Let's get this distraction started...
In a medium bowl, mix the Oreo crumbs and cocoa powder together. Stir in the melted butter.
Press the Oreo mixture into the bottom of a 9” pie plate and let it chill in the fridge as you complete the next step.
Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate over medium heat. Once melted, set aside.
In a stand mixer set to medium, whisk the butter until smooth. Gradually add the sugar and whisk until it becomes light.
Add the vanilla and the (melted and cooled) chocolate. Mix until combined.
This recipe is the perfect blend of effort and fun to help settle the nerves.
Continue with the mixer set to medium and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one, about 3 minutes, until they are fully incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl between each egg.
The thickening that happens to the chocolate here is epic.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the pie crust.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Ouch! Lick the spoon because it's hard to (but completely worth the) wait.
Serve with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and strawberries.
Truth be told, you need none of the extras. Just the silk pie and a spoon.