Very easy and deliciously creamy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Thoroughly blend graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and butter. Press firmly in bottom of 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Blend together half the whipped topping, 3/4 cup sugar, and softened cream cheese. Spread mixture on top of crust.

  • Whip together the puddings and milk and spread on top of cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts

440 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 52.5g; fat 24.1g; cholesterol 46mg; sodium 480.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (60)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
We made it just like the recipe says, and it was delicious, even though my little brother complained saying the butterscotch pudding tasted coffee-like. MAKE SURE YOU LET THE PUDDING SIT. I have made pudding before, and in a hurry I had not let it sit at all, I kept mixing continuously. Letting my pudding sit for two minutes while my mom lectured me on how to layer the pie right was the best food technique I've ever learned! It will actually thicken into pudding, instead of how liquidy it looks when you add the two cups of milk. I was also surprised when the crust tasted like brown sugar, though it didn't stick well to the cream-cheese mixture. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/12/2017
I won't make it again. It wasn't for us. If you love pudding you may like it. Read More
76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
We made it just like the recipe says, and it was delicious, even though my little brother complained saying the butterscotch pudding tasted coffee-like. MAKE SURE YOU LET THE PUDDING SIT. I have made pudding before, and in a hurry I had not let it sit at all, I kept mixing continuously. Letting my pudding sit for two minutes while my mom lectured me on how to layer the pie right was the best food technique I've ever learned! It will actually thicken into pudding, instead of how liquidy it looks when you add the two cups of milk. I was also surprised when the crust tasted like brown sugar, though it didn't stick well to the cream-cheese mixture. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2003
Excellent! Everyone loved it. I noticed that a few reviews stated that it wouldn't fit in a pie pan, but the recipe states that it should go into a 9x13 pan. I put it in my cake pan and it turned out just right. I will probably add some nuts next time though. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2002
This recipe was a hit at a family gathering I took it to. It makes two 8" pies. I made one with an Oreo cookie crust and one with a Nilla wafer crust. I folded the Cool Whip into the pudding mixture for the top layer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2003
Easy to make and delicious. Makes enough for two 6 inch ready-made pies crusts. Looks pretty with fudge syrup drizzed over the top. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
This recipe is truly the "original" Mississippi mud recipe. My friends from the South always made an extra for our family. We love it and it's easy to make. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I am a retired dessert taster for a baking company and this is one of the best mud pie recipes I've tried. It turned out excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2005
I've made this for two occasions now and it was always the first empty dish. Wonderful sweet delicious!!! Didn't have butterscotch pudding so vanilla was the substitute. Definitely a keeper!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2009
I cut this recipe in half so I could prepare in a pre-made graham pie crust. However I kept the cream cheese as 8 oz to double that ingredient. I mixed the entire 8 oz of cream cheese with the whipped topping and reserved about 1/3 of the mixture for the top layer instead of just having the whipped topping as the top layer. My family LOVED this and I didn't even have a chance to take a leftover piece home to my boyfriend as my Grandma claimed the last piece for herself to keep! Since I have 2 half used instant pudding packets (since I halved recipe) I guess I'll have to make this again! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2007
I tried this recipe after my husband had told me to look up a recipe for it, we absolutely loved it and everyone else that has tried it also. You can alter the nuts to go with what you have on hand, and I also bake the crust for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees. It just makes for a somewhat toasted taste. Whether the original recipe or with a few alterations, this is still great!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
11/12/2017
I won't make it again. It wasn't for us. If you love pudding you may like it. Read More
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