Ah, Memorial Day, the official start to summer, or at least summer hours. By now, I’m sure most of your plans are in order. If you are anything like me, your packing list is ready and waiting to be checked off. All that’s left to do is actually pack and pick up a nice bottle of wine for the friends that are so graciously hosting you this weekend.
Summer means a couple of things for me, sun, s’mores and sombreros. Aright, you caught me, I couldn’t think of a third “S” and sombrero is just kind of funny. But I am dead serious about s’mores. S’mores are the quintessential summer dessert. Graham crackers, good, chocolate, good, marshmallows, good. I can just hear Joey now. But, it’s not always easy to get everyone around the fire. Fear not, I have a solution! Brownie S’mores Pie. This pie is so easy it’s almost stupid, which is the best kind dessert of course.
1 box of brownie mix
1 pre-made graham crack piecrust
1 bag of mini marshmallows
You can find pre-made graham cracker piecrust in many supermarkets. Hey, if Sandra Lee can appreciate the power of pre-made ingredients, so can I. Of course, if you want to make your own graham cracker piecrust, who am I to tell you not to. Go for it, knock ya socks off. But I’ll just kick back and let the little Elves at Keebler do the dirty work for me on this one. The next thing you’ll need is a box of brownie mix and whatever ingredients the box calls for (usually vegetable oil and eggs). And don’t forget the best part, marshmallows!!
Follow the recipe of the box of brownie mix and combine off all of the ingredients. Pour the brownie batter into the piecrust and bake for approximately 45 minutes. The pie is finished when you poke it with a toothpick and it comes out clean. While the pie is still warm, top it with lots of marshmallows! Wait to toast the marshmallows until you are going to serve the pie so they are warm and gooey. To toast the marshmallows, you can use a small kitchen torch. No torch? No problem. Stick the pie in the toaster oven on broiler for about a minute. Keep your eye on it though; the marshmallows burn quickly. Slice and Enjoy!!