So I’m sure everyone has seen the commercial that asks, “Do you dream in chocolate?” …Well, every time I hear that I think of my dad! So, for his birthday this year, when he asked me to make something ‘guilt free’ I KNEW it had to be something chocolate. And so the pondering began…What could I could make that was worthy of a ‘chocoholics’ birthday, yet still allows you to fit into your jeans the next day ?
I began to think of desserts I knew my dad had loved in the past, and I instantly thought of Mongolian BBQ’s Mud Pie! If you have never tried this dessert…I’m warning you, you can’t stop at just one bite, it is THAT good! So I set off to the grocery store to re-create a lighter version of the beloved Mongo Mud Pie and came up with this recipe! Everyone (even my hubby who is a tough critic considering his personal obsession with mongo’s mud pie) LOVED it and agreed it didn’t taste ‘light’ at all!
* Note: You could also try this recipe using whatever light ice cream you like and leave out the coffee granules. Some ideas would be swapping the coffee ice cream for mint to create a Mint-Oreo pie. Another good idea would be using vanilla ice cream to make a Cookies and Cream pie! You really could make whatever flavor of pie you would like by using any light ice cream of your choice instead of the coffee…Although, I must say the Oreo/coffee/chocolate combo is pretty darn good!