Cakespy: Leftover Peeps S'more Ice Cream Pie

[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every Monday to share a delicious dessert recipe. —The Mgmt.

Easter is over, which means that all of the Easter candy is available at extreme discount (so glad!). And here's a perfect way to use those surplus sugarcoated marshmallow creatures: Peeps S'more Ice Cream Pie.

Made by filling a buttery graham cracker crust with rocky road ice cream, this frozen delight gets a sweet finish with broiled Peeps nesting on top, making for a treat that is as much eye candy as it is sweet to eat.

About the author: Jessie Oleson is a Seattle-based writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. She is currently at work on her first book.

Cakespy: Leftover Peeps S'more Ice Cream Pie

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About This Recipe

Yield:6
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:3 hours
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pint rocky road ice cream, softened (chocolate is fine too)
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 12-14 Peeps in various colors and shapes

Procedures

  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 325.

  2. 2

    In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar; add the butter, and stir until well distributed.

  3. 3

    Press the graham cracker mixture into a greased 9-inch pie plate.

  4. 4

    Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until lightly brown. Remove from the oven, and let cool to room temperature.

  5. 5

    Spoon the ice cream into the crust, gently smoothing it down so that the ice cream lies flat; take care, because the crust is fairly delicate and you don't want to get crumbs in the ice cream.

  6. 6

    Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.

  7. 7

    Spread the marshmallow fluff in an even layer on top of the ice cream; place the Peeps on top of the fluff in whatever configuration you'd like. Return the pie to the freezer for at least two hours or even overnight; you really want it to be pretty frozen before the next step.

  8. 8

    Just before serving, broil about 6 inches from the heat source for about 1-2 minutes, or until the Peeps are nice and toasty. Serve immediately.

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