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Grandma's Chocolate Delight Dessert


My Grandma Swiler used to bring this to our family gathering every Christmas. It is still a popular hit. 

1 cup flour
2 cups chopped pecans, divided
1/2 cup butter, softened
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
12 oz. whipped topping, divided
2 - 3.9 oz. instant chocolate pudding mix
4 cups milk

In small bowl, mix together flour, 1 cup pecans, and butter. Press into an oblong baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool.

In mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping until combined. Spread mixture onto cooled crust. 

In another mixing bowl, whisk together pudding and milk for two minutes until pudding begins to thicken. Spread pudding over cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping and sprinkle remaining 1 cup chopped pecans to cover. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight before serving. Serves 20-24.
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