Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Better Than Robert Redford

I didn't get to finish the post I had in mind, so you get another yummy recipe today. Many of you have probably had some version of this and if you haven't, you really should try it. It is delicious! The main difference in my adaptation is that it uses real whipping cream instead of cool whip. I really think the name of this dessert needs to be updated, since Robert Redford isn't really that young and hip anymore. Any suggestions on who this dessert should now be named after?

Better Than Robert Redford

Crust (1st layer)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts

2nd layer
1 pint heavy whipping cream (save half for top layer)
1 8 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar

3rd layer
1 large package instant vanilla pudding
1 large package instant chocolate pudding
4 1/2 cups milk

4th (Top) layer
Other half whipping cream
Grated chocolate bar, nuts, or chocolate chips to sprinkle on top


1st layer: Mix the flour, melted butter, and chopped nuts. Press into the bottom of a 9"x13" pan. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes. Place in fridge to cool.

2nd layer: Whip the heavy cream with a hand mixer or kitchen aid with powdered sugar. Remove half the whipped cream to use on top layer. Once hard peaks form add in the cream cheese. Carefully spread over the crust. You must be extremely gentle or it will pull the crust apart.

3rd layer: Mix milk and both pudding mixes with a mixer. Beat until firm. Pour over the 2nd layer.

4th layer: Spread remaining whipped cream over 3rd layer. Garnish with grated chocolate bar, nuts, or chocolate chips.


  1. Thanks for this oldie, but goodie. I had forgotten how much my husband loves this and I bet Elise would love it too--I will have to make it for them soon.

  2. ooo looks yummy! Lol...Rob Pattinson seems to be the new hit? Personally i don't see it.