Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert Recipe

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Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert Recipe
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Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert Recipe

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With creamy layers in a big 13x9-in. pan, this simple dessert is tailor-made for a buffet table. I like to add a sprinkling of toasted slivered almonds on top for the finishing touch. —Linda Knoll, Jackson, MI
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Place flour in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust.
In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes 2 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes or until soft-set. Gently spread over cream cheese layer. Top with whipped cream; sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate until cold. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p107

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 450 calories, 31g fat (15g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place flour in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes 2 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes or until soft-set. Gently spread over cream cheese layer. Top with whipped cream; sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate until cold. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p107

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bonito15 User ID: 6959830 271949
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2017

"I prepared this for a neighborhood group and had to make copies of the recipe for everyone - made it exactly as directed - easy to prepare and simply delicious - a huge hit"

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 271935
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2017

"This is one of my husband's favorite desserts! It's easy and so yummy! I love the buttery crust!"

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 269681
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2017

"This is one of our go to desserts. My favorite pudding combinations is to use one cheesecake pudding mix with 1 chocolate. Great combo."

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 269669
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2017

"We call this striped delight. My family loves this. My sister in law makes it for almost every big family gathering."

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tkuehl User ID: 931784 269636
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

"This is one of our favorite recipes. I especially like lemon flavored pudding mix, and my hubby likes butterscotch. It is easy, refreshing and is a crowd pleaser."

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tkuehl User ID: 931784 269635
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

"I too love this recipe! Both my family and church ladies make this a lot. I especially like to make it with lemon flavored pudding mix, and my hubby loves the butterscotch."

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transcona User ID: 1856120 269377
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2017

"Love this recipe, it has been a family favorite for 50 years."

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