1/2 cup flour
2 2/3 cups milk
4 egg yolks, beaten and in a small bowl
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 baked pie crust
Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream
Over medium-high heat on your stove top, cook cocoa, sugar, flour and milk until thickened (about 5 to 7 minutes…you’ll just feel the mixture thicken up a bit). Stir continuously.
Take a few tablespoons of your hot chocolate liquid and stir it into your egg yolks. (This will temper your yolks so you don’t get scrambled eggs.) Pour the mixture into your saucepan on your stove and cook another two minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in salt, butter and vanilla. Pour mixture into your baked pie crust.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours before topping with Cool Whip, slicing and serving.
Easy and delicious every time.
Right now, I’m listening to Nat King Cole sing the Christmas Song. It just doesn’t get better than that.