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Layered Brownie Dessert

 Layered Brownie Dessert
A tasty brownie is the base for cream cheese and chocolate pudding layers in this make-ahead dessert.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FILLLING:
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • Whipped topping and chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder; add to creamed
  • mixture just until moistened. Stir in nuts.
  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes

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Layered Brownie Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until
  • smooth. Fold in whipped topping; spread over brownies.
  • In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand
  • for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread over filling. Refrigerate
  • for 1 hour or until serving.
  • Cut into squares; garnish with whipped topping and nuts. Yield: 12-15
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without whipped topping and nuts) equals 548 calories, 28 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 411 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.