Sometimes when you have a rough day, a good piece of pie is just the thing to turn your spirits around. Sometimes a week is so bad, you need a second piece. And during an unfortunate sometimes, a summer is so tough that you need an entire pie with all your favorite flavors and a side of rosé. Or bourbon. Or both. And of course, a great ladypal to share it with.
I can't promise you this pie will solve all your problems, but I can promise you that making this food monster will distract you and give you an excellent sugar high. You'll start with a salty sweet pretzel crust, fill it with double fudge brownie, then top the whole thing with a whole, yes, whole, jar of marshmallow fluff to toast. No pity party dessert would be complete without some booze, so break out the bourbon and sugar for a caramel sauce and you're done.
The good news about this pie is that, while it's got a lot of layers, most of them are quite simple to put together. This pie is not pretentious — it's a mostly store-bought hybrid mess made for quick satisfaction rather than fancy times. This is a pity party! So don't apologize for buying boxed brownie mix. It's not the time to impress anyone. It's time for sweatpants and wine.