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Chocolate Cherry Torte

 Chocolate Cherry Torte
Mom has made this sweet treat for years. Since she knows how much my sister and I like it, she's still happy to serve this torte when we're home for a meal. The chocolate-covered graham cracker crust and fluffy filling are extra-special.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
12-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 56 chocolate-covered graham cracker cookies, (about 1 pound) crushed
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling

Directions

  • Set aside 1/4 cup crushed cookies for topping. In a large bowl,
  • combine remaining cookies and butter; spread into a 13-in. x 9-in.
  • dish. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping mixes, milk and vanilla;
  • beat on low speed until blended. Beat on high for 4 minutes or until
  • thickened and stiff peaks form. Add cream cheese; beat until smooth.
  • Spread over crust; top with pie filling. Sprinkle with reserved
  • cookies. Cover and refrigerate for 12-24 hours before serving.
  • Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 367 calories, 24 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 254 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.