Friday, June 17, 2011

Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie

Have you ever had the "Paradise Pie" at Chili's?  If so, you know that it is the best dessert around.  If not, you have been missing out, but you are in luck because now you can make it at home!  This dessert requires some effort, but taste so unbelievably delicious.  It is perfect for guest that you want to impress!  One bite and you will be sold on this graham, chocolate, coconut, butter, walnut concoction!  Please try it, at the very least order it at Chili's next time you are there, you will not be disappointed!

Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie
From: Top Secret Recipes
Yields: 9 servings
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Cookie Layer:
1 C flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1/2 C butter, softened
1/3 c sugar
1 egg
1 T milk
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/2 C shredded coconut

Crust Layer:
6 T butter
1/4 C sugar
1 1/2 C graham crackers crumbs

1 1/4 C semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1/2 C chopped walnuts

Cinnamon Butter:
1/2 C butter, softened
3 T sugar
1 1/2 t cinnamon

9 scoops vanilla ice cream
Chocolate syrup
Carmel syrup

*I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9x13 pan.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a medium bowl.

In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Slowly mix the dry mixture in the wet mixture.  Beat until combined and then add the coconut flakes.  Set this mixture aside.

Melt 6 T of butter in a medium bowl in the microwave on high for about 30 seconds, add the sugar and stir well, add the graham cracker crumbs and stir.  Press this mixture in a bottom of a 9x9 baking dish. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.

Dump the cookie dough using large spoonfuls over the chocolate chips

Press the cookie dough into the dish, covering the chocolate chips.  Use flour on your fingers to keep the soft dough from sticking.

Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the dough, using your fingers to press the nuts into the dough.  I left about a 1/4 of the pan without nuts since the hubby doesn't like them.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the edges become light brown.

While baking prepare the cinnamon butter by creaming all the ingredients together in a small bowl with and electric mixer on high speed.

When you are ready to serve your dessert, melt the cinnamon butter and place about a tablespoon of it on each plate, top with a piece of the warm pie and then top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Garnish with chocolate and/or caramel syrup and walnuts if desired.  If your pie has cooled you can reheat each slice by putting it in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Enjoy!

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