How many of you must have chocolate ? I know I always have a weakness for it and always have something Chocolate in my house, my purse or my drawer at work. It seems to save the day or as I like to say give me super powers of energy. Today I realized I had a box of Chocolate pudding in my cupboard, and thought what can I do to spice Chocolate Pudding . I love Chocolate pudding, but I get bored eating it just plain, so I thought what can I do to make it stand out. I noticed that I also had some cream cheese in my fridge and thought what am I going to do with this since we really never eat cream cheese unless I am making some kind of dip, or a cheese cake. Light bulb came on and I decided let’s see how cheese cake filling with Chocolate pudding would taste like. I had a frozen pie crust on my freezer that needed to be used so that saved me time to make the crust. I like to use Marie Calendars Frozen pie crust when I am lazy and do not want to make my own pie crust. I also had some cool whip in the freezer which I forgot that I had so this was going to be perfect. I thawed out the pie crust, cool whip, and the cream cheese , the pudding was instant pudding so I did not have to cook it. this recipe was easy and pretty much took like 15 minutes to make .
When my husband and sat down to have this desert we felt like it was a Marie Calendar pie. It was so incredibly good that I can’t wait to make it again.
Chocolate pie with cream Cheese filling
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
1-3/4 cups milk, divided
2 cups whipped topping, divided
1 pie crust ( 9 inches)
1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional
Coco Powder to add in the top of the pie
First you want to bake your pie crust set it aside to cool down.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and 1 tablespoon milk until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread evenly into crust.
In a small bowl, whisk pudding mix and remaining milk for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Pour over cream cheese mixture. Chill until set.
Just before serving, garnish with remaining whipped topping ,chocolate chips and Coco Powder ( I like to use dark Chocolate powder) .