Chocolate Delite

Delicious chocolaty, cool dessert that's great for summer gatherings, but is a hit any time of the year. Only downside: never any leftovers! Any pudding can be used; butterscotch is excellent!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped pecans, divided

  • 1 cup self-rising flour

  • ½ cup margarine, at room temperature

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix

  • 3 cups milk

  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (Optional)

Directions

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

  2. Pour 2 tablespoons pecans into a small bowl; set aside. Stir remaining pecans, flour, and margarine together in a bowl; press pecan mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely.

  4. Beat confectioners' sugar, 1 cup whipped topping, and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; spread mixture over cooled crust.

  5. Beat milk and pudding mix together in a bowl until thick and stiff; spread pudding over cream cheese mixture. Stir remaining whipped topping and reserved pecans together in a bowl; spread over pudding layer. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
18g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 140mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.