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Chocolate Dream Dessert

 Chocolate Dream Dessert
I've been married 37 years and have four grandchildren, and this is our all-time favorite dessert. Its chocolate flavor is subtle but delicious. The last time I made it, my brother said, "This has got to be the best dessert there is!" See if you agree!
12-15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling


  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 chocolate bar, grated


  • In a bowl, combine the flour and pecans; cut in butter until mixture
  • resembles fine crumbs. Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack. Place the cream cheese, sugar and half the whipped
  • topping in a large bowl; beat until smooth. Spread over crust.
  • Whisk pudding mixes and milk for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread
  • over cream cheese mixture; chill until firm. Spread with remaining
  • whipped topping, then sprinkle with grated chocolate. Refrigerate
  • until serving. Yield: 12-15 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 360 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 333 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.