This week I've dug out my favorite Mississippi Mud Pie recipe. This too eludes Halloween tradition and my kids look forward to it each year. It's easy and inexpensive with ingredients you may have already found gathering in your cupboards. I true traditional treat!
1 1/4 pound chocolate chip cookie crushed (save 4)
1/3 cup of margarine melted
1 small container of whipped topping
6 ozs. of chocolate chips ( about 1/2 bag)
1 can evaporated milk
1 container of vanilla ice cream
In a bowl combine crushed cookies and melted butter. Press into 13 x 9 inch pan. Place in freezer 1/2 hour to harden. Slice vanilla ice cream into 1 inch slaps and place on bottom of pan. Smooth with back of spoon. Freeze again for 20 min. In a pan add chocolate and milk. Stir until thick and let cool completely. Pour over vanilla ice cream layer and freeze 1/2 hour. Smooth one tub of whipped topping over top. Sprinkle with remaining crushed cookies. Freeze until ready to serve.