Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another Cookie Jar First

That's right, I'm posting a recipe. I'm not doing this because I really love cooking and can't wait to share my latest discovery. I'm not doing it because I like to be healthy and hope that others are similarly plighted in finding just the right vegan-organic-cruelty-free-carbon-neutral dinner recipe. Mostly I'm doing this because I've gotten so many requests for the recipe that it's easier to post it than to email it out to everyone. So here it is, transcribed directly from the 3x5 card my mom gave me:

Chocolate Cheesecake
Crust: melt 1 cube margarine int 9x13 pan; add 1 cup flour and 1 cup chopped almonds; mix together and spread with the back of a fork; bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins; cool.
Cream cheese layer: mix together 8 oz. Cool Whip, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 8 oz. cream cheese; spread over crust.
Chocolate layer: mix until thick: 3 1/2 cups cold milk and 2 3.9 oz. instant chocolate pudding; pour over cream cheese.
Topping: spread 8 oz. Cool Whip over chocolate layer; grate Hershey almond bar over top.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. [This part is the kicker for me. Overnight? Yeah, right! Just look at all that deliciousness! But seriously, it does taste better if you let it sit overnight. Good luck with that.]

P.S. For any participating in the dessert contest, this one's a winner. I would have entered it myself if refrigerated shipping weren't so cost-prohibitive.

5 comments:

D said...

I think I have to add these ingredients to my shopping list today. I remember having a similar dessert as a kid at mutual activities but didn't remember the recipe anymore. It is truly divine! Thank you!

Jess said...

Vegan? Really?? I don't think so! By the way, your word verification thingy for right now says buffie (I know, I'm easily amused).

The Braun Family said...

Yummmmm, sounds delish. I thought of you so often at the Museum, wishing you were there giving me and my boys a tour. Hopefully your "home" soon to give us a tour!

Jefe said...

Can i use anything else besides Almonds? not a big fan....

D said...

I couldn't find crushed almonds so I picked up some hazelnuts- hey if it is good for nutella... Also I'll put crumbled heath bar on top or maybe one of the symphony bars with toffee and almonds...