Mystery Dessert

Marsha Gardner Recipe

By Marsha Gardner mrdick1950


I like to change this dessert up by substituting the chocolate pudding with butterscotch or banana pudding. Use your imagination.


1 stick
butter, unsalted, melted
1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
nuts, chopped fine
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 large
cool whip, thawed
1 c
powdered sugar
2 small
instant chocolate pudding mix
3 c
1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini for topping

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together the first 3 ingredients; press into 8 or 9 inch square pan and bake at 350-degrees for about 15 minutes; cool.

Combine the cream cheese, 1 cup cool whip and the confectioners sugar.

Chill for several hours or overnight.
Mix until smooth and spread gently over crust.
Mix chocolate pudding and milk; spread over cream cheese mixture.

Cover pudding with the remaining cool whip and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts

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Marsha Gardner mrdick1950
Oct 26, 2012
I like that name.
christine torres cris2660
Oct 26, 2012
My aunts have always called it chocolate delight but my recipe lists it as Sex in a Pan lol
Marsha Gardner mrdick1950
Oct 13, 2012
Another name I had forgotten about Lush. This luscious dessert has so many great names.
Judy Steward outinthecountry
Oct 13, 2012
this is just like my friends lemon lush, you just use one box lemon, and one vanilla instant pudding mix and it's delishious! yours looks delishious to, can't wait to try with the chocolate!
Jeanne Wise Bluejeanz
Oct 13, 2012
My sister called it "Chocolate Delight" but then we ran wild with it and made it with other flavors. I'm glad you said your recipe is 40 years old because I was thinking mine was older than I'd said but, with my bad memory, I couldn't remember how long ago they starting selling Cool Whip, LOL. I guess this is one recipe that stands the test of time and we'll keep making it till they stop selling Cool Whip.