My second born is now an official teenager (Yikes!). How old does that make me? Never-mind, it doesn’t matter. Moving on…

Jason is an original kid in many ways. For one, he doesn’t like cake. What? You are asking yourself what kind of person doesn’t like cake. Well, me. I don’t like cake either. So for his birthday this year he asked for a Marshmallow Pie instead. So Lewis decided to make him a pie for his birthday treat instead. We tried a few of the recipes that we found, and didn’t like one in particular so we came up with one which is a mixture of about three. Jason loved it. It wasn’t exactly pretty but the warm brownie with melted chocolate and marshmallows on the top was amazing.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 ounces chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (we use Splenda)
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • large marshmallows, enough to cover pan
  • graham cracker crust


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl combine the butter, chopped chocolate, cocoa powder. Melt, about 45 seconds on high power. Stir. Heat in 10-second bursts until mixture can be stirred smooth.
  • Lightly whisk together the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk.
  • Stir in the flour until just combined.
  • Pour batter into graham cracker crust.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick.
  • Turn oven to 450F. Keep the oven rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over your hot brownie.
  • Place the marshmallows on the top, covering the whole surface.
  • Bake for 3 minutes, or until marshmallows are golden and puffed. Watch closely. Do not walk away. There is a fine line between golden brown and charred marshmallows.
  • Cool for about 20 minutes. It tastes really good warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

For his birthday we got him a new phone. Now he can text his buddies back in Utah (when they aren’t on the computer together which is always!) He also got a giant chocolate bar that he was ecstatic about.

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