30 Chocolate wafers
1/4 c Butter or margarine, melted
2 ts SPICE ISLANDS pure vanilla
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE FILLING
2 c (12 oz.) Semi-sweet
1 1/2 c Whipping cream; divided
1 tb SPICE ISLANDS pure vanilla
1/4 c Powdered sugar
x Whipped cream
x Chocolate shavings or curls
TO MAKE CRUST: Process chocolate wafers in blender or food processor to
make 1 1/2 cups fine crumbs (or place wafers in plastic bag and crush with
rolling pin). Combine crumbs with butter and vanilla; stir until blended.
Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch tart or pie pan. Bake at
375 degrees F. for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
TO MAKE FILLING: Microwave chocolate morsels and 1/2 cup whipping cream in
microwavable bowl on HIGH (100%) for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30
seconds [Iris’ note: IMPT TO DO !!], until melted and smooth. Remove from
heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature. With electric mixer, beat
remaining whipping cream on high speed, gradually adding sugar, until soft
peaks form. Stir 1/3 whipped cream into chocolate mixture. With rubber
spatula, gently fold remaining whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Turn
mixture into crust. Chill 3 hours or until set.
Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.