Grandma's 4 Layer Dessert Recipe

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Grandma's 4 Layer Dessert

Jamie Ball


My Grandma used to make this dessert for every major family gathering. It's been a family favorite for many years.

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30 Min
15 Min


1 pkg
cream cheese, softened
1 pkg
cool whip, thawed
1 pkg
instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
1 pkg
instant chocolate pudding mix (3.9 oz)
1 c
confectioners' sugar
3 c


1 c
all purpose flour
1 c
chopped walnuts
1/2 c


1Combine flour and walnuts in a bowl. Cut in the butter until mixture is the consistency of fine crumbs. Press into a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake crust at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
2Combine sugar, cream cheese, and half of the carton of whipped topping in a bowl, beating until smooth. Spread over crust.
3In 2 separate bowls, combine each pudding mix with 1.5 cups of milk and mix until the pudding is at a soft serve consistency. Spread chocolate pudding over cream cheese mixture, then vanilla pudding over chocolate pudding layer.
4Spread remaining whipped topping over vanilla pudding layer and chill until ready to serve. May be garnished with chocolate curls, chopped nuts, or both.

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