Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie
YIELDS 1 PIE
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup chocolate chips
½ cup flour
¼ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup crushed walnuts or almonds
2 tablespoons butter per slice of pie
Dash of cinnamon
Hot fudge and caramel toppings
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Melt the butter and combine with the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Press into bottom of a 1-quart casserole dish. Top evenly with chocolate chips and bake for 5 minutes, until the chocolate is melted. Spread the melted chips out evenly over the crust.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the milk, oil, and vanilla and stir until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts.
Pour into the crust and bake, uncovered, for 35–40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
To serve, place 2 tablespoons of butter on an ovenproof serving plate, then sprinkle with cinnamon. Place in a warm oven until the butter melts. Remove the plate from oven and place a large piece of warm pie directly onto the melted butter. Top the pie with ice cream and drizzle with hot fudge and caramel toppings.