Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie VBB

Mississippi Mud Pie

Yields: 1,  9-inch cake

INGREDIENTS:

1 prepared 9-inch (6 oz.) chocolate crumb crust

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup (6 oz.)  Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, cut up

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup chopped nuts, divided (optional)

2 pints coffee ice cream, softened slightly,divided

Whipped cream (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

HEAT sugar, morsels, butter, cream and corn syrup in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Cool until slightly warm.

DRIZZLE 1/3 cup chocolate mixture in bottom of crust; sprinkle with 1/4 cup nuts. Layer 1 pint ice cream, scooping thin slices with a large spoon; freeze for 1 hour. Repeat with 1/3 cup chocolate mixture, 1/4 cup nuts and remaining ice cream. Drizzle with remaining chocolate mixture; top withremaining nuts. Freeze for 2 hours or until firm. Top with whipped cream before serving.

source:  verybestbaking

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