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coconut layered dessert

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

This is a delicious Coconut Dessert that's great for potlucks or holidays. I just made it again for Easter. Enjoy!

(4 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For coconut layered dessert

  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 8 oz
    pkg. cream cheese ( don't use soft)
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 - 8 oz
    cool whip - thawed
  • 3 pkg
    coconut cream instant pudding & pie filling ( 3.4-3.9 oz size boxes each)
  • 3 c
    cold milk
  • 8 oz
    cool whip - thawed
  • 1 c
    toasted coconut

How To Make coconut layered dessert

  • 1
    1st layer Mix the flour, butter, sugar and nuts together; then press into a 13x9 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    3rd layer Beat the milk and pudding together in a bowl on low speed until pudding thickens; Spread over the cream cheese layer and chill in refrigerator. Spread the Cool Whip on top of the pudding layer. Refrigerate.
  • 4
    In a skillet over low heat, spread 1 cup coconut evenly. Stir often as the coconut toasts. This won't take long. Make sure you watch it carefully as it will burn quickly of you don't keep moving it. You could also toast on a sheet pan in the oven. Sprinkle over cool whip topping. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.