Kahlua and Pop-Tart Mud Pie 5.16 So...Good Talk
“You have a wide selection here. What is mud pie?” “Oh, that's awesome. It's chocolate pie with Oreo cookie crust, and sometimes you can get Luke to put gummy worms in it, like worms in the mud, so you can imagine.”
7 cookies and cream Pop-Tarts
4 tbsp melted butter
1 ¼ tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
1 ½ tbsp lukewarm water
1 ⅔ cup semi-sweet chocolate
½ cup kahlua
1 ¾ heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup powdered sugar
6-7 gummy worms
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13-inch pie pan.
Crumble 6 of the Pop-Tarts into fine crumbs.
In a small bowl, combine the crushed Pop-Tarts and melted butter.
Press the crumb mixture along the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie pan to form a crust.
Bake the crust at 350 for 15 minutes. Then set aside to cool.
Pour the warm water into a small bowl and add the gelatin. Use a spoon to gently stir a couple times to make sure all the powder submerges into the water, but don’t stir too much. Allow to set for about 5 minutes.
Place a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ¼ cup of the heavy cream and kahlua and bring to a low boil. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin until completely dissolved.
Then stir in the semi-sweet chocolate until completely melted. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, whip the remaining 1½ cups of heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar until soft peaks form.
Carefully fold in the cooled chocolate mixture a little at a time. Be careful not to stir too much and let the air out. Stir just until the chocolate is fully combined, but the mousse is still light and fluffy.
Spread the mousse onto the top of the Pop-Tart crust then chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour to set.
While the mud pie chills, crumble the remaining Pop-Tart.
Sprinkle the remaining Pop-Tart crumbs onto the mud pie then top with gummy worms.
This is another dish of Luke’s that I made in a way he probably wouldn’t, but I thought it would be a little more fun. Since we know how much Lorelai and Rory love Pop-tarts, I couldn’t help but use them to make the crust for this mud pie instead of just using regular Oreos. I also used Kahlua as a little nod to their love of coffee.
I also did a collab @thesunnyspoon on Instagram where she made a vegan mud pie. I am not very familiar with vegan baking, so it was a lot of fun to see her beautiful creation. I’d love to be able to offer more vegan dishes on my blog. So, if you’re a vegan cook and want to do a collab, please let me know!
Happy cooking from the hollow!
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