Sinfully delicious and we have also made this with pistachio pudding and it is equally sinful.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, combine butter or margarine, flour and chopped walnuts. Mix, then pat into bottom of 9x13 " pan.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Allow to cool.

  • Beat softened cream cheese with confectioners sugar until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust.

  • In a medium bowl, combine chocolate pudding mix with 3 cups milk. Mix well and spread over cream cheese mixture.

  • Spread remaining 1/2 container of whipped topping over pudding. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; 4 g protein; 21.9 g carbohydrates; 22.9 mg cholesterol; 137.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (73)

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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
I have been making a dessert like this for years. It has so many different names. My family likes it best with a graham cracker crust and I always just use half the amount of milk than what it calls for on the box of pudding. We use all different kinds of puddings but our favorite is still chocolate. We also top it with grated chocolate or drizzle it with chocolate syrup instead of using nuts. I really don't think you can go wrong with this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/09/2013
We really didn't like this. It was a waste of my time and ingredients. My husband hated it. Read More
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91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
I have been making a dessert like this for years. It has so many different names. My family likes it best with a graham cracker crust and I always just use half the amount of milk than what it calls for on the box of pudding. We use all different kinds of puddings but our favorite is still chocolate. We also top it with grated chocolate or drizzle it with chocolate syrup instead of using nuts. I really don't think you can go wrong with this recipe. Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
I have been making a dessert like this for years. It has so many different names. My family likes it best with a graham cracker crust and I always just use half the amount of milk than what it calls for on the box of pudding. We use all different kinds of puddings but our favorite is still chocolate. We also top it with grated chocolate or drizzle it with chocolate syrup instead of using nuts. I really don't think you can go wrong with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
Also great with cherry pie filling substituted for the pudding/milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
First thing my fiance said was "you better get your own spoon I might miss a bite. This pan is definitely in trouble!" Needless to say we enjoyed the Piggy Pudding. It did turn out a little watery and I think that is from the extra milk. Next time I will only use 2-2 12 cups of milk instead of three in the pudding. Watery or not it made piggys out of us! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
This recipe was fantastic!!! Everyone in the house loved it. From my 2yr old Granddaughter(She looked like a little piggy hen she was done.)to my husband who is not a sweet eater. Thank you Ginger for such a great recipe it certainly gets rave reviews at our house. And I have passed it around to all my friends...;0) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2007
Should only have 2 cups milk. 3 cups makes it too watery. Just follow the directions on the pudding box. Otherwise it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2008
Made before, but this time I lightened it up a bit by usining 1% milk and only 1/2 the amount listed, light cream cheese and light cool whip to cut back on calories. Topped with chocolate sprinkles because my family doesn't like nuts. No one seemed to miss extra fat and calories. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2010
I only gave 4 stars because I altered the recipe my SIL makes a similiar dessert except she uses pistacio pudding and tops it with marchino (sp) cherries. I made this with a nilla wafer crust I used the whole box no nuts or flour just butter and baked for 15 minutes. also used 16oz of coolwhip with the creamcheese mixture used a 5.9oz box of chocolate pudding instead of the 3.9 and topped with another 8oz of coolwhip and an entire bag of heath toffee bar pieces so yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2011
Best dessert ever but there is a mistake in this recipe. It should call for 2 3.9 oz packages of the chocolate pudding mix....that's why it's coming out watery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This recipe is awesome my kids and husband couldn't get enough of it. The crust is nutty and tasty which makes a pudding cake taste even better! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/09/2013
We really didn't like this. It was a waste of my time and ingredients. My husband hated it. Read More
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