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Has anyone ever tried this recipe using chocolate pudding instead of vanilla, as I am going to make this for my dad for fathers day, as he really loves chocolate and coconut together.......Thanks for any replies...........{#emotions_dlg.biggrin} This is a Taste of Home recipe..........Cool

Creamy Coconut Dessert


1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

1/2 cup chopped pecans


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

4 cups cold 2% milk

1-1/2 teaspoons coconut extract

3 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix

2 cups flaked coconut, divided


In a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in the pecans. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth; fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over the crust.

In another large bowl, whisk the milk, extract and pudding mixes for 2 minutes; let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in 1-1/2 cups coconut. Spread over cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping. Toast remaining coconut; sprinkle over top. Refrigerate overnight.

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