Ingredients

  • 1 24 oz package chocolate graham crackers
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cup half & half
  • 2 3.9 oz boxes instant chocolate fudge or chocolate pudding
  • 1 12 oz package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 8 oz chocolate frozen whipped topping, thawed (See Cook’s Note)

Instructions

  • In a medium size mixing bowl using an electric mixer cream together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, almond and vanilla until creamy around 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the half & half and both packages of pudding to the creamed cheese. Whip on medium-high speed for 2 minutes until fully combined and creamy. .
  • In the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish arrange one layer of graham crackers breaking to fit as needed. Spread with ½ of the chocolate filling. Repeat ending with a third layer of graham crackers.
  • In a microwave safe dish melt together the chocolate chips and heavy cream. Heat in 20 second increments stopping to stir each time. Repeat until completely smooth then cool slightly.
  • Pour the slightly cooled ganache on top. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • To serve, top each piece with a dollop of chocolate whipped topping.
  • Store leftovers chilled.

Notes

Homemade chocolate whipped cream: 2 cups heavy cream, plus additional to form a paste¼ cup granulated sugar3 tablespoon cocoa powderOptional: ½ teaspoon espresso or ½ teaspoon vanilla extractPlace the cocoa and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Mix together the sugar and cocoa powder with enough heavy cream to form a paste. (This helps prevent lumps) Add the cocoa paste to the cream. Beat with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Chill until serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg

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