutes. They will have some warmth but will not be hot.
  • Cut into serving sizes and enjoy them as is, or top each brownie with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of caramel sauce, and dust with finely chopped candied bacon.
  • Store leftover smoked brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 10-12 days. Freeze in vacuum-sealed bags for up to 4 months.

Notes

Oven baking
If you don’t own a smoker, that’s okay! You can make these delicious brownies in your oven. They won’t be smoky, but they will be indulgent!
Simply bake the brownies in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35-40 minutes until they pass the toothpick test.
Let them rest for an hour, and serve with ice cream and caramel sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3mg

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