This is an old family favorite that my grandma always made for holidays and everyone loves it. It is so light and refreshing. I made it with walnuts instead of pecans and lemon pudding instead of vanilla. I chopped the nuts very fine and sprinkled some extra chopped walnuts on top and it looked so pretty. I cut it into 24 squares. Another reviewer said it was sloppy; you have to make sure you let the pudding set first before spreading it on. And the cool whip has to be nice and soft. I didn't allow the 2 hour chill time at the end but just stuck it in the freezer for 20 minutes and it was perfect. My guests all loved it and were so excited when I sent some home with them.
I made this recipe yesterday for a potluck. I am not sure what went wrong. The pudding never really set. By the time I added the cool whip on top, the pudding wanted to swirl into the topping. When I arrived at my destination. The dessert was very soupy. I respread the topping and refrigerated again for over 2 hrs. I then tasted and did not like the cookie texture. So, my friends thought we should put in the freezer. This helped a little. Freezing did help the cookie bottom somehow. But as the dessert sat out it became soupy again. Today I tasted the left-overs and I think its good. It just dosen't look pretty.
Easy to make, hubby loved it. Was a great addition to our July 4th get together.
I made this last night,it is del,I put peaches on top. Thanks