Moonfetti Pie. Photo courtesy Fairytale Brownies.

Recipe Friday: Fairytale Brownies Moonfetti Pies

Written by Marilyn Hawkes Category: Recipes Issue: October 2017
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If you’re looking for a new way to get your marshmallow fluff fix, Fairytale Brownies co-owner Eileen Spitalny offers up Moonfetti Pie, a sweet concoction that marries a dreamy combination of chocolate, marshmallow fluff, caramel sauce and sprinkles – kind of like a whoopie pie meets brownie sundae. The recipe is the result of a collaboration between Fairytale Brownies and local candy maven Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals.

When you melt chocolate in the microwave, be careful not to overcook because it will burn, Spitalny says. You can also melt the chocolate over a double boiler: “Just make sure you stir, stir, stir. That’s the key to melting chocolate.”

You can find Fairytale Brownies at AJ’s Fine Foods and Duck and Decanter or order them at brownies.com.

Moonfetti Pies
8 original Fairytale Brownies
From-scratch or store-bought marshmallow fluff
2 lbs. dark dipping chocolate (Ghirardelli is recommended)
Colored sprinkles (found in the ice cream or baking aisle) for dipping
From-scratch or store-bought caramel sauce, for saucing plate
Additional marshmallow fluff for garnishing

Preparation

  • Place four brownies top-side down on work surface. Use a spoon to place marshmallow fluff on center and spread it around. Top with another brownie. Wrap each “pie” tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • After the sandwiches have had time to freeze, place the dipping chocolate in a microwave proof bowl and melt according to manufacturer's instructions.
    Remove “pies” from the freezer. Remove the plastic wrap. Dip each pie in the melted chocolate, gently shake the pie over the bowl to remove excess. Place pie on a Silpat non-stick baking mat or parchment lined sheet pan. Immediately sprinkle the pies with the colored sprinkles. Allow to cool completely in the refrigerator.
  • To serve, place a small scoop of marshmallow fluff in the middle of each dessert plate. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Place the Moonfetti Pie in the center of the plate and sprinkle with additional sprinkles. Serve. Encourage guests to have fun by eating the pies like we did as kids — with their hands.

*Editor's note: A previous version of this post misspelled Eileen Spitalny's name.