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The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford

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Recipe Ingredients:

Bottom Layer:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup finely chopped pecans

Middle Layer:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 (9-ounce) container whipped topping, thawed - divided use

Top Layer:
1 (6.75-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups cold milk
1 (6.75-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 small milk chocolate bar, grated (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Bottom Layer: Mix together the flour, butter and pecans until crumb-like. Press mixture into greased 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly golden. Cool.
  2. For Middle Layer: Beat cream cheese with the sugar until smooth. Fold in 1/2 the whipped topping. Spread mixture over the cooled crust.
  3. For Top Layer: Beat the milk with the pudding mixes until smooth and thickened. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the top. Sprinkle grated chocolate over top, if desired. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Makes 12 servings.