My previous blog was about Earth-Friendly chocolate: what makes chocolate earth-friendly, so today I thought I'd give a recipe for Mud Pie, the perfect chocolate treat for Earth Day. The following recipe from the evite blog is a variation on the traditional Mud Pie. It's easy and delicious.
- 1½ cups chocolate wafer cookies, crushed into tiny pieces
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 pint coffee ice cream, softened
- 1 tablespoon Kahlúa
- 1 tablespoon brandy
- 1 cup whipping cream, plus 2 tablespoons
- ½ cup dark corn syrup
- 12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
Combine chocolate wafer cookies and butter and press into 9-inch pie plate. Place in freezer. Mix ice cream, Kahlúa and brandy. Whip 2 tablespoons whipping cream, fold into ice cream mixture, and pour into pie shell. Cover and place in freezer. Meanwhile, bring 1 cup cream and corn syrup to a simmer in medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Cool until lukewarm, about 20 minutes. Pour sauce over mud pie and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.