Recipe for Chocolate Wonder

Recipe for Chocolate Wonder by Jennifer Beckstrand

The Amish love spending time with family, and food is a big part of most every get-together. This recipe appears in “A Christmas Bakery on Huckleberry Hill” in An Amish Christmas Kitchen. It was passed down to me from my mother, and it’s always been one of my favorite things to serve for special occasions. There is a recipe very similar to this in one of my Amish cookbooks, but this is definitely my favorite.

Chocolate Wonder

Chocolate Wonder

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup chopped pecans
1 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
16-ounce tub of whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
2 4 ½ ounce packages of instant chocolate pudding
3 cups milk
¼ cup chopped pecans (optional)
2 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Crust:

With a pastry cutter, combine:
1 cup flour
½ cup butter, softened

Add:

½ cup chopped pecans
Mix and press into the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn around the edges. Cool.

Cream Cheese layer:

Mix well:

1 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, softened

Add:

half of the whipped topping
Mix well and pour over the flour/butter crust.

Pudding layer:

With a hand beater or an electric beater, mix:
2 packages of instant chocolate pudding
3 cups milk
Spread over the cream cheese layer.

Spread the rest of the whipped topping over the top of the pudding layer. Sprinkle with chopped nuts or chocolate sprinkles (optional).

Let set in fridge for at least 4 hours.


Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in Examiner.com list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. Visit JenniferBeckstrand.com for recipes, upcoming events, and news about books and giveaways.


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