Makes about 72
Vegetable oil cooking spray
4 sticks of unsalted butter, chopped into pieces
8 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate, chopped into pieces
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
3¾ cups granulated sugar
8 large eggs
1 cup crushed walnut pieces
Special Equipment: mini-muffin tins and mini wax paper liners
Makes 1 – 9 inch pie
2 ¼ cups Chestnut Purée (see recipe below*)
6 tablespoons melted and cooled butter
1 generous tablespoon softened butter
5 extra large eggs, separated
3 tablespoons milk
3 oz. dark chocolate
Confectioner’s sugar for garnish – optional
*You can purchase sweetened Chestnut Purée in both cans and jars. The jarred variety is infinitely better if you don’t have the time to make your own.
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