Summer may be over, but a summertime camping favorite doesn't need to be put away until next year!!
I had a request several months ago from a dear friend of mine to make a dessert featuring s'mores. I'm always up for a challenge when it comes to baking.
This pie features a graham cracker crust, chocolate and marshmallow creme. It truly tastes like the traditional s'mores you would make around the campfire.
The closest I ever came to true camping in the wilderness was when I was little and slept in a pup tent in my backyard :) The hubby was working from home today and I gave him a piece of this pie. He told me he had never heard of s'mores before, much less ever eaten one. Guess he was never a Boy Scout!!! This pie is super rich, but it's not like you eat s'mores everyday, is it?? To make it even more decadent, I drizzled some chocolate syrup on top!
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup white flour
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup unsweetened powdered cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk
1 ready-to-eat graham cracker pie crust
7-ounce container marshmallow creme
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, put margarine, sugar, flour, eggs, cocoa, salt, baking powder, vanilla and milk. Mix by hand with spoon until well combined. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust and bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Stir marshmallow creme until it becomes smooth and creamy and spread on top of pie. Just a heads up - having never worked with marshmallow creme before, I discovered it's pretty sticky! Put pie in fridge at least one hour. Remove pie from fridge when ready to eat and enjoy!! If so desired, feel free to drizzle a little chocolate syrup on top. This pie must be stored in the refrigerator - not at room temperature :)
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Cathy has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family which includes one husband, one third grader, one teen and one stepson. She has been cooking and baking for as far back as she can remember for her family and friends in "Cathy's Kitchen." She is excited to be able to share her recipes as well as her cooking and baking hints with other home cooks. Please feel free to comment or ask a question about her recipes or about cooking and baking in general.