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Chocolate Pie (or Bar Cookies) (P, KLP, TNT)
Source: Shoshana Herman from Beth Am Temple Passover Institute
Serves: 10 to 12 as a pie (Yield: 5 dozen cookies as bars)

1/4 cup sweet margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup finely ground walnuts
1 tbsp. potato flour

1/2 cup sweet margarine
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/3 cup matzo cake flour, sifted
Pinch of salt

Make Crust:
Mix all ingredients and press into the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 10" pie plate. To make bar cookies, press mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 7"x 11" baking dish.

Make Filling and Assembly:
Beat margarine and sugar well. Add eggs one by one. Blend in melted chocolate along with dry ingredients. Pour mixture into unbaked crust. Bake at 325°F for 40 minutes. Filling will not be completely dry inside when done. Serve pie with non-dairy whipped cream.

For bar cookies, cut in 1" squares and serve upside down, so that the nut crust on top.

Poster's Notes:
This wonderful recipe is from Shoshana Herman, a renowned gourmet cook. (Her husband was the late Rabbi Jack J. Herman of Beth Am).

This is a very elegant, chic, rich, gourmet chocolate Passover dessert. The walnuts have to be ground as fine as meal for the crust. This will take 3 passes through the old-fashioned grinder. If you make this during the year, you can add 1/2 tsp. baking powder to the filling.

Posted by Norene Gilletz

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A