Coffee S’more Pie

October 15th, 2018 by

You think you know everything you need to know about s’mores? We beg to differ. Not only did we remix the famous trio of ingredients into delectable pie form, but we also gathered all the shocking, scandalous, and morbid facts surrounding this infamous delicacy. The union of chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker is a tale of ingenuity. We’ve followed the trend, taking this recipe up a notch and redefining the s’more yet again!

The first known recipe emerged 90 years ago, but the s’more and its’ components were no new kids on the block. Marshmallow root was used to heal wounds throughout the ancient world, but Ancient Egypt created a sweet elixir by mixing the root with honey. The divine treat was used to soothe coughs and sore throats and was solely reserved for royalty and gods. They were used medicinally again in 1800’s France, sold in bar form as lozenges. The modern-day marshmallow has substituted gelatin for the plant’s sap, and has become a whole lot fluffier, but it still goes by the same name.

Coffee S'more Pie

Graham crackers had a far more dogmatic origin. Presbyterian Minister, Sylvester Graham, created the recipe for these crackers to curb society’s impure desires. He believed moral collapse was imminent, and our diets were a contributing factor. Condemning the sensuous nature of juicy, flavorful foods, he proposed a dry, unseasoned vegetarian diet of starches and vegetables to curb bodily excitement. The author of “On Self Pollution,” preached that a plain, wholesome diet would allow society to resist its lustful urges and allow us to return to our natural, chaste state of being.

Strangely, the first known union of chocolate and marshmallow dates back to Victorian-era funeral tradition. It was customary to serve sponge cakes and sandwich cookies filled with chocolate and marshmallow at these services. Rich, elaborate treats were often served to display the wealth of the deceased and their family, along with decorative ostrich feathers and extravagant costumes.

Later, marshmallow roasts became a trendy way to mingle. Young people congregated around bonfires, nibbling each other’s marshmallows and socializing with friends. Marshmallow roasting was considered a fun, flirtatious activity for singles. The summer fad continued through the 1890’s as a simple, inexpensive way to host.

The s’more we all know and love made its first appearance in the 1927 issue of the Girl Scout guidebook “Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts” with the title “Some Mores.” The recipe gained popularity and quickly became a campfire staple. Somewhere down the line the name got shortened, but the recipe lives on. People love their s’mores so much that the flavors have been integrated into everything from ice cream to waffles to protein bars.

As much as we love the holidays, it’s always a little sad to see the summer go. Or it was, before we found a way to keep all the gooey, rich flavors of our beloved s’mores close to our heart (and bellies) all winter long. What’s more seasonal than coffee and pie? We certainly can’t think of anything.

Try out this super easy, super yummy recipe and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed fall roaster’s blend
  • 1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows

 

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, whisk chocolate pudding mix, evaporated milk, and strong brewed coffee. Set aside.

 

Carefully pour in filling. Chill.

 

Place marshmallows in the center of the pie (they will spread as they melt). Broil until marshmallows are golden brown.

 

Serve!

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