Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Robert Redford

When my grandmother made this dessert we called it "Chocolate Delight" - but when my sister-in-law arrived in the family she had a different name for it: Robert Redford. I'm not really sure WHY it's called that - but it stuck in our family. I made this dessert for a party the other night. (And we played Scattergories during the party and on the list that had "dessert" as a category our letter was "R" and I scored two points!)

So here is the very simple recipe for Robert Redford.


One stick butter, melted

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Mix these ingredients together and spread in the bottom of a baking dish (9x13). Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool completely.

Mix 1 small tub of cool whip and 8 oz of cream cheese together until smooth. Spread on top of cooled crust.

Mix together one box of instant vanilla pudding and one box of instant chocolate pudding prepared according to the "pie filling' directions on the box. Spread on top of the cool whip mixture.

Spread one small tub of Cool Whip on top of that.

Top with a grated Hershey Bar or chopped pecans (or both!)

Chill overnight before serving. It will set and you can cut it like a sheet cake to serve.


  1. That sounds yummy to me. Not many calories, right? LOL

    Have a great day