My Grandma Marian sent me a bunch of recipes when I lived in Chicago after college and this special little recipe is actually in the collection 3 different times (two typed on an actual typewriter and one handwritten). Which is probably why it has such a strong childhood memory for me. Fun fact, Grandma Marian lived in Chicago when she was young as well and it turns out she lived about 2 blocks from where I lived in Chicago. How cool is that?? I love stuff like that.
Going strong with the Grandma recipes lately. This one has major memories attached to it. This dessert was big in the 80s and had all different names. The mixture of the crust with the chocolate and the nuts and the whip cream. I’m right back to 1987 in her kitchen. So good. And of course, it’s easy. I don’t mess around with fussy anymore so this one is perfect.
Layers of buttery crust, smooth chocolate pudding, cream cheese layer, creamy whipped cream and chocolate shavings.