This recipe was completely and totally inspired by my recent read, “The Help” Last month, some girlfriends and I started a once a month book club, Books and Booze. It’s a great opportunity for us to push ourselves to read beyond our normal selection, gab about the book, drink, and most importantly eat.
Our first read was, “The Help” and it was so fitting as it takes place in Mississippi and we are in, well…Mississippi. I’m so fortunate that all my Books and Booze friends are foodies too because we had some delicious eats! And everything was so fitting for the theme. We had Sweet Tea with Peach Vodka Sangria, Cornbread, Caramel Cake, Crawfish Pie, Goat Cheese Tarts, Amazing Homemade Onion Dip with fresh veggies, and of course… my Chocolate Pie.
If you’ve read “The Help” I’m sure you understand why this is so inappropriate. Haha, I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed the joke.
So I wasn’t really sure where to start but I think this turned out REALLY, really well.
-22 Orea Cookies
-3/4 stick salted Butter melted
-3 Cups Whole Milk
-1 package Jello Chocolate Pudding cook & serve
-4 Cups Whipped Cream (you can use Cool Whip but it is SO easy to make yourself.)
-1/2 Package of Cream Cheese
-Hershey’s Carmel Sauce
1-If you don’t have a a food processor place the Oreos in a large plastic zipper bag and gently smash them up with a hammer. This is what I did and it only took a few minutes. Fast, easy, and I just tossed the bag for cleanup!
2-Mix cookies and melted butter together and press into a pie pan.
3-Place pie crust in 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes, until bubbling and you smell chocolate.
4-Remove and place in refrigerator until cooled and set. Before you place it in the fridge, if you noticed the sides have slipped down press them back into place with a spoon back.
5-Prepare pudding according to package directions and set aside to slightly cool.
6-Whip together Whip Cream and Cream Cheese.
7-Pour slightly cooled pudding into the pie shell and return to refrigerator until the pudding is set.
8-Once the pudding is set, drizzle a thin layer of caramel sauce over the pudding. Once again, return to the fridge to let the caramel set.
9-Top with whipped topping.
10- Sift unsweetened cocoa onto the top and top with toffee bits.
Oh this pie was so delish! Remember those dirt pies you would make as a kid? This kind of reminds me of a grown up version of this. Definitely try this recipe, especially if you have a book club meeting for, “The Help”.