My daughters love making s'mores. Roasting marshmallows in the chiminea is always bound to bring on an evening loaded with smiles and a deliciously gooey messy fun evening, perhaps topped with a falling star slowly drifting across the night sky. If weather doesn't permit, surprise the children with this pie and get them in on the fun with assembling it.
1. Buy a ready made graham cracker pie crust or 12 mini ones or you can make your own favorite recipe.
2. Arrange mini marshmallows (cut in half) and chocolate chips on top of the pie crust (as many as you like), so they form a single layer with a little space in between.
3. Cook one 5 oz. (141 g) box of chocolate pudding (NOT instant) by blending contents into 2 cups milk and 1 cup heavy cream in a medium pot. Stir and heat over medium flame until bubbling and thickened. Immediately pour into pie crust slowly and carefully so the contents don't shift. Note: If there is any pudding left over, pour into small bowls, refrigerate and enjoy.
4. Leave pie at room temperature until it cools completely. Wrap with foil or plastic and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
5. While pie cools whip 2 cups of heavy cream with 2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Place in container, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
6. Remove pie from refrigerator, smooth on whipped cream with spatula until desired thickness and using a butter knife shave your favorite chocolate bar on top.
7. Advanced: Instead of whipped cream you may whip a marshmallow meringue, spread on pie and kitchen torch it or place it just under a broiler for 1-2 minutes. How lovely is that?