Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Polka Dot Dessert

This is another recipe that I found in my mother’s recipe box. I’m sure I had it as a child, though I don’t really care for whipped cream, as a child nor even now, not on top of desserts like pies, nor incorporated within desserts. This recipe sounds good, though.

Polka Dot Dessert
12 oz. chocolate
1-1/2 cups fine Graham Cracker crumbs
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 pint whipping cream
1 cup miniature marshmallows
2 tsp grated orange rind

Melt chocolate in a bowl over hot water. Cool.

Mix graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and butter in a 1 quart bowl. Press half of the crumb mixture onto bottom of an 8-inch square pan.

Beat whipping cream until stiff. Reserve one half for topping. To remaining half, fold in cooled melted chocolate until well mixed. Fold in marshmallows. Spread on to crumbs. Lightly press remaining crumbs on top. Spread reserved whipped cream on top and sprinkle with grated orange rind.

Chill 2 hours, or until firm.

Serves 9.

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