Chocolate Lush

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Chocolate, cream cheese, Cool Whip, and pecans are the perfect combination in this easy to make Chocolate Lush.

Last week I posted a recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Lush; a variation of the original Chocolate Lush – neither of which I’d made or heard of before. I fell in love with the Strawberry Cheesecake version – and many of you did, too. It’s an easy, simple {no bake!} dessert, perfect for summer potlucks.
I’ve had so many requests for the original version – which boasts a quick and easy nut crust – that I decided to make it and share it with you today. It’s a tough job, but I’m willing to make the sacrifice. 😉

To make the nut crust, you’ll simply combine 1 cup of flour, 8 tablespoons of melted butter, and 1/2 cup of pecans. Press the mixture into a 9×13 pan and bake for 15 minutes. While it’s cooling, make your layers of chocolate and creamy yumminess!

I used my Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer for the cream cheese layer: quite honestly, you can’t go wrong with a mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Cool Whip.

I don’t know what it’s like in your house, but it seems like the minute I turn on my mixer is the precise moment Doodle “needs” something or wants to show me something. I love that I can walk in the other room and leave it running while I check to see what’s up {usually some new karate move or a make-shift pinpall machine he’s fashioned out of cardboard and bottlecaps}.

Anyhoo, the Hamilton Beach stand mixer boasts a powerful 300-watt motor, and six speeds with a special fold setting. It’s comparable to Kitchen-Aid, but for just a fraction of the price! It includes all of the same features, including a stainless steel bowl, flat beater, whisk, and dough hook. The mixing head spins as it rotates completely in the bowl, ensuring even consistency, and with non-slip feet, your mixer won’t be shaking around all over your counter top.

Chocolate Lush
Chocolate Lush

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) container Cool Whip, divided
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounce each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup mini-chocolate chips (or chopped pecans), for topping

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a medium microwave safe bowl. Stir in 1 cup flour and ½ cup chopped pecans. Press the mixture into a 9×13 pan and bake at 350 F for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely
  2. Next, beat together 1 cup of powdered sugar, the cream cheese, and 1 cup of Cool Whip. Spread over your cooled crust.
  3. For the next layer, mix together the pudding mix, milk, and another 1 cup of Cool Whip. Spread over the cream cheese layer.

You can find complete recipes of this Chocolate Lush in kitchenmeetsgirl.com

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