Easy S’mores Protein Pie
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Now you can have all your s’mores favorites in pie form! This s’mores protein pie fills a graham cracker crust with a rich and creamy chocolate filling and tops everything off with toasted marshmallows.
This is one of the easiest s’mores pie recipes you’ll come across. I’m betting you can knock out prep in 10 minutes if you work fast!
How to Make This S’mores Protein Pie
You’ll only need three dry ingredients—protein powder, cocoa powder, and a granulated sugar substitute. I’ll cover ingredient notes and substitutions below.
Making the Protein Pie Filling
Mix the trio together before adding two superstar ingredients for the rich and creamy factor—canned pumpkin and fat free cream cheese.
For best results, make sure your cream cheese is at room temp or softened before you mix everything together. Nobody likes a lumpy pie filling!
You can also use a stand mixer or food processor to make sure everything is mixed well.
Filling the Crust
Before you add the protein pie filling to the crust, you’ll need to spray the crust with cooking spray and put it under the broiler for a minute or two. This gives it a golden brown color and helps prevent any crumbling of the crust when spreading the filling.
You could also use an egg yolk wash like in my pumpkin pie protein cheesecake.
Then it’s time to fill the crust with the s’mores pie filling and top with marshmallows. Throw it back under the broiler for another minute or two, and you’re done!
Just pop it in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
Modifying Your S’mores Pie
I originally posted this recipe on my Instagram to get an idea of ingredient questions. I’ll cover the most frequently asked questions below.
Can I use a different protein powder?
The recipe calls for PEScience Select which is a blend of whey and casein. This type of protein powder is a bit thicker than whey-only protein powder. You can get an idea of the expected consistency in the photo below.
If you use a different protein powder, you may need to add a bit more to match this thicker consistency. The pie will thicken as it chills in the refrigerator so you have a little wiggle room here.
PEScience has a cool option to order a small 5-serving packet. So if you wanted to try this recipe and something like my no bake s’mores protein bites, you could do it without fully committing. Then when you try and love it, you can use my affiliate code mason to save 15% off on PEScience products.
Oh, and if you use a chocolate protein powder, keep the cocoa powder amount the same.
Is there a substitute for canned pumpkin?
If you’re not a fan of pumpkin, I’ll start out by saying you’ll never know it’s there. Seriously, not even a hint of pumpkin.
That said, you could try using something like avocado or other fruit/veggie purées. Typically, I’ll suggest unsweetened apple sauce as a substitute in protein powder recipes. But in this case, the apple sauce won’t have time to evaporate during baking.
Will any granulated sugar substitute work?
Probably so. Like I mentioned in my Greek yogurt biscuits recipe, Swerve measures 1:1 for sugar while some other substitutes can be more concentrated.
Check the weight on your sweetener and if 1/2 cup doesn’t weigh 96 grams, you may notice slight differences in consistency, similar to the protein powder.
Is there a dairy free cream cheese substitute?
I’ve seen readers use plenty of vegan cream cheese products in recipes. I posted a thread in my Facebook group to get specific product recommendations and approved recipes.
Daiya products, Trader Joe’s dairy free cream cheese, and Tofutti seem to be the most common suggestions.
Final S’mores Protein Pie Recipe Notes
Since this s’mores protein pie is only broiled for a few minutes, it’s difficult to mess up. You can probably get away with all kinds of substitutions. As long as the consistency is on the thicker side before chilling, you should be straight like 12:30.
If you have a question I missed or make a pie with a new modification, let us know. Drop a comment below or join my Facebook group with 10,000 other healthy home cooks!
- 15 oz can Pumpkin
- 8 oz Fat Free Cream Cheese, or 1/3 fat
- 2 scoops (62g) PEScience Select Protein Powder, vanilla
- 1/2 C (96g) Granulated Sugar Substitute, I used Swerve
- 1/2 C (40g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1 1/3 C (60g) Mini Marshmallows
- 1 9" Graham Cracker Crust
- Set your oven to a high broil.
- Mix the protein powder, sugar substitute, and cocoa powder together in a large bowl before adding the pumpkin and cream cheese. Mix until smooth. (I used a stand mixer to mix everything together. You can use a food processor or by hand. Just be sure to mix well to eliminate any lumps.)
- Place the pie crust on a baking sheet and spray the crust with cooking spray. Place on the middle rack under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until slightly golden.
- Add the mixture to the pie crust. Use a rubber spatula to smooth the top to the edges. Top with the marshmallows.
- Place the pie back in the oven for 1-2 minutes until the marshmallows begin to brown on top.
- Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving.
- Each slice has 7 Smart Points.
- With a reduced fat crust: 220 calories, 12g protein, 32g carbs, 5g fat, and 6 Smart Points per slice
- Nutrition facts do not include any carbs from the zero-calorie Swerve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Slices Serving Size: 1 Slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250 Total Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 34g Protein: 12g