Call me crazy, but in my mind s’mores are a fall treat, not summer. I know, I know…summer camp and overnight camping trips –> camp fires –> s’mores and ghost stories. Camp fires remind me of autumn and cold weather, though. Maybe it’s because I went to math camp instead of summer camp. Or, maybe it’s because when I see a roaring fire burning real wood, I think of cool New England nights in Massachusetts with Dan’s family. Either way, the only time I crave s’mores is when there’s a chill in the air. And folks, it’s starting to get nippy hereabouts…
If you’re an avid FoodGawker, you’ll know that this S’mores Pie is actually an imitation of the S’mores Bars posted by Endless Simmer blog last week. I tried to follow their recipe, but I couldn’t get 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs to cover the bottom of an 11×13 baking dish and still come out as thick as the bars pictured in the original post. So, I made some adjustments to the recipe, put everything together in a pie dish, and called this sucker a s’mores pie. See, potential employers? I am creative and think well on my feet.
The Endless Simmer’s trick of mixing Cocoa Pebbles into the chocolate layer of this pie is genius. Without the flavor/textural contrast provided by the cereal, this pie would pretty much be a giant chunk of chocolate with some marshmallows on top. Not that that wouldn’t be delicious, but it would certainly be much harder to eat in one sitting. The Cocoa Pebbles really helps cut the richness of the pie and provide an interesting crunch that makes this treat extra addictive. I guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one piece.
S’mores Pie (Adapted from the Endless Simmer blog’s recipe)
– 12 oz dark chocolate
– 2/3 cup skim milk
– 2 cups Cocoa Pebbles
– 1 cup mini marshmallows
– 2 cups mini marshmallows
(1) Preheat oven to 350.
(2) In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a bowl. Mix well.
(3) Firmly press mixture into the bottom of a pie dish. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Set aside and cool.
(5) Add Cocoa Pebbles and 1 cup marshmallows to cooled chocolate. Mix until well-combined.
(8) Transfer pie to broiler for about 2 minutes to lightly toast the marshmallows.