Let them eat mud pie! (or something like that)
When I was a kid, I was not a big fan of cake. CRAZY, right? Every year for my birthday, I requested that Mom make mud pie, instead. (Let’s be real. She gets requests for mud pie a lot.) Because who does not love ice cream and cookies and hot fudge and heath bar, oh my?! I have always been slightly obsessed with heath bar, anyway. Only problem? If you double this recipe and fill a 9-inch springform pan, that is a LOT of mud pie, people. For David and me. Okay, just me. The bigger problem? I will eat ALL the mud pie. So now we have mini mud pie! I can deliver a couple to friends and have a perfect 2-serving mini mud pie all to myself. Errr… for David and I. #foodbloggerprobs
Notes on this recipe. Remember that the great thing about making your own pie is . . . you are making your OWN pie! Not enough cookies for your liking? Add some more! Want another layer of heath bar in there? Toss it in! I’ve included the recipe for how we usually do it, but do with it as you will! We like to choose two different flavors of ice cream–cookies ‘n cream and fudge moose tracks are my go to ice cream flavors. And growing up, we always used Mother’s Macaroon cookies. But I have trouble finding those anymore, so I usually substitute any packaged shortbread cookie.
For the Heath Bar, I ALWAYS buy actual heath bars (or minis) and chop them. I know they sell pre-packaged toffee bits in the baking aisle, but I SWEAR they taste different. I don’t care if you (and David) think I’m crazy. Give me the REAL heath bar (or skor bar), please! (Nope – this is not a sponsored post. I am just THAT serious about my chocolate covered toffee.)
And this hot fudge? I make it all the time, even when I’m not making mud pie. It’s great for ice cream and shakes . . . and dipping leftover shortbread cookies . . . O.o
Finally, use a springform pan! Otherwise, I have no idea how you’ll slice and serve the darn thing. Major props if you figure it out. I used the recipe below for three 4-inch mini springform pans. But you can easily double the recipe to fill a 9-inch springform pan. The 9-inch is perfect for birthday parties and gatherings. Enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from A Pinch of Salt Lake by the Junior League of Salt Lake City, Inc.
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