Mousse Bars

1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 40 wafers)
1/4 cup butter or margarine (melted)
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Chocolate Topping (recipe below)

Chocolate Topping Ingredients:

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening

Heat oven to 350º. Mix wafer crumbs and butter with spoon. Press in ungreased square pan, 8×8 or 9×9 inches. Bake 10 minutes.

Heat whipping cream and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted; remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes. Beat eggs, sugar and salt in large bowl with wire whisk until foamy. Pour chocolate mixture into egg mixture, stirring constantly. Pour over baked layer. Bake 25 – 35 minutes or until center springs back when touched lightly. Cool 15 minutes.

Spread with Chocolate Topping. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until chilled.
Chocolate Topping Directions:

Melt chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth.

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