This Chocolate Pecan Delight is a decadent and delicious treat that is sure to please any crowd. It’s easy to make and requires minimal ingredients, so you can whip it up in no time. The combination of chocolate and pecans creates a flavor that is both sweet and nutty, and the crunchy texture of the pecans adds a delightful contrast to the creamy chocolate.
I remember making this Chocolate Pecan Delight with my grandmother when I was a child. She would always make it for special occasions, and it was always a hit. I still make this recipe today, and it always brings back fond memories of my grandmother and the time we spent together in the kitchen. I’m sure it will become a favorite of yours too!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup pecans, finely chopped (for crust)
8 oz cream cheese (1 package), room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip, thawed
3.9 oz box instant chocolate pudding mix
3.4 oz box instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups milk
3 tablespoons pecans, chopped (for topping)
2 cups Cool Whip, thawed (for topping)
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup finely chopped pecans. Mix until the mixture is crumbly.
Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, forming a crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Fold in 1 cup of Cool Whip until well combined. Spread this mixture evenly over the cooled crust.
In another mixing bowl, combine the instant chocolate pudding mix, instant vanilla pudding mix, and milk. Whisk together until smooth and well combined. Pour the pudding mixture over the cream cheese layer, spreading it evenly.
Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of chopped pecans over the pudding layer.
Spread 2 cups of Cool Whip over the pecan layer, creating a smooth and even top.
Refrigerate the Chocolate and Vanilla Pecan Delight for at least 3-4 hours, or until it is fully chilled and set.
When ready to serve, carefully slice the dessert into individual portions and enjoy!
Note: For an extra touch of decadence, you can garnish each serving with additional chopped pecans or chocolate shavings.