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Chocolate Yum - multiple pieces

Chocolate Yum

  • Author: She's Almost Always Hungry
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


Also known as Chocolate Delight, the buttery shortbread crust is topped with sweetened cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and creamy whipped topping. It is an easy dessert, perfect for a potluck, and feeds a crowd.



For the crust

1½ cups flour

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

½ teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)

¾ cup unsalted butter

½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, etc.)

For the cream cheese layer

1 cup powdered sugar

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

2 8-ounce containers Cool Whip, thawed

For the pudding layer

2 packages instant chocolate pudding (enough to make 4 cups)

4 cups milk*

For garnish (optional)

Chocolate shavings

Finely chopped nuts


For the crust

Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly coat a 9″ x 13″ pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two butter knives until the mixture is crumbly. Add the nuts and mix well. Press lightly into the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Set aside to cool completely..

For the cream cheese layer

Beat together the powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth.

Add 1 cup of Cool Whip and mix well. Spread on cooled crust and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. The layer must be firm before adding the pudding layer.

For the pudding layer

Whip together the instant pudding mixes and milk until smooth and thick. Pour over the set cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for an hour until set.

To finish

Spread the remaining Cool Whip onto the pudding layer. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate and chopped nuts, optional.


*Amount will depend on the brand of instant pudding

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 236.57
  • Sugar: 16.68 g.
  • Sodium: 222.92 mg.
  • Fat: 13.04 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 7.15 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 26.91 g.
  • Fiber: 0.85 g.
  • Protein: 4.05 g.
  • Cholesterol: 32.69 mg.

Keywords: chocolate, cream cheese