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Candy Cane Recipe: Peppermint Marshmallow Pie

Updated on December 13, 2012

For this Holiday Dessert recipe:

5 stars from 2 ratings of Peppermint Marshmallow Pie

Based on S'mores

When the campfires of summer have disappeared and the yearning for S'mores have reappeared in the wake of the cold, winter nights, a wonderful recipe that mimics the gooey concoction of marshmallow and chocolate is this Peppermint Marshmallow pie.

Since I already had the ingredients and wanted to add a festive flair to it, I crushed candy canes and added them into the chocolate and the marshmallow mixture. Decorate the top of the pie with a few candy cane pieces and present this to your holiday table for your guests to enjoy.

An alternative to this 'pie' form is to make it into a square baking dish and slice the pieces into bars. In that version you will have to create the graham cracker crust yourself by crushing the graham crackers and adding butter and sugar to the mixture; then, pressing it into the pan.

In this version the pie crust was purchased already set. Getting the marshmallow topping on was the most challenging part of the recipe. But, it is delicious.

Peppermint Marshmallow Pie

Yum! Just like a S'more
Yum! Just like a S'more | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 8


  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker pie crust, ready made or make your own
  • 2 jars (7 oz each) marshmallow fluff, any brand
  • 1 12 oz pkg bittersweet chocolate morsels, any brand
  • 1/3 C whipping cream, any brand
  • 3 T butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 candy canes, peppermint flavor

Important Cooking Note

I refrigerate the pie after making, but when I remove a slice I heat it up in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. It warms the chocolate and makes the marshmallow gooey and oh, so yummy.

How to make a Peppermint Marshmallow Pie

  1. In a double boiler place the water on medium low-don't let it boil Place the whipping cream in the top section and add the butter to melt and mix together.
  2. While the cream and butter are blending, crush the candy canes between wax paper. Note: I covered a hammer with a dishcloth and tapped it gently on the candy. Make sure the pieces are small enough to blend into the marshmallow.
  3. Empty the marshmallow into a mixing bowl and add the peppermint candy mixing thoroughly.
  4. When the cream and butter have blended add the chocolate pieces and stir until melted.
  5. Pour the chocolate into the graham cracker pie shell. Add the marshmallow on the top. Decorate with candy cane pieces. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove and cut into pieces. Because this is such a rich dessert you may consider slicing very thin pieces or risk chocolate overload! Enjoy.


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Gather your ingredientsBlend the cream and butter togetherCrush the candy canesAdd the chocolate pieces and meltPour into pie shellAdd peppermint pieces to the chocolate if desiredTop with marshmallow mixture and add decoration.  Refrigerate and enjoy when set.Delightful, delicious, and decadent rich chocolate.
Gather your ingredients
Gather your ingredients | Source
Blend the cream and butter together
Blend the cream and butter together | Source
Crush the candy canes
Crush the candy canes | Source
Add the chocolate pieces and melt
Add the chocolate pieces and melt | Source
Pour into pie shell
Pour into pie shell | Source
Add peppermint pieces to the chocolate if desired
Add peppermint pieces to the chocolate if desired | Source
Top with marshmallow mixture and add decoration.  Refrigerate and enjoy when set.
Top with marshmallow mixture and add decoration. Refrigerate and enjoy when set. | Source
Delightful, delicious, and decadent rich chocolate.
Delightful, delicious, and decadent rich chocolate. | Source


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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Yes, like a s', the peppermint flavor would probably work or go online and you can get all of the candy canes and other candy treats from there. I know b/c I wrote a hub about Christmas candy and was planning to order some of my favorite raspberry candy except they had a minimum order of $15 and there was no way I wanted $15 worth of candy in my house. Maybe next year closer to Halloween, :) Then I can order other stuff and give it away. Cheers to you. Let me know when you find a solution.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Heating the pie up a bit sounds wonderful, like s'mores. We don't have the round peppermints here, either, but I'll look around and see if there's something I can use--maybe the peppermint flavoring at least. But we do have marshmallows! : )

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks, Vespa-well, if you can't find the candy canes try substituting peppermint (round) candies...I'm sure you've have better luck finding those? Thanks for your encouragement, I appreciate it. BTW- if you do try this heat the piece of pie up for about 20 seconds just before you eat it if you are removing it from the refrigerator. It truly melts in your mouth. I'm going to add that to the instructions. :) Another possible substitute: use peppermint flavoring added to the chocolate and marshmallow.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I'm going to keep my eyes open for candy canes. Sometimes we get imported goodies this time of year. This sounds fabulous and I'd love the marshmallow topping since I'm not a big fan of whipped cream. I can't wait to try this. BTW, you could do an awesome food blog. You have a really pleasant writing style and great ideas! : )

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi midget-thanks! It is delicious and very rich!

