Thursday, March 3, 2011

~ Mocha Pecan Mud Pie ~


I've been in an ice cream state of mind lately. This is from Southern Living a long time ago but I've made it a jillion times!  You can try all types of flavors of ice cream & toppings if you like.
This dessert is so rich, your guests will never know it was lightened.
Serves 8-9 
Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Vegetable cooking spray
1 teaspoon sugar

1 pint light coffee ice cream, softened
1 pint light chocolate ice cream, softened
1 cup coarsely chopped reduced-fat cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, divided (about 10 cookies)
1 (6-ounce) ready-made chocolate crumb piecrust
2 tablespoons light chocolate syrup


Preparation
Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with sugar. (I don't use the sugar...just toast the pecans as usual.) Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool.


Stir together ice cream, 3/4 cup cookie chunks, and 1/3 cup pecans; spoon into piecrust. Freeze 10 minutes. Press remaining cookie chunks and pecans evenly on top. Cover with plastic wrap, and freeze 8 hours. Great to make in advance! Drizzle individual slices evenly with chocolate syrup when serving. Of course,  you can add whipped cream and chocolate shavings too! :-) I used Keebler Chocolate Ready Crust, Häagen-Dazs Light Coffee Ice Cream, and Häagen-Dazs Light Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream.  LOVE coffee ice cream!

I'm joining Miz Helen, Alli and Michael Lee West for their weekly memes. By all means, stop by each of their blogs...I promise you'll find some of the best recipes ever!

xoxo
Pat






12 comments:

Melanie said...

Sounds delish! I just got my Southern Living in the mail but I haven't had time to read it yet. I am into day 4 of no sugar or starches but it looks yummy.

Jill said...

BE STILL MY HEART! That Pie is amazing! Must make it!

NanaDiana said...

I can hardly keep from licking my screen and I am at work...I hope no one notices the drool on my keyboard! Does this look WONDERFUL!!!! Hugs- Diana

ButterYum said...

Oh my - what a fabulous looking pie.

Happy FF
ButterYum

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Another wonderful recipe! I can't get enough chocolate.

Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday again!

Candace said...

Pat Pat Pat Pat....what are you doing to me with this delightfully sinful looking pie?!!!! This would be my choice in a lineup of desserts. Have a wonderful weekend, girl!

Mrs V said...

Im visiting from Sweet Tooth friday and this looks amazing!!

nanny said...

Too pretty to eat!!!! (well maybe just a small piece) ha

Miz Helen said...

Hi Pat...oh girl, this pie looks awesome. What a beautiful presentation. Your recipe looks very good and of course I will just have to have it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

Julie Harward said...

Ohhh, YUMMY! I need some of this good stuff...my favorite kind of dessert! ;D

Jacqueline said...

Wow, that just "melts" me! I am such an ice cream girl - must be my Wisconsin roots (the dairy state you know!!!) This looks so great and of course your image is wonderful. I don't think I could ever say no to ice cream!

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations Pat!
You are featured on Full Plate Thursday 3-10-11. In addition you will be featured on Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-13-11. Be sure and pick up your Red Plate, Enjoy!