35 Oreos, crushed
6 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
1 ¼ c. sugar
1 c. all purpose flours MINUS 2 tablespoons
¼ t. sea salt
½ c. cocoa powder
4 c. whole milk
4 egg yolks
1 ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1 t. vanilla extract
4 t. cold butter
1 pint cold, heavy whipping cream
Powdered sugar to taste (about ½ cup, maybe a tiny bit less)
1 t. vanilla
Semi-sweet chocolate bar for shavings
Crush Oreos. I like to throw them in my food processor to get a really fine grind. Combine Oreo crumbs and melted butter and press into the bottom of your pie plate. Set aside.
In a medium size sauce pan, combine sugar, flour, salt, and cocoa powder with a whisk to remove any lumps. Turn your stove on medium heat. Slowly add 4 cups of milk to your dry ingredients, whisking constantly. Cook on stove until scalded, (just before boiling) always stirring.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg yolks. Remove one cup of the hot milk mixture from the stove and slowly stir it into your egg mixture. This will temper your eggs and keep them from scrambling! At this point, Pour your milk/egg mixture back into the rest of the milk mixture and stir to combine. Add melted chocolate chips and cook on stove continuously stirring to prevent burning until mixture is thick like pudding.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into pie plate and chill for at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.
Before serving, prepare fresh whipping cream. Add 1 pint cold cream to your electric mixer fitted with your whisk attachment. Whip on medium to medium high speed. Slowly add in powdered sugar a 1/4 cup at a time until your reach desired sweetness. Add vanilla extract. Whip until soft peaks form. Spread on pie and top with chocolate shavings! I use my vegetable grater for shavings!