Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cre8tive Kitchen: 4 Layer Dessert

Cre8tive Kitchen

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Brenda Campbell, author of Cre8tive Kitchen is the first blogger who replied to my post: "
Submit your recipes and get featured!" I haven't tried her recipe yet but it sure looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Brenda!

By the way, I'm learning a lot from her site... lots of great info!


Hi Sarah,
Here is my recipe. It is called 4 Layer Dessert and it is so good. Rich and creamy and very sweet. Loved it as a kid growing up whenever we needed a special dessert for something, this is what my mother always made. I just made it today too because of course, I needed pictures LOL I also attached a picture to use with the recipe. Thanks.

4 Layer Dessert

1st Layer
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup finely chopped nuts (can use any nut you like, I use pecans)
Combine until mealy. Pat into bottom of ungreased 13x8 baking dish. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Chill. (do not add next layer until the crust is cooled off totally in the fridge)
2nd Layer
1 - 8 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tub Cool Whip (about 9 oz or 1/2 of an 18 oz tub)
1 tsp vanilla
Whip together and add on top of layer 1. Chill.
3rd Layer
1 small package (4 serving size) chocolate pudding mix
1 small package (4 serving size) vanilla pudding mix
3 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
Whip together and put on top of Layer 2. Chill.
4th Layer
Top with remainder of Cool Whip from an 18 oz tub. Garnish with chopped nuts, miniature chocolate chips, or chocolate shavings. I just ran a Hershey bar through a cheese grater to get chocolate curls for garnish.