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Chocolate Almond Dessert Recipe

Chocolate Almond Dessert Recipe

Who wouldn’t love this rich and decadent finale? It’s absolutely perfect for any special occasion. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces), chopped
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

  • 1. Arrange half of the cake cubes in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish; set aside. In a large saucepan, whisk milk and pudding mixes. Add candy bar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened.
  • 2. Pour half of the pudding over cake cubes. Sprinkle with half of the almonds; cover and refrigerate. Transfer remaining pudding to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • 3. Arrange remaining cake cubes over dessert. Whisk chilled pudding; fold in whipped cream. Spread over top and sprinkle with remaining almonds. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into squares. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 215 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.