Grandma's 4 Layer Dessert

Grandma's 4 Layer Dessert Recipe

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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

How to Make Grandma's 4 Layer Dessert


  • 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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