Let me just say that I was not proud of my google history last Thursday — how exactly does one justify spending a solid 30 minutes on keyword searches like these:
homemade marshmallow fluff
marshamallow fluff from marshmallows
marshamallow fluff recipe
marshamallow fluff recipe using marshmallows
how to make marshmallow fluff without corn syrup
You get the picture. But I had a vision — and you’re looking at it right there in that picture. I was determined to find some sort of marshmallowy whip to finish off a chocolate pudding pie recipe that I could then call Smore Pie. And amazingly, all-powerful Google gave me nothing.
After picking up a strong what-am-I-doing-with-my-life vibe coming from her mother, Phoebe said to me: “Why don’t we just roast the marshmallows and put them on top?” With that one question she saved me an hour…and whatever dignity I had left.
A note about this crust: It didn’t hold its shape very well and I think the reason is because I didn’t let it set long enough. Once the pudding is in, I recommend having it set in the fridge for at least a day. (I’d love to hear from someone who has found the definitive graham cracker crust.) Another note about this crust: the fact that it didn’t hold its shape very well didn’t really get in the way of enjoying the pie.
9 whole graham crackers
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Blend first 4 ingredients in processor until graham crackers are finely ground. Add butter and vanilla; process until moist crumbs form. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of 9-inch-pie plate. Bake crust until deep golden brown, about 12 minutes. Cool.
Make 1 box Trader Joe’s Instant Chocolate Pudding, which calls for 2 cups of whole milk. (Or your favorite) Pour into prepared crust. Let set in the fridge for a day if you can.
For marshmallow topping:
Roast marshmallows over the open grills as you normally would. Slide them on to the pie, spacing them so that each piece gets one marshmallow. (It’s very tricky to slice through a melted marshmallow.)