READER CONTRIBUTION - MISSISSIPPI MUD PIE
Okay y'all .... THIS recipe is a true treasure & the very kind that I love the most when y'all share them. Kim says it's her grandma's recipe with all of her notes, Kim's mama's notes and Kim's notes! Love that.
Mississippi Mud Pie
Contributed by Kim Stanga
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
1 c. self rising flour (if you use plain flour, add a couple pinches of salt)
1 stick melted butter - don't substitute - don't even think it!!
1 c. pecans - chopped very fine
Add these together and press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. It's easiest just to spread it and press it down with your fingers. It doesn't need to be pretty and smooth, but no holes in the crust, please! Bake this for about 15 to 25 minutes. It depends on your oven....so you need to watch it, so that when it starts to brown a bit, you can remove from the oven. Cool completely or your next layer will melt. I stick it in the freezer for a few minutes when I'm in a hurry.
1 - 8 oz. block of cream cheese, softened
2 c. powdered sugar
1 - 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip - thawed
With a hand mixer, blend the first two together until smooth and then add the Cool Whip. Spread over the cooled crust and don't bother washing the mixing bowl - you can use it for the next layer.
2 small boxes of chocolate instant pudding
1 small box of vanilla instant pudding
3 c. cold milk
Mix together for a couple of minutes until smooth and spread over the first layer. The instructions on the pudding box confuses some people when making this the first time, so for this recipe don't even LOOK at the instructions on the pudding box or it will be too soupy!
1 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip - Smooth the Cool Whip over the chocolate layer....and you're done! You can garnish the top with drizzled Hershey's syrup or you can use coarsely chopped roasted pecans. Be sure the pecans are cooled or they will go thru the whole pie like lava rocks on butter!!
Note from Mary: Now that I look at this more closely, I see that it's similar to a dessert that we have down here we call "Better than Sex" cake. Thanks so much Kim!