Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Chocolate Delight Dessert (& Variations!)

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      Chocolate Delight Dessert

      2 cups graham cracker crumbs
      2 tbs sugar
      1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
      8 oz cream cheese, softened
      1 cup confectioners’ sugar
      16-oz frozen whipped topping
      2 pkg chocolate instant pudding
      3 cups cold milk

      Variations/ Options

      • Add 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
      • If you’d like to make this a no-bake dessert, just use a graham cracker pie crust instead.
      • Mint Chocolate Delight – add 1 1/2 teaspoons of mint extract
      • Use any other flavor pudding, for pistachio- use pistachio pudding and top with pistachio nuts, lemon- use lemon pudding and top with a couple teaspoons of fresh lemon zest, etc

      Heat the oven to 350°.

      1. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and the melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan.
      2. Bake for 10 min.
      3. Cool completely before assembling the layers.
      4. Beat the softened cream cheese with the confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Stir in half of the whipped topping until well blended.
      5. Spread the mixture over the cooled crust.
      6. Beat the pudding with the cold milk as directed on the package using only 3 cups of milk.
      7. Spread the pudding over the cream cheese layer.
      8. Top the dessert with the remaining whipped topping and spread to cover completely.
      9. If desired, sprinkle with chopped pecans or walnuts.

      Chill thoroughly before serving.  Serves 8

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Chocolate Delight Dessert (& Variations!)