Make instant pudding special in no time with this rapid recipe from Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona. Creamy servings get a little zip from almond or rum extract, richness from sour cream and a pleasant crunch from pecans.
Brownie mix and instant pudding hurry along the preparation of this scrumptious layered dessert from Opal Erickson of Branson, Missouri. "My family asks for this rich treat for birthdays instead of cake," she notes.
"My son-in-law is diabetic and loves these five-ingredient frozen dessert bars," shares Shirley Reed of San Angelo, Texas. "With their nutty crunch from Grape Nuts cereal, we think they taste like the inside of a Snickers candy bar."
Arranging Apple slices in a pretty design gives this pie the appearance of a fancy tart. Its rich custard-like filling has an elegant flavor but is easy to prepare. The recipe was passed down by my grandmother, whose love of cooking I've inherited.
You'll need just four ingredients to make the sweet crumb topping for Butter Crunch Pudding.
"I got the idea from my sister. It's actually a pie crust recipe," Kathy relates. "Without time to fuss, I put the crumbs on top of a cooked or instant pudding. Everybody loves it."
"My sister Brenda and I made up this recipe while talking on the phone," explains LaDonna Reed of Ponca City, Oklahoma. "My family loved the classic pairing of chocolate and peanut butter presented in a whole new way."
"I revised a recipe that appeared in the newspaper to come up with this lemony cake topped with a light and creamy frosting," shares Edna Thomas of Warsaw, Indiana. "Not only is it fast to fix, but it serves a crowd."
I always donate one of these lightly sweet, heart-shaped tortes for our church bake sale. The congregation never gets to see it, however--the ladies in charge quickly put it aside for one of them to buy!