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
Chocolate Cherry Torte Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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 vanilla extract
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
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.