A luxurious, rich dessert that induces happiness in all who try it...called Mari's Dessert in honor of my sister-in-law who loves it. Garnish with shaved chocolate curls or flaked coconut if desired.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, Cut the butter into the flour and 1/4 cup sugar until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; pat mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread mixture over cooled crust.
In the same bowl, Mix pudding according to package directions. Spread over cream cheese mixture.
Top with remaining whipped topping. Chill in refrigerator.