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Creamy Chocolate Dream Dessert

 Creamy Chocolate Dream Dessert
“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!”
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar; fold in
  • 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over crust.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese,

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Creamy Chocolate Dream Dessert (continued)

Nutritional Facts: reduced-fat whipped topping, fat-free milk and sugar-free pudding mix; calculated without additional pecans) equals 271 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.