No-Bake Chocolate Silk Cake for Easter

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Happy Easter Weekend! I bet you are all as ecstatic as I am to be celebrating 4 wonderful days off! Weeeeee!

Unfortunately, mine is full of assignments and boring stuff, although, I did find time today to make a delightful Good Friday treat!

I found this recipe on the ever helpful Pinterest page. And once again she did not disappoint….it is DELICIOUS and I highly recommend for all chocolate lovers out there! It is also fairly simple to make, another reason to jump on the no-bake bandwagon!

Now, this is by no stretch of the imagination a “healthy” or “sugar-free” treat. So I’m sorry to disappoint you if that’s what you were expecting (please refer to previous posts for sugar free treats).

This is the real deal, full sugar, naughty version of everything, because it’s Easter and who wants to suck eggs (no pun he he) on a holiday?!

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You will need… 

For the Pretzel Crust
1 ¾ cups crushed pretzels
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup honey

For the Filling
170g milk chocolate buds
250g salted butter, softened to room temperature.
1 cup granulated sugar (add ¼ cup more if you prefer sweeter)
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
4 whole eggs

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Method: 

Grease an 8 or 9-inch pie plate or spring form pan.

In a medium bowl, mix the melted butter and honey together until smooth. Add the crushed pretzels and mix until combined. Press mixture firmly against the bottom and sides of your pie plate. Place in the fridge.

In a small microwave safe bowl melt 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate on 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth (about 1-2 minutes).

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the melted chocolate and the vanilla extract. Whisk the mixture thoroughly until combined.

Turn your mixer to medium speed and over a period of 15 to 20 minutes add in the four eggs, one at a time, leaving about 5 minutes between each egg addition. Once the pie filling is well mixed, pour it into the pretzel crust. Smooth out the pie filling and place the pie in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours or overnight.

Add a cup or two of whipped cream and garnish with a few chocolate curls if desired.

 

….Aaaaaand EAT! Yum! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Kisses!

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Mel xo

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