Chocolate Birthday Pie

chocolate birthday pieSomehow, adding another birthday candle ceased to be exciting sometime in my 30’s – which was several years ago!

So when I celebrated another birthday last Friday, I choose to concentrate less on the number of candles, and more on my favorite things.

Things like quilting, reading, and of course chocolate (which I had at every meal!)

And since cake doesn’t make my favorite list, and chocolate pie does – I created a yummy chocolate pie to celebrate.

I started with an Oreo cookie crust, added a layer of dark chocolate and topped it off with chocolate whipped cream.

When Pedro saw it he declared it was “chocolate, on top of chocolate, on top of chocolate”!


Chocolate Birthday Pie

14 Oreo cookies, crushed
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup half & half
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
splash of vanilla

Combine the crushed Oreo cookies and melted butter and press into a 9 inch pie pan. Refrigerate.

In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate chips and half & half. When melted and smooth, add the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Pour into the crust and refrigerate.

Just before serving, combine the whipping cream, cocoa powder, sugar and a dash of vanilla in a cold mixing bowl.

Beat at high speed with electric mixer until the cream is whipped and thick. Spread it on top of the chocolate layer and take your time licking the bowl!

Rich, decadent, chocolate upon chocolate goodness – now that’s the perfect birthday pie!


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