This is nothing fancy. It's almost embarrassing actually. But anyone who knows me, knows that I'm a sweet fanatic- especially chocolate. I get it from my Mom. And when the craving hits, it MUST be satisfied. But I can't settle on something ordinary like Snickers. And usually I keep some decent Trader Joe's Belgian chocolate on hand. You never know when I'm going to watch Chocolat and need to have something decadent to go with it. One day last week while Bennett was treating me to a long nap, the need for something sweet hit, and there wasn't a candy bar in sight. So I did what any good housewife would do and raided the pantry. What I ended up with is now my favorite dessert.. the easiest thing I've ever made, and I may never painstakingly pipe homemade frosting onto cupcakes ever again.
As simple as this 5 ingredient, no bake pie is, it's pretty rich. Not for the faint of heart... so if you're one of these Blue Lou's who hates rich and divine desserts, then skip this one. It is fudgy and dense and so good with raspberries on top!
This is of course nothing original, and there are a million variations to try with it. Next time I might do a peanut butter version, or perhaps add a layer of cream cheese frosting. An oreo cookie crust is a good base for just about anything if you ask me.
For The Crust:
1/2 Stick of Butter
For the Ganache Filling:
1 Cup Heavy Cream
2 Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Raspberries or Strawberries
To make the crust, use a food processor to crush the cookies. Add to the center of 9 inch pie pan or quiche dish.
Melt your butter and pour over crumbled cookies. Combine until cookies have absorbed the butter and press firmly into the dish to form a crust. Set in the refrigerator for about an hour and then make your filling.
For the ganache, pour chocolate chips into a heat resistant bowl. Bring heavy cream to a simmer over Medium heat. Pour immediately over chocolate and stir gently with a whisk until chocolate is thoroughly melted and smooth.. (it is gorgeous at this phase) Pour into cooled pie crust and refrigerate for about an hour before serving with your toppings.
Share with friends.. or you might eat it all by yourself!