The sweet nuttiness of creamy peanut butter pie, the richness of chocolate ganache, the perfect texture of a lightly spiced graham cracker crust, and the fun and gooiness of marshmallow fluff. This is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert for anyone who’s beyond heart-shaped molten lava cakes.
Your husband won’t roll his eyes at this one, that’s for sure.
O and I first tasted whatever this thing is after running into local Automatic Slims during a rainstorm. We were blown away by the combination of flavors, and I set out to recreate it at home. We think it’s even better.
I couldn’t think of what to name it, so a bunch of ingredients and “pie” seemed appropriate.
It’s quick enough to whip up after dinner on a weekday, and you can store extras in the fridge for a pickup a day or two later.
You’ll love this, because it’s interesting, yet homey, and there’s a perfect balance of sweet, nutty, and rich.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Marshmallow Pies
5 graham cracker sheets (full box size), placed in a Ziploc bag, and beat to crumbs or 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
3/4 cup peanut butter – natural preferred
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening or coconut oil
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 7.5 ounce jar marshmallow fluff
1. Preheat oven to 375º. Spray 4 large, oven-safe mugs or wide, short glasses with non-stick cooking spray
2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Divide equally and press into the bottoms of mugs, like pie crust
3. Bake five minutes, remove, let cool
4. Beat peanut butter with electric mixer until smooth and whipped. Add in powdered sugar and beat until well-combined .
5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening or coconut oil in the microwave, a little at a time.
6. Layer: divide peanut butter mixture equally and spoon into mugs on top of graham cracker layer. Even out til flat. Repeat with rest of mugs.
7. Pour on equal amounts of melted chocolate over peanut butter layer. Let cool slightly, until no longer liquid.
8. Spoon on equal amounts of marshmallow fluff on top of chocolate layer to taste–you won’t use the entire jar here, but how much you use is at your discretion.
9. Turn on the broiler on high. Place mugs on a baking sheet and place under broiler for about a minute, or until browned and chewy. Nom!2