Chocolate Crumb Crust

Staff Writer
Chocolate Crumb Crust
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
326
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
33%
Sugar
17g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Protein
2g
5%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
97µg
11%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.6%
Vitamin K
1µg
1.2%
Calcium
15mg
1%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
0.4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
0.4µg
0.1%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
23mg
6%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.4%
Phosphorus
52mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
95mg
3%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
3.9%