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Pistachio Cherry Squares

 Pistachio Cherry Squares
This dessert's Christmas colors really add to the festivity of a buffet table, but it's the creamy, cool taste that keeps people coming back for more. Kids will enjoy helping when you make this no-bake treat.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 32 squares)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • PUDDING LAYER:
  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling

Directions

  • Combine the cracker crumbs, butter and sugar; press into an ungreased
  • 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Refrigerate. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and
  • sugar; fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. In a bowl, beat
  • milk and pudding mixes on low speed for 2 minutes. Spread over cream
  • cheese layer; chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Spread whipped topping over pudding layer. Top with pie filling.
  • Refrigerate overnight. Cut into squares. Yield: 12-15 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 368 calories, 19 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 291 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.