Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford

The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford

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From the kitchen of Valerie Fisher

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
25 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup crushed nuts
3/4 cup margarine
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup Cool Whip
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 boxes chocolate instant pudding
3 cups half & half

crushed nuts
grated chocolate candy bar
Cool Whip


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine flour, crushed nuts and margarine.

  3. Press into 13x9 pan.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes.

  5. Let cool.

  6. Cream together cream cheese, cool whip and confectioner sugar. Spread over cooled crust.

  7. Mix together pudding and half and half. Spread over 2nd layer.

  8. Combine cool whip, crushed nuts and a grated chocolate candy bar. Spread over the top for garnish.

Note: Refrigerate while preparing each layer and refrigerate until firm before serving.


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