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Lightened-up Four-layer Dessert

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


• Layer 1 (crust):

  •     1 c. flour
  •     1/2 c. finely chopped almonds
  •     1/4 c. butter or margarine, melted

• Layer 2:

  •     1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese
  •     1/2 c. powdered sugar
  •     1 c. thawed light whipped topping

• Layer 3:

  •     3 c. fat-free milk
  •     2 (1.4-ounce) packages fat-free, sugar-free instant pudding, chocolate flavor (or substitute your favorite flavor)

• Layer 4:

  •     1 c. thawed light whipped topping


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, almonds and margarine until well blended. Press onto
bottom of 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool. Mix cream
cheese and sugar until well blended. Stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping. Spread onto crust. Pour
milk into a large bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with a wire whisk for two minutes. Spread over
cream cheese mixture. Cover with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate to chill.

Makes 12 servings.

Per Serving: about 200 calories, 8 grams (g) of fat, 26 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein, 1 g fiber,  and 300 mg sodium

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