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Coconut Angel Squares

 Coconut Angel Squares
I have so many speedy dessert recipes, but this one is truly special. A friend shared it with me, and it immediately became the one I prefer because it tastes like a coconut cream pie with only a fraction of the work. -Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
12-15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  • Place cake cubes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. In a large bowl,
  • whisk the milk, extract and pudding mixes for 2 minutes (mixture
  • will be thick). Add ice cream and 3/4 cup coconut; beat on low just
  • until combined.
  • Spoon over cake cubes. Spread with whipped topping. Toast remaining
  • coconut; sprinkle over top. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 239 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 338 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.