Tuesday Treats – Family Favorite Hershey Pie

hershey pie ingredientsNow that Magic Bean is here–and I suppose I should find something else to call him so I don’t give the kid a complex though I figure The Little Prince is probably too much 😉 –I went back through the family recipe box(es). I inherited handwritten recipe cards from both sides. When my niece married, I put together a cookbook of family favorites. I did the same when my brother-in-law married–for my new sister-in-law, though BiL actually cooks as much as she does. When Baseball Boy joined the James Gang, I did the same for him–since he cooks more than The Only.

Anyway, I came across one that I make on holidays for the BiL. Welcome to the southern treat of Hershey Pie!

12 large marshmallows
4 regular size Hershey’s Chocolate with Almonds candy bars
1/4 cup milk
1 cup Cool Whip
1 graham cracker crust

Combine marshmallows, chocolate, and milk in a medium pan. Stir over low heat until chocolate and marshmallows are melted. Cool. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour into pie shell. Chill before serving.

You can serve plain or with dollops of Cool Whip on each slice. It tastes a lot like S’mores, only cold. 😀

Who is the repository of your family recipes?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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8 Responses to Tuesday Treats – Family Favorite Hershey Pie

  1. Janet says:

    No coffee, yet, led me to believe you were going to start calling Magic Bean Hershey Pie! OK, no – got it – I’m fine, really! I must say I like Magic Bean – I don’t see a complex happening there – but maybe just shorten it down to Beanie or MB?

    Anyway – I share my recipes with whomever requests or has had and likes. Love your idea of sharing your recipes with the newcomers to the family – a lovely tradition.

    • Silver James says:

      Well, I wrote that late last night without benefit of caffeine so no prob, Janet. 😆 His momma was called either Wild Child or the Widget. She’s warped, though I suspect it has more to do with DNA than with nicknames. 🙄

      I’m all about sharing recipes, too. When LG and I got married, one of my showers was a “kitchen” shower. Each guest brought their favorite recipe and one item needed to make it. I still have the book of those recipes. 🙂

  2. I’m with Janet. Keep calling him Magic Bean for now and shorten it later. Or it’ll just fade away naturally as he grows and develops his own personality.

    Mom’s the recipe keeper, but I grabbed all the recipes I thought I’d need when I left home. Still, she’ll give me ones I didn’t think to take with me when I ask. Now I’m the recipe keeper for my daughter. I send them as she requests them. I’m waiting for the chat message of ‘Hey Mom, how do you make meatloaf?’ since I got the porcupine meatball recipe request last month.

    • Silver James says:

      My mother got the recipes from her mother and then they came to me. I inherited my MiL’s when she passed as the only “girl” in the family. Porcupine meatballs! Yup. Meatloaf isn’t too long in coming now. 😉

  3. Liza says:

    I’m with Janet,,,thought you were now calling Magic Bean Hershey Pie. lol Need more caffeine today.

    I’m actually the keeper of my family’s recipes. I have both grandmothers’ hand written recipes and cookbooks. I get at least one call a month from someone needing a recipe.

    • Silver James says:

      I will NOT go into reasons Hershey Pie might be apropos. LOLOLOLOL Not when we’re talking about food. When looking for the pie recipe, I realized I need to digitize the entire set before the handwriting fades and cards crumble.

      In this day of fast food and boxes, Keeper of the Recipes is almost a sacred duty. *nods*

  4. Better late the never-lol
    My uncle has my grandmothers cookbook, most written my hand,
    mom had copies of most, and have added more family faves to over the yrs to hers (now mine, thought I would never find it at the house)
    I’ve never really been the cook, its been only me for most yrs.
    But I cherish the recipes because they bring back great memories.

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