I've made this twice now and received rave reviews both times. Both times I used chocolate graham crackers instead of chocolate wafer cookies (because I couldn't find any) for the crust. Each box comes with three wrapped packages of graham crackers, and I used one full wrapped package per pie crust which covered the 9-inch pie pan well. I usually get the hazelnuts from the bins at Whole Foods. I "think" some Publix stores that have the loose nut bins may carry these as well, but definitely not all stores. I also used Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips. I love the mix of sweet and salty with the sprinkle of sea salt on top. An easy recipe that makes you look like a pro! I like the idea below of adding a raspberry and whipped cream topping. :)
Had to improvise-couldn't find hazelnuts, so used walnuts. One time I couldn't find the chocolate wafer cookies, so I just made the crust using gingersnap cookies. Melt the chocolate and cream in microwave-safe bowl and this is done in no time! So delish! I set each piece atop some raspberry coulis, with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Everyone raves over it! Serve slender sliver pieces, bec it is so rich! Easily serves 10-12 this way.
I made this twice. 1st time-couldnt find hazlenuts or chocolate wafers so I used almonds & Teddy Grahams. Also put in too much cream so it was more like pudding but still tasted great. 2nd time I followed recipe exactly for a party and it was fantastic!
This was an unmitigated disaster for me. Beginning with the fact that I could not find hazelnut without the shells, so I had hazelnut shells all over the kitchen, and ending with the fact that the mixture of hazelnuts, cookies, and butter ended up only covering half the surface of the pan. I just gave up. Definitely the worst experience out of hundreds of RS recipes I have tried
I made this for a Christmas party this past Saturday. I had trouble finding hazelnuts and used chocolate biscotti instead of the chocolate wafers (the grocery store was out) but it came together in the end. It ended up looking and tasting fantastic. The combination of the crunchy crust, the rich smooth chocolate and the sweet/salty combo is to die for!