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Black Forest Dream Dessert

 Black Forest Dream Dessert
This rich, chilled dessert seems to hit the spot on a hot summer's day. The recipe makes a large dessert, but my family never complains if there happen to be leftovers!
12 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Chocolate curls, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until
  • crumbly. Stir in coconut and walnuts. Press into an ungreased 13-in.
  • x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until
  • smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over crust. Top with
  • pie filling; cover and chill.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. In a large

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Black Forest Dream Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2
  • minutes or until soft-set. Whisk a small amount of pudding into
  • melted chocolate. Return all to the pudding, whisking constantly.
  • Pour over cherry filling. Chill for 2 hours or until set.
  • Just before serving, spread remaining whipped topping over dessert.
  • Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 540 calories, 30 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.