Saturday, January 5, 2019

Yummy, Gooey, Chocolate, Vanilla, Delicious Dessert - Recipe Review

Serving of chocolate dessert
Reviewing a Delicious Dessert 

I imagine that this dessert has an official name in a cookbook or an online cooking or recipe website somewhere.  But when I first acquired the recipe from a co-worker who had brought the dessert to work to share, she called it 'yummy, gooey, chocolate, vanilla delicious dessert'.  And that's how it has been known in our household ever since! We have made it many times and always enjoy it immensely.  

If you are looking for a non-fattening dessert, you won't find it here among the cream cheese, powdered sugar, Cool Whip, butter, puddings and milk. Not to mention the walnuts and Hershey Bar. But for a delicious dessert, it is unparalleled in taste!

Recipe for Delicious Dessert 

Image of ingredients for the crust of chocolate delicious dessert

  • 1-1/2 stick of margarine or butter – melt
  • 1-1/2 c. chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1-1/2 c. flour

Dessert crust baked

Mix & press into bottom of oblong pan.  Bake at 350◦ for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.


Image of ingredients for filling #1 of delicious dessert recipe

  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. Cool Whip (buy 9 oz carton – more goes on top)

Filling #1 for delicious dessert recipe

Spread on cooled crust.

Ingredients for Filling #2 of delicious dessert recipe

image of spreading filling #2 on delicious dessert

Step two finished for filling #2 of delicious dessert recipe


  • Spread remaining Cool Whip.
Spreading cool whip over dessert

  • Shave Hershey bar over the top.

Shaving a Hershey Bar over top of delicious dessert


Delicious Dessert Finished


The most interesting part of this dessert (which makes a WHOLE lot, filling the 12 x 10 x 2 inch pan I use as seen in these photos) is that it KEEPS really well and tastes even better the longer it is kept chilled in the refrigerator. Of course you could make a smaller batch, but we most often make it for a larger gathering or a party occasion. And this yummy dessert seldom lasts long enough to store more than one or two days around us! 

Delicious pudding dessert serving

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  1. It sounds delicious and easy to make! I doubt it would last more than a day or two at our holiday gatherings either. It sounds perfect for a church potluck or party where everyone brings a dish. Thanks for the recipe! Chocolate is always a hit!

    1. It's most definitely a family favorite here, Mouse. :). Fun to make, too.

  2. I'm definitely going to have to give this one a try! It sounds SOOOO good!!

    1. It IS good, Carol. Best dessert I've ever had. I'll send you the recipe in one-page readable form. :)

  3. Ms, Elf ! I will try this. I looks delicious. And easy enough for me to make! I’m glad you included the photos.

    1. Enjoy making (and eating) this delicious dessert, Dawn Rae. Thanks for visiting.

  4. Oh my goodness! This sound decadent and delicious. I will have absolutely no will power when it comes to this dessert. So I better save it for a really special occasion when I will enjoy it completely. Thanks for something quick and easy and so tasty! Oh my!

    1. This dessert is a hit for any occasion, Olivia. Thank you for your visit.

  5. Now that is what I call Chocolate Heaven!! I think I have a recipe for this somewhere but, I don't remember the cream cheese. This is a must try for me Pat. Thanks!! I'm saving this one for sure!!

    1. The cream cheese makes this taste so creamy, Sam. I think you will enjoy making and serving it. I agree -- 'Chocolate Heaven' sounds just right! :)

  6. oh my gawd that looks and sounds so good. I'll have to try this, I could go for a piece of this right now. Love coolwhip too. Love this recipe.

    1. Glad you find it appealing, Barbara. I could also 'go' for a piece right now.... LOL.

  7. I have this recipe without the cream cheese in it. Also, I can't eat Cool Whip so I use real whipped cream so it is even more decadent! Will have to try it with the cream cheese layer. Happy New Year!

    1. Yum! REAL whipped cream -- nothing better. I LOVE (real) whipped cream desserts. My dad worked for a department store in Rochester, NY whose bakery once made whipped cream cakes and eclairs with real whipped cream and they were 'to die for!' I've never tasted anything better and bakeries don't make them anymore (too hard to keep fresh). I sure miss my whipped cream eclairs!

  8. Great review! Definitely your best dessert of all tune!

    1. I know it is one of your favorites, Greg. Thanks for visiting.

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    1. It IS yummy, Tracey. Just about our favorite dessert of all time.


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