Smoked Brownies on a Pit Boss

I love a delicious chocolate dessert right after a cookout. Smoked brownies are especially a favorite.

It’s a funny concept – smoking a dessert but the smoker works just like an oven, and with the right settings and wood chips, you can achieve delicious, fluffy, and fudgy brownies! 

It can be a delicate process though and it depends on the type of brownies you’re making –  so be sure to follow my recipe to end up with decadent smoked brownies.

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Brownies

It’s always fun experimenting with the limits of what your Pit Boss can do. I never though I would be making delcious desserts like smoked pumpkin pie, smoked cheesecake and brownies!

This recipe takes into account if your brownies are fudgy brownies or cakey brownies, I show what settings you’ll need for your type of brownie.

These brownies also come with a twist – baconsalt! So if you’re a bacon and chocolate lover, well this recipe really is for you. 

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What You Need for Smoked Brownies

Chocolate Brownie Mix (Make sure you check what ingredients the mix requires)

Caramel Sauce

Bacon

Kosher Salt

What Temperature to Smoke Smoked Brownies on a Pit Boss At

The brownies need to be smoked at 350°F. It’s high because this temperature will bake the brownie. 

How Do I Know When My Brownies Are Done?

The top layer should be a dark brown film and if you stick a knife through it it should come out clean. The inside should look and feel like an airy cake. 

How Long to Smoke Smoked Brownies on A Pit Boss

The brownie will need to be smoked for about 45 minutes with a short intermission halfway through. 

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What Internal Temperature You Need to Reach for Smoked Brownies

Sweetbreads like brownies follow temperature guidelines just like meats or anything you cook.

For moist fudgy brownies, the temperature should be between 180℉ – 190℉. For cake-like brownies, their internal temperature should hit about 210℉. 

To figure out which temperature you would be keeping your eyes on for this recipe, the back of the brownie batter box should say (or just do a quick browser search to see).

If you’re baking them from scratch, and you use more flour than butter in your batter, your brownies come out cakey. If you use more butter or more chocolate than flour, then your brownies will turn out fudgy. 

What to Serve With Smoked Brownies on a Pit Boss

You may want to serve the brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, strawberries or bananas. 

They can be enjoyed just as well as a treat on their own.

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How to Store Leftover Smoked Brownies on a Pit Boss

 Allow them to cool and store them in an airtight container. They can store in the fridge for up to seven days. 

Best Wood Chips for Smoked Brownies on a Pit Boss

Do not use strong and heavy woods, this will just spoil your brownies. I’d recommend using something sweet and light like maple, cherry or pecan.

What Brownie Batter Should I Use?

You can get any brownie batter at the local supermarket. I’d use a brand I trust, or if there’s one that you normally buy, just use that.

I do this to save time because making brownies from scratch can be time-consuming.

But If you want to make the brownies from scratch you can. 

How Do I Stop My Brownies From Sticking to the Pan?

Line the pan with butter, or parchment paper to ensure the brownies don’t stick to the tray. I like to use unsalted butter for desserts.

I’d avoid using heavy oils, like canola oil or olive oil even though some sites say to use them. They tend to leave an overpowering flavor on the bottom of the cake and it’s not ideal for a dessert. 

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Why Do I Need to Wait for My Brownies to Cook Before Slicing?

Letting the cake cool before slicing it gives it time to solidify.

When your cake is solid it can be cut easier. If you cut it too early, the cake can end up turning out like a mess.

If you want to cut them hot, a tip that work is to heat up your knife under hot water for 10 – 15 seconds and cut it with that. 

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Do I Need to Air Out My Smoker Before Smoking the Brownies?

You definitely don’t want your brownies tasting like the remnants of your last brisket, but if the smoker has been standing unused for 24 hours it will be okay to use for a dessert and not be compromised. 

I’d avoid using it straight after another smoke out, but if you really want to you can leave the smoker open and let it air out it might be okay to use after a few hours. 

How to Make Smoked Brownies on A Pit Boss

Step 1: Make the Bacon Salt

  • Cut up your bacon into tiny pieces and fry them. Pat them down dry with a paper towel then let them cool down completely. Set some aside to use for garnish later on.
  • Put the bacon bits into a food processor with your salt and pulse until granulated. Store in the fridge.
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Step 2: Fire up the Grill

  • Preheat the smoker to 350°F. You can use the wood of your choice.
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Step 3: Prepare the Brownie Batter

  • Combine the brownie ingredients and mix until it’s a smooth consistency. 
  • Grease a pan and pour the brownie batter into it.
  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons of caramel over the brownies.
  • Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of bacon salt over the brownies.
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Step 4: Smoke the Brownies

  • Put the brownies in the smoker and smoke for about 20-25 minutes at 350°F. Use the top shelf, it’s a practical measure I use against burning my brownies. 
  • Remove them from the smoker and add 2 more tablespoons of caramel sauce and 1 teaspoon of bacon salt over the brownies.
  • Return to the smoker and cook for about 20-25 more minutes.
  • They are ready when you can insert a knife and it comes out clean.
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Step 5: Add the Final Touches

  • Serve with a swirl of caramel sauce and garnish with bacon bits.
  • Let the brownies cool before slicing them.
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Smoked Brownies on a Pit Boss

Smoking a brownies but the smoker works just like an oven, and with the right settings and wood chips, you can achieve delicious, fluffy, and fudgy smoked brownies! 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, dessert, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dessert, grill
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 12

Equipment

  • Pit Boss Smoker

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate brownie mix
  • 4 tbsp caramel sauce
  • 5 strips Strips of bacon
  • 1/3 cup Coarse kosher salt

Instructions

Step 1: Make the Bacon Salt

  • Cut up your bacon into tiny pieces and fry them.
  • Pat them down dry with a paper towel then let them cool down completely. Set some aside to use for garnish later on.
  • Put the bacon bits into a food processor with your salt and pulse until granulated. Store in the fridge.

Step 2: Fire up the Grill

  • Preheat the smoker to 350°F. You can use the hardwood of your choice.

Step 3: Prepare the Brownie Batter

  • Combine the brownie ingredients and mix until it’s a smooth consistency.
  • Grease a pan and pour the brownie batter into it.
  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons of caramel over the brownies.
  • Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of bacon salt over the brownies.

Step 4: Smoke the Brownies

  • Put the brownies in the smoker and smoke for about 20-25 minutes at 350°F.
  • Remove them from the smoker and add 2 more tablespoons of caramel sauce and 1 teaspoon of bacon salt over the brownies.
  • Return to the smoker and cook for about 20-25 more minutes.
  • They are ready when you can insert a knife and it comes out clean.

Step 5: Add the Final Touches

  • Serve with a swirl of caramel sauce and garnish with bacon bits.
  • Let the brownies cool before slicing them.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

  • Slice brownies and enjoy.

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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