      Hello Indian Chef-thank you for reading and I hope you do try it soon. :)

      Hi mpropp-lol that's funny...leave it to the kids to trump the dessert decision. Have fun...the marshmallow can be very gooey to work with but I hope you give it a try. Let me know how you like it. Thanks.

      Hi Mary-thanks for the vote up and share. It's fun when we see our hub advertised on another hub, isn't it? Hope you and your family enjoys this one.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I was surprised to see my Hub on making chocolate balls as a related one to this Hub. Your pie look so good and it looks easy to make, too. I'll be sure and make one of these. I bookmarked it.

      Voted UP and sharing.

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      Melissa Propp 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I'm not a huge marshmallow fan in general, but I have to admit this looks delicious and my 11-year old thinks that this is a must-do family activity now that he saw the picture of your pie on my laptop. I do believe we will be testing this out very soon. Thanks!

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      looks very tasty and eye pleasing dish. you have given easy instructions and I hope to try it out sometime soon in future.. sharing with followes and voting it up.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Sounds sweetly delicious, Denise, will be pinning and sharing!

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      LOL Ruby, your comment made me chuckle. I hope you do try this...fair warning-the marshmallow topping can be tricky to work with. Once it's on-its delicious. :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Only you would have this recipe. I love it and i will try making it. Thank you..Merry Christmas..

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Carolina Muscle-Yum is the right word for this dessert. Happy Holidays to you.

      Thanks for the Pinn, Glimmer Twin. Try it...:)

      Jen-thanks for sharing. :)

      Hi Bill, I hope you do get a chance to try it. It's so good. :)

      Leslie-it's so much fun to try new recipes for Hubpages, ha ha. I have the excuse to EAT!

      Hey Frank-thanks for the rating. I hope you have a chance to try it. It's delicious.

      Hi Alicia-I'm glad this one called out to you, ha ha.

      missolive, if you love peppermint and chocolate this one is made just for you. I hope you enjoy it. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      What a perfect Christmas treat! I have always enjoyed chocolate and peppermint, you've stepped this one up for me....marshmallow?! YUM!!! What a wonderfully tempting combination. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I had to visit this hub when I saw its title, Denise! Your pie sounds extremely delicious. It's very tempting to go to the store right now to buy the ingredients! I'll definitely try the recipe during the holiday season.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      ready in an hour hmm.. maybe I can do this.. Peppermint marshmellow pie.. hmm sounds great rated it a five!!!!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago one won't make it to christmas..

      adding necessary ingredients to list

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Oh, this just sounds delicious! I do believe we will have to try this one. Thank you Denise!

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      jenbeach21 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      This looks really good! I may have to try this one for the holiday season. Pinned and shared!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      This looks delicious and perfect for this time of year. Thanks! Pinned!

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      carolina muscle 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      sounds yum!

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I'm laughing right's funny, because opposite of you-I had ALL the ingredients sitting around and begging to be put together. I 'discovered' I had the graham cracker crust up in the cupboard. Not that it would have mattered, because graham crackers are a staple in my house. (yeah, wrote a hub about that, too). But, I also discovered the marshmallow cream sitting up there and started the brain chain clicking away. With a little bit of day dreaming I came up with this holiday creation. Yes, please let me know how yours turns out. To be perfectly frank, it is SO rich that I am going to tweak it and add a skinny version after I test it out. (OMG-two S'more pies in my house! No wonder I can't lose any weight, ha ha). Thanks for the thumbs up and share. :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Are you kidding me!?!??! Denise... it's late here in California..I'm typing away thinking to myself how much I am craving something sweet and I came across your recipe! Of course I don't have any of the ingredients and the stores are closed, so therefore I must wait a whole 10 hours before I can get to the store.. LOL I have been in the mood to start my Christmas baking and this is the perfect "kick-off". Thank you for posting this... I will let you know how it turns out! Thumbs up and shared all over the creation! ♥