December 1, 2012

Layered Mocha Fudge Pie



Before we get into just how absolutely scrumptious this layered Mocha Fudge Pie is, I'd like to share a couple of really exciting 'technical' changes here at The Kitchen is My Playground.  Did you notice?  Did you notice??  No?  Well, then please allow me to share!

First ... I'm very excited to share that I've created a photo recipe index.  Yup ... photos!  Instead of just links.  Photos for each and every recipe on The Kitchen is My Playground, all in one convenient place.  Hopefully this will make it easier for you all to locate those delicious dishes here that pique your interest.  Click on over to check it out, and let me know what you think.  I hope you like it!

Second ...

... The Kitchen is My Playground now has its own custom domain name.  Yay!  Instead of having a URL with 'blogspot' in it, the site now officially is a .com ...  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com, to be exact!  If you have The Kitchen is My Playground bookmarked, you may want to update the bookmark to point to the new URL ... but no worries if you don't update it, the 'old' URL will automatically redirect to the new one.  (If anyone experiences difficulty with this, please let me know so I can get it fixed.  Pretty please.  Thank you!)

And now ... moving on to Mocha Fudge Pie!  Scrum-didily-umptious 3-layer Mocha Fudge Pie.  See those yummy layers?



You know, when I sat down to think about when I started making this Mocha Fudge Pie, I realized I got this recipe about 18 years ago.  (And my Candy Cane Cookies post I did a few days ago? ... been making those with my Mom for about 35 years.)  Ummmm, just exactly when did I become old enough to say I've been making 'xyz' dish for about 20 to 30 years??  That just.  Doesn't.  Seem.  Possible.

Well, all those 18 years I've been making this, it's always been a hit.  Each and every time.  Yes, this is one of those recipes ... one that whenever people take their first bite, you hear a deeply satisfied mmmmmmmmmm.  Music to a cook's ears.

With a coffee-laced fudgy brownie bottom, topped with two creamy pudding-and-Kahlua-and-coffee layers, what's not to love?

Whip this up, cut into those beautiful, creamy, mocha fudgy, layers ...



... and dig in.  I'm pretty sure your taste buds will do a happy dance.

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Mocha Fudge Pie
Source:  Adapted from Cooking Light magazine


Ingredients
1st Layer:
1/3 c. hot water
2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 of a 19.8 oz. box fudge brownie mix (about 2 c. dry mix)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites

2nd Layer:
3/4 c. milk
2 T. Kahlua
1 tsp. instant coffee granules
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 small (3.9 oz.) package chocolate instant pudding*
1 1/2 c. Cool Whip*

3rd Layer:
1 T. Kahlua
1 tsp. instant coffee granules
1 1/2 c. Cool Whip*
Chocolate curls (optional)


Directions
For the 1st Layer:  
1.  Combine hot water and 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules in a medium bowl; stir well.  Add dry brownie mix, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and egg whites; stir until well blended.  

2.  Pour into a 9-inch pie plate coated with non-stick cooking spray.  Bake at 325 degrees for 22-25 minutes, until brownie is done.  Cool completely.

For the 2nd Layer:  
3.  Combine milk, 2 tablespoons Kahlua, 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and pudding mix in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 1 minute.  Gently fold in 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip.  

4.  Spread pudding mixture evenly over brownie layer.

For the 3rd Layer:  
5.  Combine 1 tablespoon Kahlua and 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules in a bowl; stir well to dissolve coffee granules.  Gently fold in 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip.  Spread mixture evenly over pudding layer.  Sprinkle with chocolate curls, if desired.

Store loosely covered in the refrigerator.


* Sugar-free instant pudding mix and Lite Cool Whip work just fine in this recipe.

Enjoy!


11 comments:

  1. Congrats on your own domain name!!! This pie sounds incredible.

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  2. Love the new ...com! Wow! ---this pie is amazing! William and his parents think so! :)

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  3. Oh this looks so good! I must try it one day. Pinned to my food board!

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  4. I am pinning this too so I can try it soon. WOW does it look tasty! Followed you over here from Freemotion By The River's linky party. I haven't put a recipe up in a while - it's about time! I do have a couple ready, just haven't typed them up. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Oh my, Tracey, this looks delicious. I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays link party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html

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  6. This looks so good. I would love a piece right now. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  7. Fabulous looking pie
    It seems scrumptious = perfect for me :)

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  8. Tracey,
    What a beautiful slice of pie. Your Layered Mocha Fudge Pie looks so delicious, a great holiday dessert. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Congrats on the .com. That is so exciting! Now that pie...holy cow!!! It is absolutely divine looking! I am sitting here drooling over that bite shot!!!

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  10. the BEST pie to take to parties, EVERYONE loves it, started making this when I got Cooking Light magazine for my birthday one year, many August's ago~ I just make the whole box of brownies, one pie to go,and one to stay home!

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