|Chocolate Mousse Haven|
1 cup Oreo cookie crumbs
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter/ margarine, melted
2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided (2cups and 1/4 cup)
2 cups whipping cream, divided (3/4 cup and 1 1/4 cups), see substitution page
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Combine Oreo cookie crumbs, cocoa and granulated sugar in 9-inch pie plate. Stir in butter/ margarine until moistened; press onto bottom and up side of pie plate.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle 1/4 cup morsels over bottom of hot crust; let stand for 10 minutes or until all morsels are shiny. Spread chocolate over bottom and up side of crust. cool to room temperature.
4. On low heat melt 2 cups of morsels and 3/4 cup cream in a sauce pan, stir consistently. Cool to room temperature.
5. Beat remaining whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in chilled small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Fold 2 cups whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Spoon into crust; swirl top. Garnish with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate until firm.
RECIPE FROM VERY BEST BAKING