Recipes:Chocolate Delight Dessert With Variations

Do you need a dessert for a potluck dinner or party? This layered chocolate delight lives up to its name, and it’s always a hit!

The chocolate delight dessert is made with a graham cracker crust. It’s layered with pudding, sweetened cream cheese, whipped topping, and optional chopped walnuts or pecans.

The variations on this basic recipe are endless. Make it with a pecan shortbread crust or a pretzel crust, or use butterscotch, pistachio, or banana pudding. See the many possibilities below the recipe.


  • 2 cups​ graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) large tub frozen whipped topping (thawed; or two 8-ounce tubs)
  • 2 (3.9-ounce) packages chocolate instant pudding (or one vanilla and one chocolate)
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
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