EASY MISSISSIPPI MUD PIE


Ingredients
For Crust
  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted and allowed to become golden brown
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla salt, but good, optional
  • For Dark Chocolate Ganache
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipping
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For Peanut Butter Mousse
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, whipping, divided use
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
For Topping
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, milk, bittersweet, or a combination

For Milk Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipping
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon white corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions
For Crust
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Put the crackers in the blender and pulse until they are crumbs.
  3. Mix in the vanilla salt.
  4. Mix with the butter and press into the bottom and up the sides of a 10-inch pie plate.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until set.
  6. Remove from oven and cool.

Dark Chocolate Ganache
  1. Bring the cream just under a boil in a large bowl in the microwave or in a heavy pan on the stove.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the chocolate and butter. Stir until melted and smooth.
  4. Spread the chocolate over the crust and place in the freezer.

Peanut Butter Mousse
  1. Whip the cream until peaks form but be careful not to overwhip.
  2. Set aside
  3. Melt the 1/2 cup chocolate chips with the 2 tablespoons heavy cream.
  4. Stir until smooth.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, cooled chocolate mixture, and sugar together until smooth and blended.
  7. Whip in the cream being careful not to deflate the mixture.
  8. Pile on top of the ganache, sprinkle with the chopped pecans, milk chocolate chips, and marshmallows and put back in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Milk Chocolate Ganache
  1. Bring the remaining 1/2 cup cream just under a boil.
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips, corn syrup, and butter.
  3. Stir until well blended and shiny.
  4. Spoon over the nut and marshmallow layer.
  5. Return to the freezer until 20 minutes before serving.
  6. Allow to stand at room temp for 20 minutes before cutting.


This article and recipe adapted from this site

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