Served at the 2014 Chocolate Wine Trail
8 ounces quality white chocolate (Ghiradelli or Lindt)
2 (3.5 ounce) boxes of Key Lime Straws
½ cup whipping cream
1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons key lime juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
Line 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending over all sides. Stir chopped white chocolate in small metal bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from over water. Finely grind Key Lime straws in food processor. Add 4 tablespoons of melted white chocolate and blend until mixture clumps together. Firmly press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Chill while making filling.
Beat whipping cream in medium bowl until peaks form, set aside. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, key lime juice, lime zest and remaining melted chocolate; mix until smooth. Fold in whipped cream in 2 additions. Spread over prepared crust. Chill until filling is firm.
Serve with Adam Puchta Winery Vignoles