Smores Chocolate Pie

This Smores Chocolate Pie is a wonderful, addicting blend of graham cracker and chocolate, piled high with marshmallows. And it’s nice and easy to make – very similar to my No Bake Nutella, Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Pie (one of my favorites!), if you’ve ever made that.

Smores Chocolate Pie

Over the summer, my work (the day job) changed offices.

At first, I was pretty excited about it. It cut my commute from about an hour to about a half hour. Who wouldn’t love that?!

The only problem is we went from having our own office space with pretty much a full kitchen, to kind of a shared space.

It was initially just for the summer, but they liked the mobility of it so much that it’s now permanent – at least for 6 months. I’m totally cool with it – I like the space and it’s so much closer (even though traffic is less awesome now that school is back – our house is surrounded by schools!).

Smores Chocolate Pie

My only problem is the lack of a kitchen. Without a fridge or microwave, it makes it hard to bring lunch with you, which I always did.

They try to offset that problem by taking us to lunch most days (there’s only 4 of us in this office). That also sounds nice, right? Well, it is. At first.

Then you realize you are always eating more than you should be, and with a higher calorie content because you are always eating out. Even a salad at a restaurant tends to have two or three times the calories of one I’d bring from home.

I’ve been trying to bring stuff from home that doesn’t need to stay cold or be heated, but let’s face it, the list of options is short and I tire of them quickly.

Smores Chocolate Pie

Between having a dessert blog and eating out too much for lunch, I am struggling to figure out some balance.

I know, I know, I need better self control. But I love food! I blog about it for goodness sake! Self control when it comes to food is not my strong point.

And this pie did not help me, but boy is it good. :)

We may be heading into fall, and pumpkin and apple recipes may be flying, but who says smores can’t move into the cooler weather with us, too?

With this pie can you can still have your favorite smores flavor, but without the campfire and sticks.

The chocolate filling is so silky smooth, it’s a great contrast to the crumbly graham cracker crust and sticky marshmallow topping.

Smores Chocolate Pie

And it’s pretty much a no bake pie, as well. Can’t beat that. It comes together quickly. The hard part is waiting while it sets.

The crust is nice and easy – my favorite way to be. Naturally, it’s made with graham crackers. This is smores pie, after all!

You crush up the graham crackers, add butter and press into the bottom of a pie pan. Done! Moving on!

The filling is nice and simple too, needing only 4 ingredients. It’s pretty much just melted chocolate mixed with milk, vanilla and cornstarch. It’s all heated on the stove, so no need for the oven.

You bring it all to a boil to get it to thicken and that’s it!

Smores Chocolate Pie

To top it off, just toast some marshmallows on top. This is the only time you need the oven, and it’s for less than 10 minutes to brown the marshmallows.

And isn’t the marshmallow top so pretty?! I stood all my marshmallows, but you could turn them on their sides if you want.

I used 41 regular-sized marshmallows (not mini or jumbo)! All that mallow is not at all overkill. Really! It balances the chocolate beautifully.

Once it’s all put together, you refrigerate it so that the filling gets a little firm.

The texture of the filling is awesome. Silky smooth and just melts in your mouth.

Smores Chocolate Pie

Personally, I like to cut a slice and put it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds before eating it. Just long enough that the marshmallows get all melty again, but the pie still holds together.

So if you’re craving an easy Smores dessert, this one is perfect and easy to put together – no matter what time of year!

Smores Chocolate Pie

Yield: one 9 inch pie

Ingredients

Crust
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tbsp butter, melted


Filling
2 cups milk
2 tbsp + 2 tsp cornstarch
1 cup chocolate chunks
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Topping
about 40 regular sized marshmallows (not mini or jumbo)

Instructions

1. Add melted butter to graham cracker crumbs and mix until combined.
2. Press graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie pan, then set aside.
3. Whisk the cornstarch and 1/4 cup milk together in a small bowl. Set aside.
4. Add chocolate chunks to a small bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, checking to make sure it doesn't burn, until melted.
5. Add melted chocolate, remaining milk (1 3/4 cup), and vanilla extract to a pan and whisk over medium heat until well combined and warm.
6. Add the cornstarch mixture to the chocolate mixture.
7. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula. It will begin to thicken.
8. Once boiling, stir continuously for about 2 minutes, until fully thickened.
9. Pour mixture into crust.


