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Marshmallow Hot Fudge Sundaes with Pie Crust Crumbles

Hot fudge sundae

Marshmallow hot fudge sundaes with pie crust crumbles: this is probably the longest title for one of my posts yet.  The good thing, though, is that although the title is long, the time taken to make them is not.  Is that perfect for a Valentine’s treat or what?  And if you’re a fan of chocolatey goo in all of its glory, I think you and your honey will like these.

So let’s break it down: the hot fudge here is thick and dense and RICH.  Crazy rich.  That probably has something to do with the fact that it has both heavy cream and marshmallow fluff in it.  Excited yet?  And if you want to dollop a little extra fluff on top of your sundae, go right ahead.  I was too busy licking the marshmallow spoon to remember. 😉

Now this makes quite a bit of hot fudge, so get ready to enjoy this long after Valentine’s Day is over.  You could probably half the hot fudge recipe, but never underestimate when a little hot fudge might be needed in your life, like 7:30 pm on a drizzly Monday. 🙂  Actually, I think it would be really cute to make the hot fudge and then have sundaes on some family movie night.  I have a good feeling that kids would go nuts for this stuff.  It keeps great in the fridge.  You just have to put it in the microwave for 20 seconds or so after you take it out of the fridge because it gets THICK.

Hot fudge sundae

Now I seriously need to talk to you about these pie crust crumbles.  They may look humble, but they totally make this sundae.  I found them in the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook by Christina Tosi.  Have you ever eaten a pie and thought this: “I could just eat a bowl of this crust!”  😉  That’s the idea behind these crumbles.  They taste just like pie crust, and sprinkled on top of hot fudge and ice cream gives this whole sundae the flavor of a melty chocolate cream pie.  Can you dig it?!  🙂  Ah, rich chocolate wonders!  I could definitely have another one of these sundaes right now.

If ice cream in the middle of winter doesn’t sound like your Valentine’s thing, here are some other dessert ideas:

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Chocolate Sticky Toffee Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars

Deep Dish Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Peanut Butter Torte

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Brownies

Bread Pudding with Sticky Toffee Sauce

Take care!

Hot fudge sundae

(Hot fudge from a recipe in Bon Appetit from August, 2011)

5.0 from 3 reviews
Marshmallow Hot Fudge Sundaes with Pie Crust Crumbles
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • For Marshmallow Hot Fudge:
  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp instant coffee or instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp marshmallow cream
  • For Pie Crust Crumbles:
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ tbsp water
  1. For the hot fudge: Combine chocolate, cocoa powder, and instant coffee in a large heat safe bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, bring cream just to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. When the cream starts to simmer, take it off the heat and pour over the chocolate mixture.
  4. Let it set for 30 seconds, then whisk to combine.
  5. Add in the marshmallow creme and stir until thoroughly combined.
  6. Store in the fridge, heating a single serving up in a small heatproof bowl in the microwave for around twenty seconds.
  7. For the crumbles: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  8. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the flour, sugar, and salt on low until combined.
  9. Add in the melted butter and water and continue mixing until the mixture comes together in clusters.
  10. Spread the clusters out on your baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. They should be golden brown. Allow crumbles to completely cool before using.
  11. To assemble sundae: Scoop ice cream into bowls, top with as much hot fudge as you want, and sprinkle with crumbles.



{ 27 comments… add one }
  • Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction February 9, 2016, 2:20 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! A perfect dessert!

    • Amanda February 9, 2016, 4:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Marsha!

  • Jessica @ Sweetest Menu February 9, 2016, 4:11 pm

    You had me at pie crust! This looks like the BEST dessert EVER!!!

    • Amanda February 9, 2016, 4:34 pm

      Thank you, Jessica! I can get a little crazy about pie crust. 😉

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks February 9, 2016, 7:21 pm

    Dude. Please pass a spoon!

    • Amanda February 10, 2016, 9:49 am

      Thanks, Rachelle! 😉

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice February 10, 2016, 6:24 am

    Oh this looks SO good, Amanda! Is it bad that I’m craving this sundae for breakfast? 🙂 I love that you made your own sauce with marshmallows. And the pie crust on top gives it the perfect touch! Love this sweet treat!

    • Amanda February 10, 2016, 9:50 am

      I’ve craved ice cream for breakfast too, so you’re not alone! 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Michele @ Two Raspberries February 10, 2016, 5:23 pm

    omgggg!!! this look so good! even though it’s freezing here right now I would totally love this in front of the heater! 😉

    • Amanda February 11, 2016, 2:01 pm

      Thanks! Isn’t it weird that I get in the mood for ice cream in the winter? 😉 And during the summer I want gingerbread. Haha.

  • Annie @ The Garlic Diaries February 10, 2016, 8:57 pm

    This looks to die for! Drooling. I love, love, love the pie crust crumbles! Can’t wait to try this. Pinned :).

    • Amanda February 11, 2016, 2:02 pm

      Thanks so much! Try not to eat the crust crumbles by the handful as you sprinkle them on your sundae. T was really hard for me. 🙂

  • Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry February 11, 2016, 4:23 am

    This has to be one of the best Valentine’s (or any time) dessert I’ve seen, Amanda! The idea of pie crust crumbles is just genius. I feel like those crumbles would be the best on everything. The little hamster in my brain is coming now coming up with a million and one ways to devour them! 😉

    • Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry February 11, 2016, 4:25 am

      Whoops that wasn’t very well worded. It looks like my editing skills are nonexistent at 8pm at night! 😛

    • Amanda February 11, 2016, 2:05 pm

      You’re so sweet, thank you so much! I’d actually love to make a chocolate cream pie and sprinkle a bunch of these crumbles on top with chocolate curls.

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary February 11, 2016, 12:15 pm

    You probably already know I am going to tell you, ain’t nothing wrong with a long title! 😉 These hot fudge sundaes look crazy delicious and perfectly decadent! And those pie crust crumbles are genius! LOVE IT! Cheers!

    • Amanda February 11, 2016, 2:06 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne! I feel like a mad scientist trying to think of new ways to use these crumbles. 😉

  • Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting February 11, 2016, 2:46 pm

    Love this dessert! Can´t believe you added pie crust crumbles to a hot fudge sundae.
    It´s like the best of two worlds colliding! Yummmmmm 🙂

    • Amanda February 11, 2016, 8:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Johlene. The richer, the better. 😉

  • Ami@NaiveCookCooks February 11, 2016, 5:10 pm

    OMG Amanda this looks as if it’s straight from a shop!! Looks so delicious!!

    • Amanda February 11, 2016, 8:48 pm

      Aww, thanks so much! 😃

  • Manali @ CookWithManali February 11, 2016, 10:09 pm

    Wow Amanda this looks absolutely amazing! Just want to a dig a spoon right in!!

    • Amanda February 13, 2016, 10:26 am

      Thanks, Manali!

  • Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry February 12, 2016, 11:27 am

    You had me at pie crust crumbles!

    • Amanda February 13, 2016, 10:27 am

      Thanks! They do kind of call to you from the kitchen! Haha

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen February 13, 2016, 3:03 am

    Gorgeous looking dessert! The flavors going on here are just incredibly yum!

    • Amanda February 13, 2016, 10:28 am

      Thanks so much!

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