1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon rum flavored extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup walnut halves
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth.
3.Cream butter or margarine with sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add melted chocolate, instant coffee, and rum extract. Stir in flour and broken walnuts. Turn filling into pie shell. Top with walnut halves in decorative pattern.
4.Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 -35 minutes, until you can poke it with a toothpick and it comes out clean.. Cool.
I say “official” recipe, because in our house, there is simply no need for the walnuts. They just detract from the chocolate. My substitute: bittersweet chocolate chunks.
Best served a bit warm, with whipped cream and a glass of milk.