Chocolate Pie With Pretzel Crust


1 (12 ounce) package Rold Gold Pretzels
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

Chocolate Filling:
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 1/2 cups milk
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, cut in small pieces
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Crush pretzels very fine in blender or between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Add sugar and butter. Mix thoroughly. Press half of mnixture in 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool. Pour in Chocolate Filling and top with remaining pretzel mixture. Chill.

Chocolate Filling
Combine sugar, cornstarch, milk and chocolate in top of double boiler. Cook over boiling water until thickened, stirring constantly. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir part of hot chocolate mixture into egg yolks. Add to chocolate mixture. Mix thoroughly. Cool. Add vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
Makes 1 (9 inch)pie.

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