Chocolate Crumb Crust

Chocolate Crumb Crust
Staff Writer
Chocolate Mousse Pie
Ellen Silverman
Chocolate Mousse Pie

This easy recipe is the perfect crunchy addition to the Chocolate Mousse Pie pictured at left.

6
Servings
169
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4  cup  (115 grams) chocolate cookie crumbs (from about 18 cookies each 3 in/7.5 cm in diameter)
  • 6  tablespoons  (85 grams) unsalted butter, melted

Directions

 

In a bowl, combine the crumbs and butter and stir until the mixture is evenly moist.

To line jars with the crust, spoon about 4 tablespoons of the crumb mixture into each jar. Take the jar in your nondominant hand (left hand if you are right-handed, for example) and start pressing the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of the jar with your other hand. Now work some of the crumb mixture along the sides of the jar, pressing firmly. The crust should be about ¼-inches (6 mm) thick and cover ¾ of the jar.

Fill the crusts immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
10g
22%
Calcium, Ca
60mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Sodium, Na
21mg
1%
Water
10g
0%

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.