If you’re a fan of air fryers like I have become, these are the absolutely perfect sprayers. With coarse salt, herbs and spices, garlic and onion, I have become a big fan of this seasoning! 8 cup Desserts sex in a pan recipe, what I use for steeping tea bags for iced tea!
Whether you choose the gone viral Instant Pot brand or another electronic pressure cooker, you are gonna love this appliance! Established in 1948, you may remember these knives from your Mama! Get the tomato slicer for sure. Lodge pre-seasoned, 12-inch cast iron skillet – the perfect all purpose Southern cooking essential. You’ve probably seen these 1950’s vintage-inspired kitchen linens in some of my posts. I love them, and all of Moda products really.
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I found out what the secret to life is: friends. A decadent and well loved dessert made with a shortbread pecan crust and layers of cream cheese, pudding and whipped cream. This dessert recipe goes far, far back in my memory, though I was a bit older before I first heard it called “Better Than Sex. I distinctly remember a girlfriend calling it that and with a puzzled look on my face being told, “darlin’, this is sooooo good that it is better than sex, that’s why,” and that was that. It sure has made multiple appearances in my life, that’s for sure. Now, I do also realize that there a loads of equally sinful and delicious desserts of no resemblance to this one, that are also called “Better Than Sex,” depending on where you’re from really.
Frankly even though they are all different, that’s perfectly fine with me. This particular one, made with a shortbread crust and layered with a cream cheese, powdered sugar and whipped cream layer, followed by a chocolate pudding layer, and topped with a final layer of whipped cream, is known itself by multiple names. Chocolate Sin, Sex in a Pan, Better Than Sex, Better Than Robert Redford, Almost a Sin, Girdle Buster, Chocolate Dessert, Chocolate Pudding Dessert, Chocolate Delight, Chocolate Dream and even Mississippi Mud are a few names I’ve heard. If you’ve never made this before I do hope you try it. It really is delicious and super easy to make. First you’ll make a basic shortbread type of crust by combining butter with flour and nuts, and spreading that into a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish, and baking it. Do this far enough in advance so that you have plenty of time to cool the crust completely.
Remember, just like a cookie, this crust will not look set when you remove it from your oven. It will not look like it’s done, but don’t be tempted to keep baking it. The first layer is made of softened cream cheese and powdered sugar whipped together and then you’ll add a cup of homemade whipped topping or Cool Whip to that. I could eat a whole bowl of just this stuff! Spread that over the cooled crust – an offset spatula is handy for this kind of thing. Whip together two small packages of chocolate pudding with 3 cups of milk until slightly thickened and spread that over the cream cheese layer. Over the chocolate pudding layer, you’ll add a layer of plain whipped topping.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight – 24 hours is even better. Check out my other layered desserts on Pinterest! If you make this or any of my recipes, I’d love to see your results! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix together the flour, pecans and butter until mixture resembles cookie dough. Spread into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch glass Pyrex baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.