What a wonderful busy weekend. We were able to all be together to celebrate Easter and Lainey’s birthday. Ella and I also found time to make a delicious chocolate pie.
Ella is having a good time crushing the graham crackers for the pie crust.
The chocolate graham cracker pie crust ready to go into the oven.
Now the pie goes in the freezer for 4 hours. Here is the recipe:
9 graham crackers (We used chocolate graham crackers to make the pie even more chocolately!)
5 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup sugar
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk (We used heavy whipping cream)
8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
Preheat oven to 325°. Crush graham crackers finely.
In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Pour into a 9-inch pie plate and press into sides and bottom.
Bake until golden brown and fragrant, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool at least 1 hour.
For the filling:
In a large bowl, combine sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla. Stir until evenly blended. Add cocoa powder and mile in alternating batches, a few tablespoons at a time, until evenly incorporated.
Gently fold in whipped topping until well-combined. Pour into cooled crust and smooth the top with a spatula. Freeze at least 4 hours or until serving.
Thaw for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Time for the Easter Egg Hunt! Although it was cold, we were able to fit it in before the snow arrived.
Our wonderful day concluded with a birthday celebration for this outstanding young lady. Happy 14th birthday, Lainey Marie. You are my number one!!
Here is what the backyard looked like this morning. About 3 inches of snow overnight. Where are you Spring? I am ordering flower seeds tonight. Maybe that will bring on warmer weather!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until next time,