I grew up with my mom making this dessert every so often. It was one of my dad's favorites. I've never made it myself so this year my dessert to take over to Ryan's parents for Christmas was this. My mom called it Four Layer Delight. I heard my dad call it "Better Than Sex"...either way, it's good stuff. I'm not saying that I actually did this...but... I heard that someone might have woke up at 5am this morning...stumbled to the kitchen, ate a few bites of this right out of the fridge and went back to bed. Like I said, I'm not admitting to it....just saying that it might have happened.
Here's the receipe if you'd like to try it. I really have no idea where it originated. I copied this from my mom's receipe box. My Aunt Allene gave it to her in the 80's.
1 c. flour
1/2 c. nuts (I used walnuts...you could also use pecans)
1/2 c. butter (please use the real deal)
1 c. powdered sugar
2 - 3 oz packages of chocolate pudding - prepared...so you'll need some milk too
1 - 8oz package of cream cheese
1 large tub of Cool Whip (extra creamy please)
Mix flour, nuts & butter and pat in a 13x9 inch pan. Bake on 350 for 15 minutes...let cool.
Mix 1 cup Cool Whip with powdered sugar and cream cheese until fluffy and spread over cooled crust.
Spread pudding on top of cream cheese mixture.
Last layer, spread remaining Cool Whip on top and sprinkle with nuts.
Now, I can never follow a recipe as it is written...I always have to add stuff. Sometimes it's good and sometimes I need to just stick to the recipe. But in this case it was for the good. I added crushed Pecan Sandie cookies to the top with the nuts. I thought it needed an extra crunch...and I was right!!