Surprise Layer Dessert

Surprise Layer Dessert

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Debbie Sue


This was another one of my mom's favorite summertime delights! Use your favorite flavor of pudding! We loved banana and of course I loved chocolate!

It's quick and easy to put together! Enjoy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

Depends on how big you cut the pieces! LOL!!!


How to Make Surprise Layer Dessert


  1. Take one stick of butter and 1 1/4 cups of flour, blend until mealy.

    Add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Pack into a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.

    Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

    Cool thoroughly.
  2. While cooling, whip together, softened 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 of a large container of Cool Whip.

    Spread gently over baked crust.
  3. Take 2 boxes (3.4 oz) of Jello Instant Pudding, (your choice of flavor, we loved banana!) USING ONLY 3 CUPS OF COLD MILK. Whip and pour over cream cheese layer.
  4. Chill for 20 minutes.

    Top with remainder of the Cool Whip, and chill.
    (decorate the top with extra chopped nuts)
    Enjoy! This is a treat!

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About Surprise Layer Dessert

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Pudding Dessert

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