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.