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Yes, that is the name of this dessert. It sounds really good and I plan to try it. Here is the recipe:

The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford
5.0 from 9 reviews
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Recipe type: Dessert
Author: Itsy Bitsy Foodies
Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 24-32
This rich, creamy and chocolaty dessert definitely isn’t for the weak. A little bit of the buttery cookie crust topped with vanilla-chocolate pudding and whipped cream goes a long way.
Ingredients
  • Bottom Layer
  • 1 cup unsifted flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Middle Layer
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 1/2 ounces homemade whipped cream
  • Top Layer
  • 1 large package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 large package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • Garnish layer
  • Roughly 4 1/2 ounces homemade whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings
Instructions
Bottom Layer
  1. Mix together the flour, butter and chopped nuts until the dough is crumble-like.
  2. Press the mixture into a greased 9×13-inch pan.
  3. Bake the cookie crust at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
  4. Let the cookie crust cool.
Middle Layer
  1. Beat the sugar into the cream cheese until it is smooth.
  2. Fold in the whipped cream.
  3. Spread the mixture over the cooled crust.
Top Layer
  1. Beat the milk into the pudding mixes until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  2. Spread the pudding over the middle layer.
Garnish Layer
  1. Spread whipped cream over the top.
  2. Sprinkle the the dessert with grated chocolate candy bar, such as Baker’s Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Shavings.
  3. Cover the layered dessert and refrigerate it until you are ready to serve it.

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