Hello sweet friends!
Have I told you lately how much you guys rock? You totally do. Well, here’s the scoop. I’m in Michigan right now for my cousin’s wedding and have a liiiiiiiiittle Memorial Day pie to share with y’all while I’m gone. Memorial Day? You know, the holiday on Monday? The holiday where everyone busts out their grill, burger buns and bathing suits? That’s the one. And just in case you needed a dessert for your bash, I’ve got ya covered.
This recipe is part of the The Recipe Box Challenge, the fun little baking project I’ve been working on since last November. I’ve had such a good time baking my way through my Great Grandma’s recipes and have come to a deep appreciation for graham crackers, Crisco and sweetened condensed milk on the way.
However, this recipe contains none of those things! But it’s very, very, very good. I can’t believe I waited this long to try it. I love no-bake pies like this! Essentially, it’s a marshmallow cream pie studded with chocolate chips in a cookie crust but since GG called it simply “chocolate chip pie”, we’ll stick with that.
The pie crust is made with those yummy old school Nabisco chocolate wafers. I recommend buying two boxes at the store and making this next. You won’t regret it! To me, chocolate wafers taste just like thin oreos…..I love oreos.
Now the filling for this is made by melting marshmallows down and then mixing that with whipped cream and chocolate chips. That’s it. In that way, it’s almost like a jello pudding pie in that the gelatin in the marshmallows is what helps the pie set! The baking nerd in me thinks that is very, very cool.
It’s total yum and reminds me of one of those recipes from an old Church cookbook (the best kind!). I’m a big fan. It’s like rice crispie treat meets cream pie. How could you go wrong with that??!
Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend! And remember….when in doubt, bring a pie.
Winner of the NESPRESSO (!!!) is……..(drum roll please) Bree Williams, comment number 1079! Bree, please email me to claim your prize!
Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pie
makes 1 pie
1 package Nabisco chocolate wafers
4 tbsp butter, melted
30 regular sized marshmallows (not the small ones)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup chocolate chips or shaved dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the cookies in a large plastic bag and then smash the heck out of them using the bottom of a glass, a meat mallet or whatever ya got. You want fine crumbs but it’s okay to have small pieces of cookie in there, too! Pour in the melted butter and mix until combined.
Spray a pie dish with cooking spray and then press in the cookie crumbs. Press the crumbs down in the pan and along the sides with your hands to form a crust. Place crust in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.
To make the filling, place marshmallows and milk in a double boiler OR in a small pot set over a large pot of simmering water. Melt the marshmallows and milk together completely and stir well. Then, remove from the heat and let cool completely (this will take about 20 minutes).
Whip your cream until soft peaks form. Gently, fold in the melted marshmallow mixture to the whipped cream and add the chocolate chips. Stir gently then pour filling into baked (cooled) crust. Place pie in fridge and let chill for 2 hours before serving.
3 hours (includes time to chill pie)
** You can also use either a graham cracker crust or a vanilla wafer crust in this recipe! Here’s a recipe for the graham cracker crust I use most often and love.