You don't need a campfire for this s'mores-inspired dessert. S'mores Baking Pieces and rich cheesecake rest atop a bed of brownies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
28 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 48 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crumb Crust:
Brownie Layer:
Cheesecake:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease sides of 9-inch springform pan. Wrap outside of pan with foil, extending foil at least 2 inches up pan sides.

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  • CRUMB CRUST: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together 1 cup graham cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar; blend in 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine, mixing well. Press mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.

  • BROWNIE LAYER: Stir together 6 tablespoons melted butter or margarine, 1-1/4 cups sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add 2 eggs, stirring until blended. Stir in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt; blend well. Spread in prepared pan.

  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from side of pan. Meanwhile make cheesecake batter.

  • CHEESECAKE: Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • Immediately after removing brownie layer from oven, spoon cheesecake mixture over brownie. Place cheesecake in water bath* and return to oven. Continue baking 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Remove from water bath to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool to room temperature. Remove side of pan.

  • Set aside 2 tablespoons marshmallows and 1/4 cup chocolate chips from s'mores baking pieces.

  • Place reserved 2 tablespoons marshmallows and 1 tablespoon cream in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 10 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 5 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread over top of cheesecake. Sprinkle remaining s'mores mixture over top; press lightly into marshmallow mixture.

  • Place reserved 1/4 cup chocolate chips and remaining 2 tablespoons cream in small microwave-safe bowl. Melt following the same procedure used for the marshmallows. Drizzle over top of cheesecake. Cover; chill about 2 hours or until ready to serve. (As cheesecake sits the marshmallows and graham pieces will become softer.) Refrigerate leftover cheesecake.

Tip:

*Cheesecake is less likely to crack if baked in a water bath.

Nutrition Facts

586 calories; protein 9.7g; carbohydrates 59.5g; fat 35.4g; cholesterol 169.6mg; sodium 441.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2017
Don t bother melting the marshmallows it doesn t work. Highly recommend buying an entire bag of chocolate chips for the top layer and then sprinkling s mores mix. Following the original recipe only coats a small portion of the cake. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2019
The chocolate base of this cheesecake we did not like. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2017
This cake is delicious! The only change I made was to use the whole packet of graham crackers rather than the one cup called for and a little additional butter. It does take time to get all the four layers put together but the instructions are spot on. A little slice goes a long way so you need to plan on having a lot of eaters! Very delicious! Thanks Hershey's Kitchens! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2017
Don t bother melting the marshmallows it doesn t work. Highly recommend buying an entire bag of chocolate chips for the top layer and then sprinkling s mores mix. Following the original recipe only coats a small portion of the cake. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2019
The chocolate base of this cheesecake we did not like. Read More
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