Wednesday, 12 September 2012

JJ's Gooey delicious Mud pie!

Sweet One decided to have another dinner party a week or so ago, and we were bantering back and forth on what to serve. Wee Bear and TT unanimously said, "MUD PIE" for dessert!! I thought that's easy, I'll do that!!  

This Mud Pie recipe has all the sinfully delicious favorites in one pie. Chocolate, coffee, almonds and cream together create a tantalizing frozen confection. This pie is quick and is so so delicious! This is the type of dessert I'd bring to a friend's house for a dinner party. It's fancy enough for a special occasion, but its little imperfections give it a casual, homemade vibe. It's subtle enough that even non-coffee lovers will enjoy it.

1/2 package Nabisco Chocolate Wafers*(Oreo's could work as well)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 quart Jamoca almond fudge ice cream, or coffee ice cream softened ( I used Jamoca from Baskin and Robbins)
1 c. Chilled Best ever fudge sauce
Sweetened whipped cream or purchased whipped topping
Slivered almonds
cocoa powder for garnish

* May substitute prepared chocolate-cookie crumb crust
*Best ever Hot Fudge Sauce

These are the cookies I use, I found at Bellevue, Wa. QFC.

In a food processor, pulse chocolate wafers to fine crumbs.

Put the crumbs into the pie plate and add butter mix and press crumb mixture firmly and evenly. Sort of feels like playing in sand!!

Spread softened ice cream into the cookie lined pie plate. Freeze until ice cream is firm.

Top with the fudge sauce. Place in freezer approximately 2 hours to set. 

Serve frozen. Slice into eight (8) portions and serve on chilled individual dessert plates with chilled forks. Top with prepared whipped cream or whipped topping. sprinkle slivered almonds over the top of each portion and use a sieve to shake a bit of cocoa powder over the whipped cream.

Cut the pie into 8 servings.

The good news on chocolate keeps coming. A new meta-analysis from the Cochrane Collaboration showed that eating dark chocolate may reduce blood pressure. I am blessed with very low blood pressure, but, for my friends and family who are not, this is good news! In an overview of 20 previously-conducted studies, the report found that volunteers who consumed dark chocolate or cocoa powder saw small reductions in blood pressure, ranging from 2-3 mm Hg. It's not much, but it's enough for the researchers to call "statistically significant" (so effusive, those scientists), saying it might contribute to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Which means you'll probably want to try this recipe! For your health, of course!



  1. This was so good!! TT and I enjoyed the little bit left over the week after the dinner. TT says next time, double chocolate cookie crust, haha!

  2. i used 1/2 a box of the chocolate wafers, next time a full box would double the thickness! I am so happy everyone enjoyed it!!


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