4 Layer Cream Cheese Pudding Dessert

"This is a WONDERFUL recipe. It is so easy and no one would ever know! The great thing is you may use any flavor you like for the pudding. I would use chocolate or vanilla 8)"
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  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine the flour, nuts and margarine.
  • Press mixture into a 13x9-inch pan.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes.
  • While cooling, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 cup Cool Whip.
  • Spread over first layer.
  • Mix the pudding and milk; pour on creamy layer.
  • Chill.
  • Spread with remaining Cool Whip.
  • You may sprinkle with toasted coconut if you like.

Questions & Replies

  1. Would it be ok to use a foil baking pan? I'm trying to cut down on dishes to wash if I can.


  1. This stuff is totally addictive and never fails to please.Our favorite flavor to use in this is pistachio.Yummy yummy!!!!!!!!
  2. My mother made this when I was young and I'm 48. I've made with many variations. I sometimes make with a scotch break cookie crust. I don't like margarine...I use butter. Also, my mother always made with 1/2 chocolate or vanilla and 1/2 pistachio pudding. Pistachio is THE best.
  3. What I'm rating here is the crust. I should have doubled or 1 1/2x the crust ingredients. When I spread the cream cheese layer over the crust, it just fell apart and crumbled. No one will see it, but when one is putting in time, effort, and $$ for ingredients, it should be good looking in appearance besides tasting good. I used lemon pudding and grated lemon zest into it.
  4. I make this all the time everyone always loves it, I use 1 cup of nuts in the crust and only add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to the cream cheese layer. I use chocolate and vanilla pudding mixed together while in powder form and only add 2 1/2 cups of milk, I also add 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the pudding mixture.
  5. This is probably my favorite dessert outside of pure cheesecake. Funny story...first time I ate it (many years ago) I asked the lady for the recipe over the phone. When she mentioned the pudding, she said pistachio and butterscotch was her favorite. It required 2 boxes, so I thought she meant one of each, so that's how I fixed it. It didn't look the same, but it sure was good. Believe it or not, that is still how I fix it and everyone loves it's unique flavor.


  1. I know this recipe as Instant pudding refrigerator dessert and have made this since I was 9; I've made this with butterscotch pudding, turtle combination chocolate and butterscotch with pecans and this weekend will be making it as banana cream cheese, I've even substituted the original crust with pecan sandies cookie crust a family favorite!


Hey there!~ My name is Crystal. I am 19,and living in Florida. I really love to cook,& bake all the time for my family.I just get so much enjoyment out of it! There is just something about the great aroma throughout the house when you bake something,creating special memories in the kitchen! A little more about me: I am a strict vegetarian,(almost vegan!,heh)but of course my whole family is not,so I cook just about anything! Other than cooking-I like to read,surf the net and create art. My favorite websites are: www.ebay.com & www.witchvox.com (I'm wiccan) Of course,the Zaar has become my favorite website! I love how friendly the people are and how interactive this place is!
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