Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chocolate Decadence-Tried and True

Today I want to share with you a DECADENT chocolate dessert that has been around since Adam. I have seen it called by so many different names that I really have no clue what the 'original' name was. But I got this recipe in Texas ages and ages ago and my family named it 'Texas Delight.' I made it recently for a luncheon for my Dentists staff. They loved it! I don't know anyone who doesn't love it. And what is really neat about it is that it can be made ahead. So here it is:


This is a layererd delicious WONDER!! First you make a pecan crust. Then top it with a mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar and whipped cream. Top it with Chocolate Pudding, then with another thick layer of whipped cream and then grate a milk chocolate bar over the top. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Its FAA  BU  LUS    DAHLING!

             And here is how you make it

1.    Put 1 -1 ½  cups  flour into a bowl.
2.    Add ½ cup butter
3.    Mix with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly
4.    Add ½ cup chopped nuts
5.    Mix with fork and pour into a 9x13 pan.
6.    With fingers press into pan covering entire surface and clear to the edges.

7. Bake crust in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden on the edges.
8. Mix two small packages of chocolate instant pudding with 3 cups of milk and mix until well blended and smooth. Set aside. (Note: If you prefer cooked pudding then make that instead.)
9. In a bowl mix an 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese with 1 cup powdered sugar until well blended.
10. Add 2 ½ cups of whipped topping (or whipped cream) to cream cheese mixture. More if desired.
11. Fold the mixture gently until well blended.
12. Spread over the cooled crust covering the top clear to the edges.

13. Pour pudding which has set into pan over top of cream cheese mixture.
14. Spread over top to edges.
15. Pour another 2-3 cups of the whipped topping over top of pudding.
16. Spread to edges covering the top completely.
17. Grate a milk chocolate Hershey bar over top. Just use a grater to do this. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. NOTE: The dessert can be made a day ahead of serving. Makes 16 servings.

I N D U L G E !!!

Go ahead and get a fork! This piece is for you!!  It is sooo delicious. One of my friends says she makes it every year for Christmas. But don’t wait for a holiday to make it. Serve it to family, friends, co-workers, at potlucks, dinners and luncheons  and even for a midnight snack. YUM! It’s so good and worth every calorie laden bite. ENJOY!

Thanks for joining me today!



Perri said...

Perri Here, I like the new Blog header but then again I liked the other one too, nice to change it some! I just made this at Christmas but If I remember mine has an extra layer on it with Vanilla pudding too, old recipe that is really delicious and easy, best kind GREAT job!!!

Dgoil said...

My mom would let us choose what type of cake or pie we wanted on our birthdays. My sister would choose this one. The name passed onto us was "Chocolate Delight." I have a Texas Sheetcake recipe I received from a woman who was from Ohio. I lost the recipe and found it again on the Internet with a ton of different names.

Delicious Dishes by Debbie said...

Love this yummy and you did a great job on the photos.

Unknown said...

I make this it is wonderful thanks for sharing .i love reading your post.your 12 days of Christmas is great so cleaver.happy new tear Joann typing on a I pad

Anonymous said...

Sharon (Eunice here)...Nann, you are doing a great job on your blog, and I especially like your step by step instructions! I must come for lunch and try this out! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Grandma Miller says I love the new Romantic Header...perfect for Valentine's Day next month. Love the dessert. You do a beautiful job on your blog Nann.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Nann,
This looks decadently delicious!!! WOW!! and gorgeous pictures--Now I'm hungry!! You were just meant to blog, I tell you!!! XO Cindy

Domesblissity said...

Oh Nann! This sure does look good. You know, I thoroughly enjoyed that 'virtual' piece that you sent me! LOL If I keep that up, I'll lose weight in no time! LOL Thanks for linking up again.

