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Luck of the Irish Dessert Squares

Details

Time
6 hours 20 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
16 squares

With a chocolate mousse pie filling, a layer of mint cream and a cookie crust, it might be hard to figure out what to call these Irish dessert delights. Your guests will call them delicious, though.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
6 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 package
    cream cheese (3-oz.), softened
  • 1/2 cup
    sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 cup
    milk
  • 5 cups
    frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed (about 12-oz.), divided
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsps
    peppermint extract
  • green food color
  • mint leaves (optional)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Bowls Bowls
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Refrigerator Refrigerator
Square Pan 9-Inch Square Pan
1

Prepare Chocolate Crumb Crust.

2

Beat cream cheese in medium bowl until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating until well blended. Add cocoa alternately with milk, beating until smooth. Gradually fold in 3 cups whipped topping; spoon mixture over crumb crust.

3

Stir together remaining 2 cups whipped topping, peppermint extract and food color in small bowl; spread over chocolate layer. Cover; refrigerate about 6 hours or until set. Cut into squares. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert.

Chocolate Crumb Crust: Combine 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa and 5 tablespoons melted butter or margarine in small bowl; stir until well blended. Press mixture onto bottom of 9-inch square pan.

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