03 March, 2010

Celebrating...St. Paddy's day in 2 weeks

We are 2 weeks away from St. Patrick's day and I just happened upon a recipe that sounds like the perfect treat! It's a celebration of green and chocolate!! YUM!

The recipe comes from Hershey's Kitchens.


Minty Irish Chocolate Cream Pie

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 9 min
Skill Level: Intermediate

Ingredients:

* 9-inch pie crust, baked and cooled OR 1 extra serving-size packaged graham cracker crumb crust (9 oz.)
* 1-1/4 cups sugar
* 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
* 1/3 cup cornstarch
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2-3/4 cups milk
* 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
* 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1-1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
* 18 small (1-1/2 inch) YORK Peppermint Patties, divided
* 6 drops green food color(optional)

Directions:

1. Prepare crust, if desired.

2. Combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to full rolling boil; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into prepared crust; carefully press plastic wrap directly onto pie filling. Cool; refrigerate 6 hours or until firm.

3. Shortly before serving, remove wrappers from peppermint patties. Remove plastic wrap from pie. Cut 9 peppermint candies in half; place, cut side down, at outer edge of pie filling, forming a scalloped edge. Finely chop remaining 9 patties; fold into whipped topping with green food color, if desired. Spread peppermint topping on pie. Serve immediately. Cover; refrigerate leftover pie. 10 servings.

So you've got 2 weeks to get to the grocery store to get your ingredients! Don't forget!!

Celebrate...with minty chocolate cream pie!

Luv Ya!!
Pixxa

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