Pistachio Pudding 3 layer bars

Pistachio is one of my favorite flavors.  I love pistachio cookies, yogurt, ice cream, etc… But these bars are a simple, easy to make and taste great!  I remember the first time I had these bars, I was 12 at a youth activity for my church!  A friend brought them and I fell in love, but forgot to get a recipe!  don’t you hate it when you do that! it haunts you.  It’s taken years to find the perfect one, but here it is!

I remember the first time I had these pistachio pudding bars, I fell in love, shortbread crust, no bake cheesecake layer, pistachio pudding and whipped cream! Mmmm

I love the balance between the textures; the crust has a nice crispness, the no bake cheesecake layer is rich and creamy and of course the pudding is smooth!  Add some whipped cream on top and it’s perfection!  I also like to chop fresh pistachio’s OR grate some chocolate on top (everything is better with chocolate) but I barely had time to take these pictures before my family dug in…  Maybe next time!

I love how all the layers compliment each other! It's super easy to make these pistachio pudding bars and everyone loves them

Pistachio pudding 3 layer bars
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar sugar
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans
1st layer
2nd Layer
  • 3 cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 oz each) instant pistachio pudding mix
Topping
  • 8 oz (1 C cream beat) stabilized whipped cream (or cool whip)
Instructions
  1. preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. In your mixer beat the butter until smooth with whisks.
  3. Add the flour and sugar, and mix until crumbly.
  4. Sir in pecans
  5. Press into the bottom of a 13x9 glass pan
  6. Bake for 10-12 mins, let cool
  7. In your mixer beat cream cheese, sour cream and sugar.
  8. Fold in whipped cream.
  9. Spread over the crust.
  10. In another bowl, combine milk and pudding mixes; beat on low speed for 2 minutes.
  11. Spread over first layer, let set.
  12. Spread whipped cream over the top layer and chill.

I love layered desserts, always so pretty and usually very delicious!

Do you have a favorite treat from your youth that you have forgotten about? haven’t had in years? or have been searching for the recipe??? I love hearing what recipes everyone connects with and remembers with fondness.  Sometimes I’ll make something I SWEAR I loved when I was younger and find that I don’t like it as an adult! I’m glad it wasn’t the case with this sweet dessert!

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