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Andes Mint Pie
ANDES MINT PIE
Olive Garden Recipe
1 cup Andes mints candies, chopped
6 eggs, separated
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 box brownie mix
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk
1 package Andes mints candies
In microwave, for about 15 seconds, melt mints. Put egg yolks in top of double boiler and whisk until pale yellow and frothy. Add melted mints and mix until combined. The mix will get stiff. In a separate bowl using a mixer, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the mint and egg yolk mixture a little at a time. Whip up the heavy cream with a mixer until thick. Fold this into the mint mixture a little at a time.
Prepare brownies according to package directions. Pour batter into lightly greased springform pan. Bake according to package directions.
To assemble pie: Top cooled brownie with mint mousse and refrigerate. Heat the milk in a pan on the stove. Add the chocolate chips and melt, constantly stirring over low heat until it makes a chocolate sauce. Top the cooled pie with the chocolate sauce. Decorate with Andes Mints.