Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chocolate Lust...Recipe with Pictures...

Last night I remembered--I have to bring treats to Book Club tonight!  It was 10 o'clock, I was tired from planting flowers, and I couldn't think of anything to make except for that standby box of cookie brownies in the cupboard.

Then, it dawned on me while playing Drawsome with my mom on the iPad...Chocolate favorite childhood dessert.  I messaged her for the recipe. And here it is.

You need a 9x13 pan.

Preheat the oven to 350 while you make this mixture:
  • 1 stick of margarine or butter (I used real butter)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts or pecans (I used walnuts)
  • Mix together with a spoon and pat into the bottom of the 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees and let cool. 
 It does not turn color after the 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, as the crust is baking, work on this mixture:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups of Cool Whip (Buy 2 eight ounce containers, you will the leftovers later)
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • Beat together.
I have a big kitchen mixer, but I like using a hand mixer for this recipe.  

Pour this mixture on top of the crust and let sit for 5 minutes while you make the pudding mixture:
  • 2 four oz. packages of chocolate pudding (you can also use banana or any flavor you like)
  • 3 cups of milk
  • Beat until thick
Pour over the above layer and let sit for 5 minutes.
 While the pudding is setting, I like to beat the remaining Cool Whip in its own container to make it easier to spread.

 Spread the remaining Cool Whip.  
Essentially, you are done!  But I wanted to add one little touch just for decoration.  I grated part of a dark Hershey bar into a bowl and spooned the shavings on top of the dessert:

 Yummy!  Now you're done. 

It is best to make it a few hours before you plan to enjoy it so that it can set and chill in a fridge.  Mine is doing that as I write this.  I can't wait to try it out tonight!

It is also a great summer dessert because it is cool and light.  

 Now for the really fun up!
Anybody want to help? 


MOM said...

Remember to tell everyone that it can be made with instant lemon pudding or instant banana pudding...just in case you are a little odd and don't like chocolate...or perhaps have an allergy to chocolate...I wish! Wish I could try it and see how it turned out!!!!!!!!!!

Kristie said...

Yes, I mentioned the option for the other flavors up there in the post. And it turned out SUPER YUMMY!

Karen said...

This is one of my favorites!! Yum!

MOM said...

You won't believe this...Sept, 2013, and I Googled Chocolate Lust to see if there was an easier recipe than mine...and what do I find! Your recipe that I gave you, complete with pictures!!! You got Googled! OK...I guess that's what I'll make for can we deprive these ladies of this incredible dessert! MOM1258

Kristie said...

That is AWESOME! Well, it is still one the great dessert recipes and a perfect one for summer because it is chilled and not too filling.