Kelly's French Silk Chocolate Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 keebler 8-inch graham cracker crust (or homemade)
  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 1 teaspoon good vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • Cool Whip
  • 1 Plain Hershey Bar, room temp
  • maraschino cherry (optional)

Instructions

1 _ In microwave, melt chocolate, set aside to cool.

2 _ In medium bowl, cream butter, gradually add sugar, cream well.

3 _ Mix in melted, cooled chocolate and vanilla.

4 _ Add eggs 1 at a time, beating 5 minutes each, and scraping sides of bowl often to incorporate all sugar.

5 _ (Beat until no longer any grains of sugar).

6 _ Spoon and smooth into pie crust.

7 _ Chill until set, about 1 hour.

8 _ Serve topped with Cool Whip, chocolate shavings and a maraschino cherry.

9 _ *Double this recipe for a 9-inch deep dish pie.

10 _ Variations: add, in addition to vanilla, 1 teaspoons peppermint extract, tint Cool Whip pink for Valentines day, green for St Patty’s day.

11 _ Top with crushed peppermint sticks/candy canes just before serving for Christmas.

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