At this point, you can refrigerate until set and then add the toasted marshmallows right before serving, OR go ahead and toast the marshmallows on top and then refrigerate. Either way, here is how to add the marshmallows:


10. Place a layer of marshmallows on top of pie filling.
11. Bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes.
12. Turn oven to broil for 2-4 minutes, watching closely to remove the pie when the marshmallows are browned to your liking.


NOTE: If you chose to refrigerate the pie with the marshmallows already on it and cut a piece when you want it, I like to microwave my piece for 5-10 seconds before eating to get the marshmallows a little bit melty again.
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Comments

  1. I like s’mores. I like pie. Now I can have them both at the same time! BRILLIANT! :D
    Jess @ On Sugar Mountain recently posted…Play Nice, Rice! Arroz con PolloMy Profile

  2. I keep seeing S’mores-inspired desserts! It must be a sign. ;)
    Claire @ Lemon Jelly Cake recently posted…Homemade Spiced Chai ConcentrateMy Profile

  3. Anything s’mores is my heaven! This looks amazing. Pinned.

  4. Awesome! Something to make with my marshmallow overflow! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday
    Adelina Priddis recently posted…Fashion Friday and Female VeteransMy Profile

  5. Delicious looking cake. I hope the office kitchen thing gets worked out. They can at least get you a microwave. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.
    Diane Balch recently posted…Cucumber Salad: Red Onion & Dill #Foodie FridayMy Profile

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Diane! I hope they’ll get one too – they are freaking out about smells. Bad reason not to get one in my opinion. :)

  6. I so love this pie! It’s gorgeous! And the no fridge or microwave – yuck. I’d eat way to much eating out!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted…Peanut Butter Caramel Shortbread Bars {millionaire bars}My Profile

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Dorothy! I usually do – not good. Gotta build up my self control a bit. Easier said than done :)

  7. What gorgeous photos!
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting recently posted…Apple Pie LasagnaMy Profile

  8. No one can resist a s’more in any form! The toasty brown marshmallows look so pretty on top of this pie! Gooey melted marshmallow with a chocolate cream filling sounds great! (The photo of your S’more Cake is spectacular!)
    Wendy recently posted…Honey JumblesMy Profile

  9. Holy. Moly. That is seriously all I can say. Those brown marshmallows have my mouth WATERING! That looks so delicious. Thanks for making me gain 100 pounds just looking at it. ;) Thanks for the recipe Lindsay!!

    Xo Kylie @ Absolutely Arkansas
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  10. Woah. I have a s’mores pie recipe that I am absolutely in love with, but I think yours might give it a run for the money. It looks absolutely phenomenal. I cannot wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing this!
    Emily from Reaching Beyond My Reach recently posted…Shrimp Po BoysMy Profile

  11. Oh my goodness. If I showed my husband this… we wouldn’t be allowed to eat anything else! Looks incredible – thanks for sharing :)
    Kaitlyn recently posted…Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Homemade LarabarsMy Profile

  12. Mmmmm, I could totally face plant into this marshmallowy goodness!!
    Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life recently posted…Chocolate Pumpkin Spice CookiesMy Profile

  13. Okay, that looks simply amazing! Pinned!
    Tonia@thegunnysack recently posted…Pumpkin Desserts: Pumpkin Cream PuffsMy Profile

  14. A smores chocolate pie? Oh you are a bad girl! You are making me so jealous that I don’t have this pie in front of me right now!
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl recently posted…Easy Kale PestoMy Profile

  15. Just beautiful! It looks divine!! Thanks for sharing at Share your Stuff Tuesdays..have a great weekend!
    Erin @ Table for 7 recently posted…Rocky Road BarsMy Profile

  16. Love this pie, so gooey and delicious! Love your pie plate too! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
    Karly recently posted…S’mores DonutsMy Profile

  17. I just made this amazing pie. It’s in the fridge and looks perfect! Thanks for such an easy but yummy recipe!

  18. Featuring you today! Thanks for linking up to {wow me} wednesday. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

  19. This pie looks decadent! We don’t really know much about smores here in Australia, but I think I’m curious enough to try this pie. :-) For your lunch – try an insulated lunch box with an ice brick. This is what I do for me and for my kids. I prefer to take my own lunch, too, but I prefer it to be still fresh by lunchtime, LOL!

  20. Om nom nom nom nom nom nom nom

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