Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Inspired by the clearance table
Individual Chocolate Cream Pies
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1 ½ ounces (1/2 of 3 ounce package) cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ tablespoons cocoa
2 ½ tablespoons milk
1 cup (1/2 pint) chilled whipping cream
6 single-serve graham cracker crumb crusts (4-ounce package)I used the chocolate crusts
Semi-sweet mini chips
In small mixer bowl, beat cream cheese , sugar and vanilla until well blended. Add cocoa alternately with milk, beating until smooth. In small mixer bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff; fold into chocolate mixture. Spoon into crusts. Cover; refrigerate until set. Garnish with whipped topping and small chocolate chips.
I found these mini chocolate crusts on the clearance table for 64 cents and I couldn't resist. I bought two packages and ended up making this recipe twice with them. I would have liked to have tried another recipe but it was requested that I make this one twice so that's what I did.
This was a nice light filling. The cream cheese provides some texture but it's tanginess doesn't stand out. I'm sure it helps balance the sweetness of the sugar even though it doesn't scream at you. This is really just a delicious chocolate mousse filling.
The funny thing is that I made these because I bought the crusts on clearance and then my son only ate the filling. It figures.
Question of the Day: When was the last time someone requested that you make a certain recipe? What was it?