Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chocolate Mud Pie

My kids have this fun cookbook from Disney.  It's filled with breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas, even desserts.  It's one that's really fun for Mama 'cause I love having the kids in the kitchen with me and they love picking out their own recipes.  So every once in awhile, we'll pull it out and put something on our meal plan.  A couple of weeks ago, we tried this Chocolate Mud Pie.  Delicious!  Not only was it fun for the kids to see how it transformed in the oven, but it would also make a fun treat for your sweetie on Valentine's Day.  Hope you like it!

Chocolate Mud Pie
(*From the Disney Magic Kitchen Cookbook)

1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt (I omitted)
1/4 c. fat-free milk
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 c chopped walnuts (I omitted)
3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 c. warm water

Fresh berries and ice cream on the side

1. Turn the oven on 350 degrees.  Spray 9x13 pie plate with cooking spray.

2. Stir together flour, granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Stir in milk, oil, vanilla, and walnuts (if desired).

3. Pour into prepared pie plate.  It won't look like much.  In fact, you'll wonder why you're following this crazy recipe, but you'll keep going anyways.

4. Mix together brown sugar and 2 Tbsp cocoa powder.  Add 2/3 c. warm water.  Pour over batter already in pie plate.

5.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.  Serve warm with berries and/or ice cream.

This was good for the four of us, but if you have older children, would serve 3 max.  It doesn't look like much when you put it in the pie plate, but the magic is that it expands to fill the plate nicely.  

Who can go wrong with chocolate for Valentine's Day?  Hope you enjoy!

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