grandma's 4 layer dessert

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By Jamie Ball
from Lovington, NM

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

prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For grandma's 4 layer dessert

  • 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
    milk
  • CRUST:
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c
    butter
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How To Make grandma's 4 layer dessert

  • 1
    Combine 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.
  • 2
    Combine sugar, cream cheese, and half of the carton of whipped topping in a bowl, beating until smooth. Spread over crust.
  • 3
    In 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.
  • 4
    Spread 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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