Happy Mother's Day!! This has been a SUPER crazy week for me. My Mom had surgery on Monday. I have either been at the hospital or at my parents house all week. I come home to sleep and shower and that's it. So needless to say blogging hasn't been a top priority this week!
The good news is that Mom is doing well and making progress each day. She had to have hernia surgery (three hernias!!!) They were just another "lovely" side effect from her cancer surgery last summer. However, she can heal now and get back to being on the road to feeling great!
Mom requested that I make this amazing pudding dessert that we love. So of course she has had a rough week AND it is Mother's Day so I made it (and also gf mac N cheese that she loves)!! Who is going to tell their Mama no on Mother's Day?? Ummmm, not THIS girl!
Creamy Jello Pudding Dessert
1 C. Gluten Free Flour Mix
1/4 tsp. Xanthan Gum
1/2 C. Butter (melted)
2 T. Granulated Sugar
1 (8oz) Package Cream Cheese (softened)
1 C. Powdered Sugar
1 C. Cool Whip
2 (3oz) Packages of Milk Chocolate Instant Pudding
3 C. Milk
First Layer: Mix flour, xanthan gum, granulated sugar, and butter. Spread in a 9x13 in pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to fully cool after baking.
Second Layer: Mix together the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in the one cup of Cool Whip. Spread this over the cooled crust.
Third Layer: Mix the 2 packages of pudding together with the 3 cups of milk. Spread this evenly over the 2nd layer.
Fourth layer: Cover with the remaining Cool Whip from the package.
Optional: Sprinkle chocolate shavings or chopped nuts over the last layer.
First Layer: The Crust, don't worry if it cracks like mine did. You are covering it up with yummy other layers and nobody will see the cracks!!
Second Layer: Cream cheesy goodness
When you go to spread the layers on put small globs of the filling on, and then smooth it out. The crust won't be as likely to break if you do it this way.
Connect the globs together to make your layers :)
Third Layer: The chocolate pudding yummyness
Fourth Layer: Cool Whip
I decorated with chocolate shavings. Extra chocolate is always good!
Look at all those creamy layers...yum!
Four layers of amazing creamy chocolaty goodness.
This dessert is pretty easy to make and sooooo yummy and rich. It is a favorite of my family. I hope you enjoy it!!