Thursday, June 28, 2007

Decadent Chocolate-Marshmallow S'Mores Pie!

Oh. My. Gosh.
Graham-cracker crust. Chocolate-y pudding filing. Burnt-sugary toasted 'marshmallow' topping. Just like those S'mores you used to make over the campfire. Only in a pie. And all vegan. And totally decadent.

I have to give credit where credit is due... this is my Middle Sprout's idea, completely! (and except for a few minor tips, she did the whole thing herself!!)

Crust:

(You could just buy one, but I wanted to show my Sprout how easy it was to make a graham cracker crust, plus most commercial graham cracker crusts have honey in them, which vegans usually avoid.)

1-1/2 cups vegan graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons brown sugar
6 tablespoons Earth Balance, melted

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.

Press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. (#1.)
Bake until set and golden, about 8 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack.


Chocolate Filling:

1 package chocolate pudding mix (we used Oetker Organics, but there's several different types. And even plain old "Jello" chocolate pudding mix is vegan!!!) Just mix with soy milk.



Mix pudding according to directions, (#2.) but use 1/2 cup less soymilk so it sets up firmer.
Pour into chilled pie shell. (#3.)
Refrigerate.

Toasted "Marshmallow" Topping:

OK, the tricky part.

We used Ricemallow Creme which is a vegan version of marshmallow fluff. (If you eat egg-whites, Marshmallow Fluff will work fine too).

We thought we'd toast it under the broiler to get that "toasty marshmallow" color and flavor.
Word to the wise, it melts into a liquid PUDDLE if you try this straight out of the jar.

So, we made a 9-inch circle of Ricemallow fluff on a cookie sheet, and froze it solid (about an hour).

THEN we stuck it under the broiler until it started to bubble and turn all "toasted marshmallow-y" (#4.) and QUICKLY slid the toasted, and only slightly-melted mass onto our chilled chocolate pie.
The melted marshmallow oozed around the edges of the toasted part (as you can see) but that only made it more yummy! (#5.)

TAH-DAHHHH... success is sweet.
(Though the picture does NOT do it justice!!)

Chill.
Sprinkle with vegan chocolate shavings if desired.
Enjoy. Compliments of my creative Middle Sprout...(#6.)

13 comments:

LisaJean119 said...

umm....amazing... i need to do that! awesome ideas you guys have!

textual bulldog said...

oh. my. gosh. this is AMAZING! beautiful! great job. :)

bazu said...

That is really cool! The melted marshmallow topping is just perfect - and so s'mores-y. Kudos to middle sprout!

healthnut said...

Wow that looks so good!

healthnut said...

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VeggieGirl said...

a s'mores pie!! how decadent!! great-looking dishes here

urban vegan said...

you are truly a vegan gone wild.

Cherry said...

That looks great! Just another example of how vegan children can enjoy the same traditional treats that non-vegan children have. By the way, thanks for visiting my blog!

The Veggie Cookster said...

Wow, that looks soooooooo good! I love my desserts so I'll definitely be giving this one a try! :)

Susan said...

This looks amazing! My kids would love this, and I love showing them that vegan food can be just as yummy as the junk they like to eat elsewhere. Thanks!

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

What a great reincarnation of the s'more!

vegan decadance at it's finest! yum!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

OH my! Yum. Love the step-by-step photos! Can't wait to see your ratatouile post ;-)

jab said...

Wow, that pie is redonkilous. I'm getting diabetes just looking at it. Mmmm...delicious diabetes.

What brand of graham cracker crumbs do you use? The only vegan brand of graham crackers I can find are the Amaranth kind, and I'm not too fond of those.