(and just for the record, I think of that EVERY time I tell a babysitter to help themself to something in my fridge at my house)
Just as I have never forgotten that evening, I have never forgotten this recipe. And while this is not the exact recipe from that family (I was too embarrassed to ask for the recipe), it is a recipe from my aunt and it tastes pretty darn close to what I remember that dessert tasting like on that fateful, embarrassing night.
CANDY BAR PUDDING DESSERT Pin It
(recipe from aunt Diane)
2 cups OREO crumbs
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup butter, melted
8-ounce cream cheese, softened
16-ounce cool whip
1 1/2 cup chopped candy (twix is my favorite)
3 cups cold milk
2 small packages instant chocolate pudding
Mix the cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the melted butter. Press into a 13x9 glass baking dish. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until set.
Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese and the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the cool whip. Spread this mixture over the crust and then sprinkle 1 cup of the crushed candy over that.
Pour the milk into a bowl and add both packages of chocolate pudding. Beat with a whisk for 1-2 minutes. Pour the pudding over the candy bar layer. Return to the refrigerator for 10 minutes while the pudding sets.
Spread the remaining cool whip over the top of the pudding layer and garnish with the remaining 1/2 cup of crushed candy.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to serving.