This dessert is an all-time favorite at our house. Since it freezes well, you can make it ahead of time and simply get it our shortly before you need it. I usually cut it into serving-size pieces before freezing to make it even quicker to serve!
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
- 3 cups cold milk
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
- 1 ounce semisweet chocolate
- Combine flour, nuts and butter; pat onto the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Cool.
- In a bowl, combine pudding mixes and milk; let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Add 1 cup whipped topping and mix well; spread over crust. Spread pudding over cream cheese mixture. Spread remaining whipped topping over pudding layer. Grate chocolate over top. Refrigerate overnight. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Mississippi Mud in Sweet and Scrumptious Chocolate 1994, p44