This peanut butter s’mores brownie pie brings summer indoors! Perfectly gooey and fudgy, toasted marshmallows and a thick graham crust are the perfect touch.
This recipe is brought to you in partnership with Campfire® Marshmallows. Although I was paid for this post, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
Can we talk about pie?
I am a pie fan (hashtag TEAM PIE) but honestly, it’s kind of a pain in the butt to make. Why do you think everyone gets so excited about pie? It’s because no one ever makes it for them, this is completely obvious. I have never been at a friend’s house and randomly been offered pie. Cookies, yes. Pie, no.
It’s possible that I am hanging with the wrong crowd, but more likely that while people love EATING pie, no one really feels like preparing it. All the rolling and baking and nerve-wracking slicing. Will it ooze all over the plate? Will the crust shrink up? It is for this very reason that I prefer making pies with graham crusts — it’s entirely less of an emotionally fraught situation.
I am not sure that we’ve ever discussed this, but I am already an extremely emotional person. One conversation with me and I’ve probably hugged you awkwardly, cried, asked if I can pray for you (I know. STOP BEING WEIRD, KRISTAN), tried to learn all about your hopes, dreams, and secret fears, or asked you if we can be friends and immediately started sending you weird emoji texts five minutes after our initial meeting.
Needless to say, I have no room in my life for fragile desserts that might disrupt the delicate balance of my psyche. Which is why I LOVE this simple, sturdy, decadent Peanut Butter Brownie S’mores Pie. It’s the best of all the things in the universe, and gorgeous to look at to boot. No muss, no fuss, just all rewards.
I started with a thick graham cracker crust that I pressed into a springform pan. I have found that graham crusts made in a springform not only look prettier, but they also slice easier. I filled this with brownie batter and fudge swirls, just *barely* underbaked it, and topped it with regular Campfire® Marshmallows that I then gave a quick toast under the broiler.
I always have a stash of Campfire® marshmallows on hand! With the weather staying warm as long as it does in Arkansas, an impromptu s’mores party in the backyard as late as November is never unheard of! Jon David has reached the age where sleepovers are a regular thing, so s’mores happen pretty often.
If the weather is cool or rainy, s’mores are easy enough to whip up inside — I just pop my marshmallows on a sheet pan and let them get toasty under the broiler!
I’m just saying that I’m not sure how you’ve lived this long without this pie in your life.
- 3 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 12 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
- Gooey Peanut Butter Brownie:
- 1 box fudgy brownie mix
- 1 small box (3.4 oz) chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 bag regular size Campfire® marshmallows
- In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar,and melted butter until combined. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, pudding mix, water, oil, and eggs. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Pour into prepared crust. Spoon peanut butter into a bowl and heat in the microwave for approximately 20-30 seconds, until softened considerably but not liquid. Spoon into brownie mix and swirl with a knife. Bake pie for 30 -40 minutes until just barely underdone -- a bit of fudgy, gooey batter is okay, but you don't want the middle of the pie to be raw. Remove from oven and let cool on cooling rack to room temperature, then chill several hours for easier cutting and serving.
- Top with whole Campfire® marshmallows, then place in your oven set to broil for several minutes, until the top is golden. Slice and serve.
Spray a sharp knife with nonstick cooking spray before slicing to prevent the toasted marshmallow from sticking to the knife.
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