Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Gifts in the form of food

This weeks spin was easy enough...a dessert. I got plenty of those but I will choose a family favorite. This was put into a family cookbook that was given to one whole side of my family and i make it on almost every occassion that I bring something.

First Layer-Crust (for a 9X13 cake pan)
In a small to medium size pan, on medium-low heat melt 1-1/2 sticks of butter (or margarine) and 3 tablspoons of sugar stirring constantly.
Add: 1 1/3 cups flour and
1/3 cups chopped nuts (optional)
Press into the cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees until crust is light brown, approximately 20-25 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes before adding the next layer.

Second Layer-Cream Cheese:
In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer blend 8 oz. cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Cream together. Add half of a large (16 oz) carton of Cool Whip.

Third Layer-Pudding Mix:
In a medium mixing bowl (with mixer or by hand) blend the following:
2 small packages or 1 large package of chocolate* instant pudding mix and
3 cups of milk
* You can substitue any flavor of pudding that you choose. Banana is also a very delicious flavor!

Fourth Layer-Cool Whip:
Add the rest of the cool whip and spread over the top.

Refrigerate for about 3 hours before serving. Serve cold.

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Sprite's Keeper said...

I've never been a fan of cheesecAke, but I would put aside my feelings for a slice of this! Sounds delicious! You're linked!

Heather said...

I love cheesecake!

Although all recipes are going to have to wait till after the holidays. My wallet is comepletely tapped out.

Jan said...

Oh, YUM!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Sounds REALLY good!