Delicious Dessert

We were invited to a potluck dinner with friends a few weeks ago. I always puzzle over what to take to potlucks, and ended up taking a pan of lasagna along with this dessert.  It’s simple, quick, easy to transport, and like it’s name ~ it’s delicious!

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The base is simply a mix of flour and butter patted into the bottom of a pan and baked for 20 minutes.

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While it’s baking, I start on the middle layer: cream cheese, cool whip, and icing (powdered) sugar.

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Once it’s all mixed up, I transfer it into another bowl and wash out the mixer and paddles, so I can make the top layer ~ instant chocolate pudding!

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Once the base is baked until just barely browned, it needs to cool completely before adding the layers on top of it. I speed up the cooling down process by just popping it into the fridge for a bit.  After it’s cool to the touch, I start adding the cream cheese layer.  I first place small spoon-fuls on the top,

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and then I spread it out.

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The base can be delicate, so this method prevents it from lifting off the bottom (and making a big ol’ mess!).

I then add the pudding layer the same way.

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I pop it into the fridge to cool before cutting and then serve it with a dollop of cool whip.

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Delicious Dessert

Delicious Dessert


  • Base:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Middle Layer:
  • 1 8 oz or 250 gram package cream cheese
  • 1 cup cool whip
  • 1 cup powdered, icing sugar
  • Top Layer
  • 1 large package or 2 small packages instant pudding mix, chocolate or banana cream is good
  • 2 1/2 cups milk


  1. Base Layer: Mix together butter and flour until mixture resembles course oatmeal. Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  2. Middle Layer: In an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, icing sugar and cool whip. Mix together until mixture is smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  3. Top Layer: Prepare pudding mix with 2 1/2 cups milk.
  4. Once base layer is completely cooled, spread on cream cheese layer and then top with the pudding layer. Chill before cutting. Serve with a dollop of cool whip.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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  1. My recipe calls for a small box each of vanilla and chocolate. My family loves it, and it has been enjoyed at many potlucks as well. Blessings.

  2. I have made this for years. Have done all kinds of pudding. Pistachio is great! Love the recipes you share Rita!!

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