The other day when I made Key Lime Pie, my son loved the crust so much that he asked if it were possible to make a s’mores pie with the graham cracker crust. It sounded like a great idea to me, so a s’mores pie was what we made! My children pretty much have me wrapped around their fingers and get whatever they ask for, with food anyway.
One of our favorite things to do in the summer as a family is sit by the fire pit and make s’mores. This pie has that wonderful chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow taste but you don’t get sticky fingers eating it. Well, if you decide not to use a fork you probably would. I am one of those people that ends up with marshmallow in my hair, and basically all over myself so this was a nice way to have “s’mores” and stay clean.
I am also one of those people that always seems to set my marshmallow on fire, which I do not enjoy. If you are like me and prefer a browned marshmallow as opposed to black, then pay very close attention to this pie once it is under the broiler. I am pretty sure that if you leave this pie under the broiler for too long you could still set them on fire, and it’s much better to do that outside then in your kitchen. As I was putting the pie in the oven I told my husband to get ready to do something if it catches on fire, his response was “Do what, blow on it?”. Yeah, I really hadn’t thought about what exactly to do if that were to happen, haha.
Originally I thought of chocolate pudding to make a cold non-bake pie, but then I started thinking more about it and decided to go the route of an actual pie.
Then I thought of heavy cream with chocolate, which would make it more of a ganache over the crust which would be delicious but not the type of pie my son was thinking of. So I decided to add some eggs and vanilla so it would puff up into an actual chocolate pie with marshmallows on top. Yum!
Of course, my son wanted me to use the small marshmallows which took much longer to put on top that the large marshmallows would have. He wanted it to look like the sweet potato casseroles you see at Thanksgiving. Which is funny because he doesn’t like sweet potatoes, and I never make that casserole. He helped me make the pie and it was fun to do together regardless.
9 inch graham cracker crust
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
Bake graham cracker crust at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Heat 1 cup of heavy cream until boiling and pour over 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Be careful not to burn the cream. Let sit for a few minutes and then whisk until chocolate is melted.
Add 3 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla and whisk until combined.
Pour into graham cracker crust. You can either use a store bought crust, or homemade which I have done. Keep scrolling for crust recipe.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until it is set. Let cool.
Once cool, top the pie with marshmallows. And put in under the broiler watching it very carefully. It was done and smoking in about 30 seconds.
Can you see the smoke? It browns so quickly, and if you aren’t watching it will catch on fire.
I have to admit, I really like the way it looks with the mini marshmallows!
Now for the graham cracker crust recipe:
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbsp. melted butter
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
I use a chopper to crush the graham crackers, but if you don’t have a chopper you could put them in a plastic bag and crush with either a rolling pin or a mallet.
Press mixture firmly into a 9 inch pie plate.
I use my hands and the back of a measuring cup to press the crumbs into the pie plate. The sides are a little bit of a challenge.
Then as I mentioned previously, before using with any pie recipe be sure to bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
So rich and chocolately and just delicious! Even though you really only need a sliver, you will want s’more 😉