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“Rich and delicious! This is one of Luby's most requested recipes. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, combine 2 cups milk, sugar, cocoa, and butter.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix cornstarch and water until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  4. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk.
  5. Whisk in egg yolks and vanilla until well blended.
  6. Gradually add cornstarch mixture to mixture in saucepan, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  7. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes or until mixture is thickened and smooth.
  8. Add mashmallows and stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
  9. Pour into pie shell.
  10. Press plastic wrap diretly onto filling.
  11. (This prevents the formation of a tough, dry"skin" while cooling).
  12. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  13. Remove plastic wrap and top with whipped cream.
  14. Garnish with chocolate curls.
  15. ~NOTE~to make chocolate curls, shave from a chocolate candy bar using a pototo peeler.

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