Coconut Layered Dessert

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 12
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1 c flour
1/2 c softened butter
1 c chopped walnuts
8 oz pkg. cream cheese ( don't use soft)
1 c confectioners' sugar
1 c cool whip (16 oz size)
2 pkg coconut cream instant pudding & pie filling ( 3.4-3.9 oz size boxes each)
3 c cold milk
8 oz remainder of 16 oz cool whip
1 c toasted coconut

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Cassie * Recipe
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Great state of, PA
Member Since Dec 2011
Cassie's notes for this recipe:
This is a delicious Coconut Dessert, I just made it for Christmas, and not a piece left..I wish I had a picture, it's very pretty with the toasted one I make I will take a picture..
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1st layer

Mix the flour, butter, and nuts together; then press into a 13x9 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min until lightly browned. Cool completely.
2nd layer

Beat the cream cheese,confectioner's sugar, and 8oz Cool Whip in a bowl together; then spread onto the cooled first layer crust. Refrigerate until chilled.
3rd layer

Beat the milk and pudding together in a bowl on low speed until pudding thickens; Spread over 2nd layer and chill in refrigerator. Spread the remaining Cool Whip on top of 3rd pudding layer. Refrigerate.
I use a pizza pan to toast my coconut. Spread a cup or a cup 1/2 depending how much coconut you like, and brown at 350 for approximate 10 min, I check it every 5 min and turn it with a spatula till browned..Cool coconut completely before putting on top of Cool Whip layer. The toasted coconut makes your 5th layer.. I like to use angel flake coconut, it is prettier.

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user Cynthia Smith dessertfiend - Dec 31, 2011
This sounds delicious! I love coconut and can't wait to try this. It will have to wait a while though, there are still so many holiday goodies around to enjoy!
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Dec 31, 2011
Darn..can tell I am new to this, was trying to put a pic on my profile and ended up in the wrong place..
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Dec 31, 2011
Hi Cynthia..I hope you enjoy this recipe,when you do make is soo good!
user Carole F BakersQueen - Dec 31, 2011
I make the chocolate, butterscotch, and, also, the lemon recipes for this same dessert. All are sooo delicious! I love fact, I have my cookbook out laying here from last week to post the lemon one (great minds think alike) is my favorite. Gotta say, I can't wait to try the coconut..yum!
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Dec 31, 2011
Hi Lynn, Yes I was going to post the other versions also, I have never made the others, but I'm sure eventually I will...the coconut one is delicious!

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