Chocolate Cookie Pudding

March 11, 2013




Whew! What a weekend.  AHH!  Sorry for the yelling..but, it was  quite a weekend. Saturday, major cleaning day  My house was a disaster.  I'm not sure why or how it got this way, but it was in desperate need of a clean up. Then,  two kids sick.  Stomach aches and fatigue. They hit the couches, but,  it was enough to worry about more sick kids  and then, missing a very big day on Sunday.  Then this pudding. It's delicious, but, geez, it was a project  Mine own screw up, but, added some time to a very simple endeavor.  Next..every one's favorite..time change.   I can not express to you how much the time change and I do not get along.  Life is so exhausting for a week.  Crabby kids, crabby me.  It's such fun.
We make it to Sunday.  We are up early (6am, but, actually feels like 5am thanks to the time change).  My daughter is competing in the Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics competition and has to arrive at a facility an hour away from our house at 730am.  This means leaving at 630am ( feels like 530am thanks to time change).  Everyone is cranky, tired, hungry, but, luckily, healthy.  The weird stomach sickness has vanished,but, the underlying fear of somebody tossing their cookies at this event lingers in my brain. It was a long, emotional day, but, ended on such a huge high note:   2. Yes, TWO gold medals.  So proud! We are headed to the state games this summer.  Wohoo! or Bravo! as my 5year old shouted at his older sister all day. Isn't she adorable? ( and she was a bit exhausted too :)


So, pudding.  I purchased instant chocolate pudding for this.  I added the pudding and milk together and whisked it up and waited.  Nothing happened. I did again. Seriously, I whisked this for about 5 minutes twice and left it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.  What?? It's instant pudding Erin..not too difficult.  I doubled checked the package and then my "oh!" moment hit me.  It wasn't instant pudding.  It was cook and serve.   I cooked it up and used.  It was delicious, but, you can use instant.  It's quicker, because, well, it's instant.
Serve it up in a big bowl or divide into some snazzy individuals for a quick dessert.
{to skinny this up, use sugar free pudding, low fat cream cheese and low fat whipped topping}

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Ingredients:
1-6oz box of instant chocolate pudding (the heat and serve will also work, just let it cool completely before using)
2 cups cold milk
3oz cream cheese, softened
8oz whipped topping (ex: Cool Whip)
2 cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, separated.
3/4 crushed pecans

Directions:
Mix pudding mix and milk in a bowl. Whisk for two minutes. Cover and refrigerate for about 5-10 minutes to thicken.
In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese and whipped topping. Blend well.  Cover the bottom of  8 cup bowl with 1 cup of crushed cookies. Spread half of cream cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle half of pecans on top of that.  Spread all the pudding on top of pecans.  Then, spread remaining cream cheese.  Top off with remaining cookies and pecans.  Cover and refrigerate.
Makes approx 6 servings.



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10 comments

  1. Congrats to your daughter! I hope she does well at the State Competition! This cookie pudding looks so yummy! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. Thank you so much Chandra! We are super excited for her :)
      "see" you next week!

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  2. OMG sounds busy!!!!! This pudding looks SO amazing though, and congrats to your daughter!

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  3. Your daughter is doing very well! Congrats!! I pinned this as soon as I saw the photo :-) Thank you for sharing at the ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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  4. Yummy! This sounds so good. Thanks so much for sharing this deliciousness!

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  5. Congrats to your little one! Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I look forward to coming back on Monday Night!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and hosting PSB! Have a great week..see you on Tuesday :)

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