Creamy Chocolate Dream Dessert Recipe
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Creamy Chocolate Dream Dessert Recipe

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“My husband and I have loved this cool, creamy dessert for years,” says Kay Hickman in Snyder, Texas. “Now that the recipe has been downsized for two, we don’t need company to enjoy it!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups whipped topping, divided
  • 1-1/3 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • Additional chopped pecans, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 271 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a small bowl, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Press into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar; fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over crust.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping and additional pecans if desired. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Dream Dessert in Cooking for 2 Summer 2007, p49

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2016

"A friend brought this to a potluck and everyone swooned over it. I made sure to get the recipe for my chocolate loving family. It's very rich so cut the pieces small."

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"Wonderful recipe, and just enough that you don't get tired of it. I used the suggestion of butterscotch pudding (cooked kind,) and it was delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"Chocolate is my absolute favorite, but I actually like this one better with butterscotch pudding."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"Have yet to make this one but we call it "Chocolate Delight" here. Looks delicious!"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"This is fantabulous! And so easy to make. Definitely a keeper."

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