Chart House Mud Pie

What You Need

2/3 (8 1/2 ounce) package dark chocolate wafers
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 gallon coffee ice cream, slightly softened
3/4 cup Chocolate Fudge Sauce (recipe follows)
Whipped cream
Toasted sliced almonds

Here's How

Crush wafers and mix with butter. Press into bottom and up sides of 9-inch pie plate. Chill thoroughly or bake at 350 degrees for seven minutes then chill.

Pack ice cream into chilled crust, shaping into slight mound. Freeze until firm. (Freezing before adding Fudge Sauce is essential to keep fudge from slipping off.)

Pour Chocolate Fudge Sauce evenly over pie and freeze until ready to serve. Serve with dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with almond slices. Makes one 9-inch pie.

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

5 squares unsweetened Swiss chocolate.
1/2 cup butter
1 (5.3 ounce) can evaporated milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla

Melt chocolate and butter in small sauce pan. Remove from heat and mix in milk alternately with powdered sugar. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

Cook, stirring, 8 minutes or until thickened and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Store in refrigerator and use as needed. Makes 3 cups.

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