Saturday, May 19, 2012

4 Layer Delight

Notice my 4 layer dessert is only 3 layers . . .
I didn't have enough cool whip to do a top layer!
Oh well!

When the word "Delight" is in the recipe title . . . .
 . . . it's gotta be good.

This is the Mr.'s favorite dessert.

That is, his favorite dessert with 4 layers.

Don't be confused by his favorite brownies.

Or his favorite chocolate pie.

Or his favorite hummingbird cake.

Or his favorite blackberry cobbler.

Or his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

You see; we must distinguish between our favorite desserts -- putting them in their proper category!

The other night, the Mr.'s brother was in town.

It was a last-minute invite for dinner that worked out perfectly.

Because time was short, I looked through the pantry to see what I could throw together for dessert.

I had all the ingredients for this delish dish!

My mom makes this dessert alot.

It's an old recipe.

Not because she makes it -- because she's not old.

Not really old . . .

 . . .Just old enough to be my mom.

But this is one of her favorite desserts to make.

And it makes the Mr. happy.

I made this in an 8X8 pan.

I think the recipe says 9X13 -- but that's just a suggestion.

That's what I say.

Recipes are suggestions!

I also only used one box of pudding.

Because that's what I had.

One box.

And it was getting close to dinner and I needed to finish the dessert.

I'm going to give you the recipe I made based on an 8X8 pan.

If you want the "real" (AKA, Old) recipe, you've probably got it stuck in a recipe book someplace!

Four Layer Delight

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1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1 c. flour
1/2 c. chopped pecans
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
1  container Cool Whip
1 box chocolate instant pudding
2 cups milk

Place the butter and flour in a bowl.  Using a pastry blender, "mix" the ingredients together.  Add the pecans.  Using a spoon, incorporate well until you have a very soft dough like mix. 
Press first 3 ingredients into an 8X8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.
Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar until well combined.  Fold in about a cup or a little more (ummm, I used a little more!) of Cool Whip. Put on top of the cooled crust.

Mix pudding with milk and pour over top. Top the pudding with Cool Whip.

Chill until set.

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