I made this pie for a special anniversary dinner I made for Sir Monkeypants and me on Tuesday. The poker boys only WISH I had made it for them.
Pie crust + chocolate + whipping cream = Chocolate Mocha Pie. It’s rich, it’s chocolately, it’s the kind of treat that makes you want to forsake all other foods. YUM.
First, you make a pie crust and bake it (I bake mine at 450 for about 12 minutes).
Then, you take 25 big marshmallows and melt them in a pot with 1/2 cup milk. Add 1 cup chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons instant coffee grounds (very important to crush them to a powder first with a rolling pin or the back of a spoon, as a big chunk of coffee in your pie will taste bitter).
Stir until the chocolate chips melt, then remove it from heat to cool:
Once cool, take 1 cup whipping cream and whip it until stiff:
Then fold it into the cooled chocolate/coffee mixture. Pour the mix into the pie shell and chill several hours and you’ll get this:
This pie was super easy and super delicious. It’s heavy and rich and would be perfect for a wintertime dinner party. Or an anniversary dinner. Or poker, but na na na na na, poker boys, WE ATE IT ALL.
My only complaint about this pie is that it is not really very pie-like. The crust really takes a back seat to that thick, thick layer of chocolate-mousse-like goodness. Really, you could just take the filling part and chill it in individual little dessert cups and skip the crust altogether, and no one would notice a difference. So while we loved this, and I predict it will become an anniversary tradition, I don’t really consider it good pie-making practice, per se.
Still, SO YUM. It’s a keeper.