Adapted from What's Cookin' Italian Style
24 Nabisco famous wafers, processed to crumbs (Oreos may be substituted, just eliminate the sugar)
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon Frangelico
1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate curls or chocolate swirls to garnish
Preheat oven to 350º. Combine chocolate wafer crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Pat into a 9 inch pie plate. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool.
In a small saucepan, whisk eggs and sugar. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, till mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and stir in melted chocolate, vanilla and Frangelico. Set aside.
In another bowl, whip 2/3 cup heavy cream with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture. Pour into cooled crust. Chill at least 6 hours before serving. Garnish with dollops of sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings or swirls if desired.