I have found the secret equation for good reality tv. It's simply: food deprivation plus leading emotional questions equals reality tv magic. I'm not sure if that recipe fits for every barely based in reality show but it was definitely the path to success when I shot an episode of Say Yes to the Dress in the fall. And you can watch what happened at my appointment on Friday May 20th at 9pm on TLC. While you watch consider making a tray of these homemade peanut butter cups, they were the light at the end of my Say Yes tunnel.
I might have used every every whisk/mixing item for this dessert but the pile of dishes was worth it. Celebrations usually call for cake but I submit this humble chocolate brown pie as a replacement for your usual mile high frosting heaped on a layer cake. Because this chocolate mousse is rich on your tastebuds but melts on your tongue, only leaving you reaching for another forkful. The crisp tart shell is flecked with coffee and tricks my mind. Those dark specks in the dough usually are vanilla but the smoky coffee makes the chocolate sing here.