Friday Night Kitchen Date Ice Box Dessert

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Friday Night Kitchen Date Ice Box Dessert.

I love a creamy dessert as much as anyone, maybe more. There is something so easy and satisfying about a delicious layered dessert just waiting in your icebox, to be enjoyed. This one has been around for years, but I had forgotten about it until I noticed it again on Pinterest.......

And of course that is all it took, a quick click to "pin", saved for later, and now made today. I did change up the name a bit, because I like aka names, as we all have them. Not only am I Melynda, but I am also aka Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Friend, and Wife.

I know you get the idea because my guess is, you too, have a few aka names.

Today was a good day to put this together, even if it is not Friday or night time. You might be wondering why today is a good day to enjoy a delicious dessert like this one. Well, that would be because today is the day, we are signing papers on the house!  Oh and we also had snow, and I have Granddaughter was here to help me before she goes out to play in the snow and then leaves for school.

Let's get started, shall we.....

Friday Night Kitchen Date aka Sex in the Pan
adapted from:  Jo Cooks
350-degree oven

1 c flour
1/2 c butter
1/4 c sugar
1 c pecans, chopped

Combine until crumbly, press into the bottom of a prepared 9X13 pan, you will need a "deep dish" style pan or just use one slightly larger. Bake 15-20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Cream Cheese Layer:
2 8oz packages cream cheese
1/2 c sour cream
1 c powdered sugar

Beat until smooth and creamy, spread over cooled crust.

Chocolate layer:
 2 - 3.9 oz  OR 1- 5.1 oz package of chocolate instant pudding*
3 c milk

Whisk until smooth and creamy, carefully spread over the cream cheese layer.

Vanilla layer:
2 - 3.9 oz OR 1 - 5.1 oz package of vanilla instant pudding*
3 c milk

Whisk until smooth and creamy, carefully spread over chocolate layer.

Friday Night Kitchen Date Ice Box Dessert.

Note:  You will notice my dessert is not in a "deep dish" style pan, simply covered with plastic wrap right after the vanilla layer is added. Whipped cream and chocolate sifting sugar garnish will be added at serving time.

* I prefer the firmer texture of using 2 - 3.9 oz packages.

Whipped Cream layer:
1-pint whipping cream
1 T vanilla
1/2 c powdered sugar

Whip on until thickened and mixture mounds up in a spoon. Spread carefully over the vanilla layer.

Cover and chill at least 1-2 hours.

Chocolate sifting sugar:
1/4 c powdered sugar
1 T dry baking cocoa

Friday Night Kitchen Date Ice Box Dessert.

Sift together until lump-free and combined. Decorate by sifting a light covering over the top. You can also dress up the serving plate, sift a small amount on the plate before placing the dessert on the plate.

Serves 16-20 appreciative people aka your family!


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  1. oh my gosh this is good.I remeber the first time my mum made this,, it was a little bit naughty, the name, funny because she made it for the U.C.W, United Church Womens group!They loved it, and it was given a new name, but she whispered the name to some of her friends.Thanks for sharing this tonight, so happy you signed the papers, wonderful day to celebrate.


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