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Tipsy Mud Pie

Yield 1 (10-inch) pie

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) package cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
  • 1 pint chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Process cookies in a food processor until coarse crumbs. Transfer to a bowl; stir in butter. Press mixture firmly into a 10-inch pieplate.

  2. Combine banana and lemon juice, if desired. Arrange banana over crust. Cover and freeze until firm.

  3. Beat 1/4 cup whipped topping, ice cream, and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with a mixer until blended. Add 1/2 cup pecans. Spread over crust; cover and freeze 8 hours.

  4. Spread remaining whipped topping over pie; top with syrup and 2 tablespoons pecans.