Created by Chattanooga Bakery more than 100 years ago as a treat to fit into coal miners’ lunch pails, Moon Pies have since become the stuff of Southern nostalgia. The chocolate-coated, graham cracker-marshmallow sandwich cheered up homesick GIs in World War II, served for a spell as the official NASCAR snack cake, and is tossed by the truckload from floats during Mardi Gras. Forget Yodels and Ding Dongs: For generations of kids in Tennessee and across the South, the Moon Pie—along with its classic sidekick, a cold RC Cola—has long been the sugar rush of choice.
This recipe makes double the amount of marshmallow filling you’ll need for the Moon Pies. Spread the remaining filling on a greased baking sheet and cut into shapes for snacking, or to top hot chocolate.
- by Hannah Lee Leidy
- by TLP's Partners
- by Jacob Hollifield