A luxurious, rich dessert that induces happiness in all who try it...called Mari's Dessert in honor of my sister-in-law who loves it. Garnish with shaved chocolate curls or flaked coconut if desired.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, Cut the butter into the flour and 1/4 cup sugar until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; pat mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool to room temperature.

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread mixture over cooled crust.

  • In the same bowl, Mix pudding according to package directions. Spread over cream cheese mixture.

  • Top with remaining whipped topping. Chill in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

375.6 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 39.9g 13% DV; fat 23g 35% DV; cholesterol 49mg 16% DV; sodium 293.6mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
This is basically a sugar cookie crust with a delicious cream layer and chocolate pudding! My 13 year old son and 14 year old bro-in-law DO NOT eat pie, but LOVED this and asked for it for Christmas dinner! Easy and wonderful!! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
This is basically a sugar cookie crust with a delicious cream layer and chocolate pudding! My 13 year old son and 14 year old bro-in-law DO NOT eat pie, but LOVED this and asked for it for Christmas dinner! Easy and wonderful!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
This recipe is great and very quick to whip up. I have made it a few times now and have even tried different types of pudding in place of the chocolate. (Our favorites are butterscotch and cookies n cream.) We have also tried this recipe using an oreo cookie crust it is so tasty! As you can tell we use this as our base and then add whatever kinds you want. Enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
My 16 year old daughter made this for Mother's Day which is in March in the UK. We can't get frozen whipped topping here so she used whipped cream she also decorated the top with whipped cream and cherries. It was absolutely delicious. Many Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
This was such a good recipe!! Hubby and kids loved it and none of them are big chocolate eaters. It was gone the next day. Thank you for sharing this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
My husband and kids loved this. It's super easy to make and the ingredients are ones you probably already have at home. Great for times when you have a craving for something sweet but not too sweet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
Super easy crowd pleaser! I made this dessert for a church potluck and it was gone before I even had a chance to get a piece! Everybody loved it - especially the crust. I used a large box of chocolate carmel chip pudding. It seemed a small box would be a very thin layer of chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2015
I doubled the ingredients for the cookie crust so it would be thicker. I also used Chocolate Fudge Pudding flavor rather than the plain chocolate. I took another reviewers suggestion and placed sliced strawberries on the cooled cookie crust. It turned out absolutely great!!! You could actually use any flavor of pudding with this recipe....My family absolutely loved it. Will definitely be making this again:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2004
was ok. would make again. i accidentally burned the crust. but was still pretty good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2013
Excellent recipe. Play around with it because the possibilities are endless. Thanks MARI!!!! Read More
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