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Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Better than Anything Else" Dessert

I made this dessert for St. Patrick day, but only because I wanted something green for dessert, it has nothing to do with the holiday itself. I make this dessert often (more than I should) because its one of my favorites. Its light and yummy for spring and summer barbecues and it hits the spot when you need a little "pick-me-up" during the winter months. This dessert has MANY names...I've heard it called anything from "Best Ever Dessert," to "Better than Sex Cake," to "The Republican Dessert"....But regardless of what it is called and what you choose to refer to it as...Its just plain "BETTER THAN... ANYTHING ELSE" in my book and....it's absolutly delicious!
Look at that picture...doesn't it just look like it would melt right in your mouth?...
let me tell you a secret....
....it does!

"Better Than Anything Else" Dessert

Mix together:
2 c. flour
1 c. margarine
1 c. chopped walnuts
Cut flour and margarine together using a pastry blender or 2 knives. Add nuts and mix. Pat mixture in a 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool completely

Mix together:
1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
1 (8 oz) whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
Combine all ingredients together and mix with electric beaters, then spread onto cooled crust. Let refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Mix together:
3 (4 oz). pkg. of instant pudding (use vanilla, chocolate or pistachio...whatever your preference is. I have tried both the chocolate and pistachio and love them both equally as much)
3 3/4 c. cold milk (2% or whole...don't use 1% or skim, your pudding won't set)
Mix both ingredient together and mix with electric beaters until pudding is thick. Spread over cream cheese layer and chill.

Before serving, top with:
8 oz. whipped topping
chopped walnuts
grated chocolate bar (if you make a chocolate pudding)

Refrigerate any leftovers....hmmmm...won't be any, but just in case.........

Happy Cooking~


  1. This is one of my favs that my mom has made all my life, I think you HAve to use real butter in the crust and we call it "Pie" so so so so good!

  2. Hmmmm...sounds delicious! And, bytheway, this blog is really fun. I like the "what's cookin' at your house" thing on the side bars. Very clever.

  3. jolynn mccormickMay 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    I made this today and the pudding didn't turn thick-maybe I mixed too long-it seemed too watery-My pudding could have been old too-was it just 1 package of pudding? :) Thanks-

  4. Jolynn-

    Sorry your stuff didn't turn out. Thats a bummer when you make something and spend all that time just to have it fail. BUT its 3 puddings (the 4 oz box)...thats probably why it didn't turn out. Try again :) hopefully it will turn out better.