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Surprise Dessert

This layered dessert is sweet and delicious.  If you like chocolate and a rich shortbread, add some whip and this one's a winner.  Aunt Bernie (my great aunt, Ann Nagle Chapin) brought this to our family picnics for years - we love it!

Make It!

For the shortbread crust:
1 stick 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1- 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Mix together and pat into a 9x 13 baking dish.  Bake 20 minutes until gold @ 325°.  Cool for 10 min.

1 c. powdered sugar1 medium Cool Whip
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

Mix together and spread carefully over crust so as not to break.  Cool 20 min. in frig.

2 - 4 1/2 oz. each instant chocolate pudding mix*
3 cups milk

Mix together and spread over cream cheese mixture.

1 med. Cool Whip
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Spread Cool Whip on top & sprinkle with more pecans. Refrigerate 'til firm.
*Can also use lemon, butterscotch, etc.