Such a corny name, but what would you call it?
Another favorite recipe also calls for "boxes" and "containers". Four Layer Delight. The original recipe includes instant chocolate pudding and Cool Whip. Yes, it could be worse - and I could instead make my own chocolate pudding and sweetened whip cream. But the way we've made it for years is with Jello pudding and Cool Whip. So why make it more complicated?
The crust alone would be a yummy cookie!!
Googled it. Here I thought no one would know what I was talking about if I said "four layer delight" but apparently it's not as original as I thought.
It's such a perfect summer dessert 'cuz it's fast and easy, it's cool, and it can be made way in advance. The way we make it (which I think happens to be the most common, though I did see a butterscotch version) is:
Layer 1..... Pecan shortbread crust
Layer 2..... Sweetened cream cheese
Layer 3..... Chocolate pudding
Layer 4..... Cool Whip sprinkled with nuts
It was difficult to pause and take this picture - yes I was eating it
Ok maybe you call that five layers? Do the nuts count?
Heck though, I'm not counting. It's too refreshingly yummy delicious!!
Four Layer Delight:
1 1/4 c flour
3 T powdered sugar
1 cup ground nuts
1 cube salted butter, melted
1-8oz cream cheese (low-fat ok)
1 cup powdered sugar
1-8oz container Cool Whip (light or fat free ok)
2 small (3.9 oz) boxes instant chocolate pudding
2 cups milk (skim ok)
Mix the 3 T of powdered sugar, flour and nuts in a 9x13 pan. Add melted butter. Mix & press into the pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees - until brown. Let cool completely. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 cup Cool Whip and spread over the cooled crust. Combine chocolate pudding with milk, beat until thick and spread over. Top with remaining Cool Whip and ground nuts. Let sit in the fridge for at least a couple hours.