Anne xx

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Nancy, this is one of my favorite desserts. Only we call it Chocolate Dream. It's weird that I love it so much because I am not a big chocolate lover and I would NEVER eat chocolat pudding just by itself. Must be because of all of the delicious white stuff.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

Love goes by the name "4 Layer Delight" around here. My mother makes one for me every year on my birthday...just had it last week. She puts pecans as her topping, though. It's just the best dessert ever, isn't it? Such a great Texas tradition. Yee & Haw.

Donna said...

Hey Lady Nan (Nancy)--I was thinking that instead of the cream cheese with powdered sugar, you could sub the white chocolate Indulgence instead! However, this recipe sound dreamy!

Tracy Wilson said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new header! It's so girly and romantic!

And the desert looks lovely too...very nice!


Bliss said...

Well Nann, my college age daughter comes home every Thursday then goes back on Monday. She comes home hungry, and you never know what for. Today she sent me this! She must of googled whip cream and chocolate and settled on this. So at some point this weekend I'm obligated to make this. Oh darn.


Anonymous said...

Hi Nann, Thanks for your sweet sweet comment on my blog (suits and aprons)! I'm still new to blogging, so it's great to know people like it. This recipe looks delish, BTW. I would love to have you as a follower, in the right side bar there is an option to follow by email subscription, but if that's not what you are looking for, when you are on the blog, in the bottom right corner there is a little "(+) Follow" that should pop up. Hopefully that helps! Best, Rachel PS. I'm excited to explore your blog more!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thanks for following my blog--I am now following you too because your food just looks so delicious..and pretty! I hate to cook but love to set a pretty table so I need some inspiration on finding pretty things to make. Sounds like I am at the right place! --Sandy

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh i remember this one. I havn't had it for years. What a great dessert. I need to make it again. Thanks for the reminder. Hugs, Marty

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Man oh man, that looks so delicious. I am now following, can't wait to see what you have cooked up each week.

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

I LOVE this desert!! I have never made it, even tho it is one of my fave's, and I have the recipe. You have talked me into it, lol. I am visiting from Cozy Home Scenes, and am following!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have had this. It is so good. Not sure what it is called here. I wish I had a plate of it right now.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for linking up! Just a reminder also to register for my $50 Stencil Giveaway!

XO, Aimee

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hello! I'm visiting from Cozy Home Scenes. We call this dessert Chocolate Delight. You're right. Everyone loves it. Nice to meet you!

Nellie said...

This is an absolute favorite around here, but it has been awhile since I have made it. Thank you for bringing it to my mind again!

Cheryl said...

Hi Nann!!
OOOHHHH!!! Love the new blog header!! Soooo pretty...
Now the important stuff!! LOL!!!
YUMMMYYYY!! That is what came to mind when I saw this.... so easy peasy too!!! Thank you again, for providing me with a wonderful idea for feeding my sugar addiction!! heehee!!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Hi Nann,
Shannon, Cozy Home Scenes, sent me your way. She featured my blog a few weeks ago and I have made some sweet new friends as a a result I'm sure it will be the same for you.
I'm drooling over this dessert. It looks similar to one that my daughter made at Thanksgiving. Yum!! Thank you for sharing it. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

Kathleen said...

It looks delicious, Nann! Thanks for sharing your recipe! It is calorie free, right?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Yum...I can't believe I have never had this. It looks delicious and I appreciate you sharing the recipe at the Open House party. xo, Sherry

michele said...

omg yum! visiting via french country cottage.

would love to have you stop over to my kate spade giveaway!



Unknown said...

Hello Nann,
This looks delicious!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comments. I am your newest follower♥♥♥
Have a wonderful day,

cathy@my1929charmer said...

This is incredible looking, I don't think I've ever have had this dessert. Ir does look delicious. Congrats on being featured for it. thanks for sharing you inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Julie E said...

I love this dessert. It's one of my favorites. I know it as "The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford" Family flips when I make it.

Karen's Fun & Food said...

I would love to have this recipe but is there any way to print it with less pages? Thanks I can't wait to make it.

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