Sex in a Pan

Oh yes…you read right: SEX in a Pan. Don’t worry this entry is not NSFW. This dessert with a name that will make you giggle is super rich and creamy, perfect for summer picnics and parties…or a bachelorette party?

This recipe I adapted from Jo Cooks blog  where you can print out a handy-dandy recipe sheet. This recipe very easy but it just takes a few steps to create the layers of ooey-gooey deliciousness. If you don’t LOVE pudding, this may not be a dessert for you!

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Layer 1: Crust 

This will be your base and balance for the heaviness of all the layers of this dessert. I almost wish I made a thicker crust.

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temp is best)
  • 1 cup flour

Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. In a blender/mixer, mix all the ingredients. Then press it tightly into the dish. Bake it for 20 minutes until it is golden brown and looks “solid”.

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Layer 2: Cream Cheese

Are you getting the feeling that this recipe is not low-fat, low-cal, low-anything? Yup.

  • 1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.), room temp
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup whipped cream or cool whip

I definitely tried to cut fat-corners where I could, I used reduced fat cool whip and you can use reduced fat cream cheese if you’d like. Mix all ingredients until light and fluffy.

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It’s important to note that you will be layering on each layer all at once, I would not recommend making each layer and then spreading it on right away! So put your cream cheese mixture aside and let’s get on to the next layer!

Layer 3: Chocolate Pudding 

  • 1 packet of INSTANT chocolate pudding (5.1 oz) – you can also try dark chocolate or a variety of choco-flavors.
  • 2-3 cups of milk (I used 2%)

Follow the instructions on the box. If you feel like it’s too runny, don’t worry set it aside and it will firm up later.

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Layer 4: Vanilla Pudding

  • 1 packet of INSTANT vanilla pudding
  • 2-3 cups of milk

Same instructions as the chocolate layer.

Layer 5: FINALLY! 

  • 2 cups of whip cream or cool whip
  • shaved chocolate

Here is the fun part! 

After the crust has cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture gently and evenly over it. I say spread it gently because if you don’t, the mixture might pull up some crumbs and you want to keep each layer really “clean” and not mix with other layers.

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Here goes the chocolate pudding…

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Top off with the whipped cream/cool whip. I did not have chocolate shavings so I dusted on some cocoa powder. Still looks nice, but chocolate shavings would have given it some texture.

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Here is a side view: crunchy crust, creamy cheese, rich chocolate, sweet vanilla, and fluffy cool whip.

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Refrigerate it for about 2-3 hours so that it sets and is easier to cut and serve.

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Mmmm….scan-delicious….

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