A salty cracker crust is filled with dark chocolate ganache, covered in chocolate peanut butter mousse, topped with marshmallows, milk chocolate chips, and pecans — then covered in milk chocolate ganache. Eat your heart out Mississippi Mud Pie.
Why Texas Flood Pie Is Better
You’ve heard of Mississippi Mud Pie? Well, we do things up bigger and better in Texas so in light of all of the rain and flooding we’ve gotten in the past few weeks I’ve created this Texas Flood Pie. There is so much to like about this pie!
First of all the only thing that’s baked is the crust and that takes hardly any time at all — just 10 minutes. Then there are FOUR kinds of chocolate in this thing. There’s the dark chocolate ganache, milk chocolate ganache, chocolate peanut butter mousse, and chocolate chips. I’d call that a flood of chocolatey goodness, wouldn’t you?
Next, look at it. OMG, it’s piled high with filling… and topping. How could anyone resist this hyper-version of Mississippi Mud Pie?
Finally, you can make this ahead and keep it in the freezer. Just let it thaw about 20 minutes on the counter. So, again — what’s not to like in this salty-sweet-silky-creamy-crispy-crunchy-gooey slice of better than Mississippi Mud Pie?
So WHY Name It After a Flood?
I think this is the most rain we’ve gotten since the flood of 2004. All of the cattle tanks, creeks, and lakes in my area are full to overflowing and the water table is back at a good place — I think people probably don’t need to worry about their wells at this point. Everything is green and flowering, too.
We were at a Bed & Breakfast in Glen Rose, about 1 1/2 hours away, over the weekend. We stayed at a lovely little inn that was right on the Brazos river. When we got there the river was calm and peaceful but by the next morning it was up a good 15 feet and raging.
So, y’all… floods are on my mind. And if you have to have a flood? Let it be chocolate.
Why Don’t Y’all Like Y’all?
A word about y’all. It has come to my attention that some people are offended by the use of that particular colloquialism in my, and others’, writings. They feel it makes the author sound… unintelligent. I’ve thought about this quite a lot since it came to my attention and I have come to one conclusion…
Bless your hearts, y’all need to sweeten up, get a life, and stop bein’ ugly. In other words…
Too damn bad.
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Texas Flood Pie Recipe
I love all the no-bake, chocolatey goodness in this pie! If you like coconut and pecans you should also try my no-bake German Chocolate pie! SO good…mmmmm…
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Texas Flood Pie
- 2 sleeves Ritz crackers
- 1/2 cup salted butter, melted and allowed to become golden brown
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla salt, but good, optional
For Dark Chocolate Ganache
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipping
- 1 tablespoon butter
For Peanut Butter Mousse
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, whipping, divided use
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, milk, bittersweet, or a combination
For Milk Chocolate Ganache
- 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipping
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon white corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- Put the crackers in the blender and pulse until they are crumbs.
- Mix in the vanilla salt.
- Mix with the butter and press into the bottom and up the sides of a 10-inch pie plate.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until set.
- Remove from oven and cool.
Dark Chocolate Ganache
- Bring the cream just under a boil in a large bowl in the microwave or in a heavy pan on the stove.
- Remove from heat.
- Add the chocolate and butter. Stir until melted and smooth.
- Spread the chocolate over the crust and place in the freezer.
Peanut Butter Mousse
- Whip the cream until peaks form but be careful not to overwhip.
- Set aside
- Melt the 1/2 cup chocolate chips with the 2 tablespoons heavy cream.
- Stir until smooth.
- Allow to cool.
- Beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, cooled chocolate mixture, and sugar together until smooth and blended.
- Whip in the cream being careful not to deflate the mixture.
- Pile on top of the ganache, sprinkle with the chopped pecans, milk chocolate chips, and marshmallows and put back in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Milk Chocolate Ganache
- Bring the remaining 1/2 cup cream just under a boil.
- Stir in the chocolate chips, corn syrup, and butter.
- Stir until well blended and shiny.
- Spoon over the nut and marshmallow layer.
- Return to the freezer until 20 minutes before serving.
- Allow to stand at room temp for 20 minutes before cutting.
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