No-Bake Layered Chocolate Delight

No-Bake Layered Chocolate Delight is easy, make-ahead, and absolutely to-die-for delicious!

No-Bake Layered Chocolate Delight

This is one of my all time favorite desserts. It is SO good!!! It is wonderful to make for a crowd. It feeds a ton of folks, and everyone loves it.

Even though the shortbread crust does require baking time, this is still essentially a no-bake dessert in my book:-)

There are several variations and names for this: Chocolate Sin, Better Than Sex Dessert, Chocolate Delight, Striped Delight, and Chocolate Pudding Dessert. There are a few variations amongst the recipes. Some call for an Oreo crust (I find this way too sweet). Others use a combo of vanilla & chocolate pudding (we love all chocolate).  Some call for chocolate shavings or chips as garnish; we love crushed Oreos.  Here is my version and how it stacks up…….

No-Bake Layered Chocolate Delighta nutty shortbread pecan crust…

a sweet cream cheese layer…..

a chocolate pudding layer……

and a whipped topping layer dusted with crushed Oreos.

Simply scrumptious!!!

One downside….this dessert isn’t for show and doesn’t really look pretty on a plate. It is not firm enough to cut into a photo worthy piece…..but this dessert is so delish~who cares?

Make ahead: This is the perfect dessert to make a day or two ahead, and it is easy to make in stages. The crust can be made a few days early and kept at room temp or even frozen. The remaining layers can be made throughout the day, and each layer can be refrigerated before adding the next layer.

I hope you and your family enjoy this decadent treat. Thanks so much for stopping by! As always, be blessed, and stay savvy!!!

No-Bake Layered Chocolate Delight

One of the yummiest desserts in the world~everyone loves this!!!!

35 min

35 min

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Ingredients

  • NUTTY SHORTBREAD CRUST:
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans (may also use walnuts)
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
  • 2 (8 oz) cream cheese (reduced fat is fine)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 0z) Cool Whip
  • PUDDING LAYER:
  • 2 (3 oz) pkgs instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 cups milk
  • TOP LAYER:
  • 1 (8oz) Cool Whip
  • Oreo cookies, crumbled (I used 1/2 package)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • SHORTBREAD CRUST:
  • In medium bowl, mix butter, nuts, and flour.
  • Press into bottom of a 10 x 13 baking dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes; remove from oven to cool. (Put in freezer for quick cooling).
  • CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
  • Mix cream cheese & powdered sugar until well combined.
  • Stir in Cool Whip until smooth.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled crust.
  • PUDDING LAYER:
  • Place pudding and milk in a bowl.
  • Mix on medium high with electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  • Spread atop cream cheese layer.
  • TOP LAYER:
  • Spread 8 oz Cool Whip over pudding layer.
  • Sprinkle with crushed Oreos.
  • Chill several hours before serving.
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