"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1 cup flour 1 1/2 sticks butter 1 cup pecans, chopped 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese 1 large container Cool Whip 1 cup powdered sugar 2 small pkgs. instant vanilla pudding
3 cups milk Garnish: coconut and Cool Whip
Mix flour, butter and nuts. Pat down in 8x8 baking dish. Bake 20 minutes at 325º; cool. Mix cream cheese, Cool Whip (retaining some Cool Whip to spread over top) and powdered sugar. Spread over crust. Let firm in refrigerator. Mix 2 packages of instant pudding with milk. Spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining Cool Whip and coconut.
Variation: Use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla and garnish with shaved chocolate.
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