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Chocolate Dream Dessert

I've been married 37 years and have four grandchildren, and this is our all-time favorite dessert. Its chocolate flavor is subtle but delicious. The last time I made it, my brother said, "This has got to be the best dessert there is!" See if you agree!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold whole milk
  • 1 chocolate bar, grated

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the flour and pecans; cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press into a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Place the cream cheese, sugar and half the whipped topping in a large bowl; beat until smooth. Spread over crust.
  • Whisk pudding mixes and milk for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread over cream cheese mixture; chill until firm. Spread with remaining whipped topping, then sprinkle with grated chocolate. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 360 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • gardnerj
    Mar 8, 2009

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  • jbnd
    Jun 8, 2008

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  • anneamie
    Jan 17, 2008

    This is a very nice Ice Box Cake recipe. I've also made it for years and its a winner all 'round!