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Mississippi Mud Pie

This southern favorite is one my family can never get enough of and there are never any leftovers. My grandmother, mother and aunts always made this recipe for family gatherings. Now I make it for everyone because it's so easy to prepare and everyone loves it! —Elizabeth Williston, Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (5.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 container (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • Toasted chopped pecans and chocolate curls, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat flour, pecans and butter until blended. Press into the bottom of a 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack; cool completely.
  • Make chocolate pudding according to package directions; let stand 5 minutes. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled crust. Spread pudding over cream cheese layer; top with remaining whipped topping. If desired, top with additional pecans and chocolate curls.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 466 calories, 29g fat (17g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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