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Chocolate Delight

Looking for the next potluck crowd pleaser? Never worry about bringing home leftovers again with a chocolate delight that’s truly a pleasure to make and to eat. A lightly crispy crust topped with a blend of puddings and whipped cream. How can you go wrong? 

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chocolate delight dessert recipe


I’m sorry I don’t have a swanky name for this dessert.

We could make one up…chocolate pudding dream.

Cream cheese layer-y goodness.

Easy as pie but not pie chocolate heaven.

Okay, well, it’s a chocolate delight dessert recipe and it really is pretty delightful, let me tell you.

I made this dish to take to a pot luck and it was a pretty hot item on the dessert table. It’s easy to make and in this case I doubled the recipe to feed about 40 people and froze it the day before. It’s good slightly frozen or just refrigerated. It’s your call.

It’s a great go-to for the holidays or just a special night in with your family. Everyone will love it, I promise. Because you know me–I’m the tried-and-true girl. This is just another staple to add to your recipe files!

Chocolate delight (sometimes called chocolate lush) is a layered, freezer-friendly dose of crowd pleasing goodness.

Chocolate Delight

Chocolate delight (sometimes called chocolate lush) is a layered, freezer-friendly dose of crowd pleasing goodness.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Rachel Ballard


  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup pecans chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 13 ounces cool whip topping thawed
  • 1, 3 3/4 ounce box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1, 3 3/4 ounce box chocolate instant pudding
  • 3 cups milk


  • Preheat the oven to 375. 
  • In a bowl, mix the butter, flour and nuts. Spread into the bottom of an engrossed 9x13 pan. Bake until lightly golden (about 15 minutes) and allow to cool completely.
  • In another large bowl mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 1/2 cups of the Cool Whip. Spread evenly over the cooled crust. 
  • Next combined the puddings and milk and beat by hand or with a mixer for 2 minutes. Spread over the cream cheese layer. 
  • Top with remaining Cool Whip and spread evenly. Sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips if you choose. 
  • Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight or you can freeze it and  thaw it in the fridge before serving. 


Remember to refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. 


Calories: 446kcal
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Rachel Ballard

Friday 10th of February 2017

This is sweet treat goodness!