The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford



This was published in the 1970’s and advertised as an alternative to the “Better than Sex” cake. Sadly, Robert Redford isn’t very sexy any more, so maybe the recipe could use a new name. Feel free to suggest one!

1 C flour
1/2 C butter
1 C chopped pecans
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 C powdered sugar
8 oz Cool Whip, divided
1 large pkg (6-serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 large pkg (6-serving size) instant chocolate pudding mix
3 C cold milk
Grated chocolate

Mix together flour, butter, and pecans unitl crumblike. Press into bottom of 13×9-inch pan and bake at 350 F until golden brown — about 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.

Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and half the Cool Whip. Spread over the cooled crust. Then mix the pudding mixes with the milk and mix until smooth and thickened. Spread over the cream cheese layer. Spread the remaining Cool Whip on the top and garnish with grated chocolate. Refrigerate until serving time. Serves 16.


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