Jody Victor: Here’s a wonderful, chocolatty cool dessert for your next warm-weather get-together.
Easy Mocha Pie
1 tub (8 oz.) frozen Whipped Topping (Do Not thaw), divided
28 chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brewed double-strength coffee, cooled, divided
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding
6 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spoon half the whipped topping into small bowl; refrigerate until ready to use. Return remaining whipped topping to freezer.
Crush 20 cookies; mix with nuts and butter; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate. Bake 10 min.; cool. Meanwhile, chop remaining cookies.
Reserve 1 Tbsp coffee. Mix remaining coffee with whipping cream in large bowl. Add dry pudding mix; beat with whisk 2 min. Stir in thawed whipped topping and chopped cookies. Spread onto bottom of crust.
Microwave 3 chocolate squares and frozen whipped topping in microwaveable bowl on High 2 min. or until chocolate is melted, stirring after each minute. Stir in reserved coffee. Let stand 15 min.; spread over pie. Refrigerate 6 hours.
Shave remaining 3 squares of chocolate as garnish curls over each slice before serving.
Enjoy with friends and your favorite coffee!