Sunday, October 2, 2011

Double Chocolate Whopper Pie

I am loving this weekend!!! I had a blast with some amazing girl friends last night doing a little shopping and then hanging out munching on pizza, playing cards, and frosting sugar cookies! Every year as fall rolls in my craving to bake and create seems to multiply 10 fold! This little chocoholic fix came about a few weeks ago . . .
I used to hate the texture of whoopers as a kid . . . I also didn't like the sound that they made when you crunched into them . . . but I guess I am over that now . . . they add a great texture AND flavor to this chocolate fantasy . . . but you can crush or chop any chocolaty treat that you love to add in its place . . .
Double Chocolate Whopper Pie
Recipe by: Emily
Top Chocolate Layer:8 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Cups Whoppers, chopped
1/4 cup Powder Sugar
pinch of Salt
1 large Cool Whip container, defrosted.

Bottom Chocolate Layer:
1 Package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup Butter
1 cup Flour
2 cups Sugar
4 Eggs
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Nuts, chopped (optional)
3 unbaked Pie Shells

Bottom Chocolate layer:1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the butter and chocolate chips in a bowl. Melt by 15 second increments in a microwave, stirring until chocolate is melted. Add sugar to the melted chocolate mixture. Once sugar is mixed add the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt baking powder and nuts in a separate bowl. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Evenly distribute batter into 3 unbaked pie shells. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the pie is puffed and just beginning to brown on top. Remove from the oven and cool.

Top Chocolate Layer:1. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl by 15 second increments, stirring between increments until chocolate is melted. Set aside.

2. Beat the cream cheese for 1-2 minutes until fluffy. Add 1/4 cup powder sugar, a pinch of salt and 1/2 of the cool whip, mix until combined. Add the melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture and whip. Add the rest of the cool whip to the chocolate mixture and mix. Fold in the chopped whoppers.

3. Spoon the filling on to of the 3 cooled baked pies and spread evenly on top. Chop or crush more whoppers to sprinkle on top. Refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!

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