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Mexican Chocolate Pie-Pastel de Chocolate Mexicano

Servings: 6
Pecans, Mexican Chocolate, butter, chocolate pudding, cream cheese. Who could ask for anything more in a pie. A super Cinco de Mayo dessert, Viva Mexico!

2 cups graham cracker, crushed
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/2 cup butter or margarine melted
2 cups milk
1 package (3 5/8 oz. size) chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
1 circular tablet Mexican Chocolate*
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese

Optional Garnish:
Whole or coarsely chopped pecans, for garnish
Chocolate shavings, for garnish

In a bowl, combine crushed graham crackers and nuts. Set one cup of graham cracker crumb mixture aside. To the remaining mix, add melted butter and press on bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Heat milk and Mexican chocolate over low heat. Add pudding and stir occasionally until thickened. Add softned cream cheese to pudding and stir until melted. Pour contents into pie pan and let cool. Refrigerate several hours before serving. If desired, garnish edges and top with reserved graham cracker crumb mixture.

Decorate top with whole or chopped pecans or chocolate shavings.

*Note: Mexican chocolate can be purchased at Mexican or
Hispanic markets or grocery stores, or online at: http://www.mexgrocer.com

Makes 6 servings.

Source: Mexgrocer.com
Date: February 15, 2003