First, it was my Grandmother, then my Mom, then my cousin and now I’m making this no-name dessert to celebrate special occasions. This is a recipe that has been in the family for over 40 years. It is so easy to make that I’m not sure why it took me so long to start making it myself.
It is a really easy recipe with ingredients you can find anywhere. We make it for Thanksgiving and pot luck get-togethers throughout the year.
Easy to make, delicious dessert perfect for family gatherings.
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 c chopped pecans
- 1 cup flour
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 1 c powdered sugar
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened (15 seconds in the microwave will soften it)
- 1 (16 oz) container Cool Whip (or two 8 oz. containers)
- 2 small packages (3.4 oz) of Jello Chocolate Instant Pudding
- 3 c cold milk
- Chocolate shavings for sprinkling on top
Combine butter, flour, chopped pecans and sugar in a bowl
Press into a 9 x 13 baking dish
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes
Cream Cheese Layer
Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip until smooth
Spread over cooled crust
Mix pudding mix with cold milk and whisk for 3-4 minutes
Put the pudding mix in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to thicken
Remove from the refrigerator and spread over the cream cheese layer
Top with remaining Cool Whip
Sprinkle with chocolate shavings
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Cut into squares to serve.
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