Caramel Pecan Delight

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After one bite of this rich caramel-drizzles dessert, you'll move it to the top of your recipe file. A buttery crust of crushed pecan cookies complements the cheesecake-like filling. 'It's a glorious treat,' promises Judy Atwell of Aptos, California.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package pecan cookies, crushed

  • ½ cup butter or margarine, melted

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping, divided

  • 1 ½ cups cold milk

  • 1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup caramel topping until smooth. In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes; fold into cream cheese mixture. Spread over the cooled crust. Sprinkle with pecans. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Cut into squares; drizzle with remaining caramel topping.