Monday, February 21, 2011

Mud Pie

3/4 cup crushed Nilla wafers
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip whipped topping, divided
1 3/4 cups cold milk
1 pkg. (4serving size) Jell-O Chocolate flavored instant pudding & pie filling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix wafer crumbs, pecans and butter; press firmly onto bottom and up side of a 9-inch pie plate.  Bake 10 min;cool.

Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.  Gently stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping; spread over crust.  Pour milk into medium bowl.  Add dry pudding mix.  beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended.  Spoon over cream cheese layer.

Refrigerate several hours or until set.  Top with remaining 1/2 cup whipped topping just before serving.  Store leftovers in refrigerator.

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