Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sex in a pan

If the title alone doesn't get you to click over to read this post, I don't know what will. But per your request and because I promised, here is the man of the house's all-time favorite dessert: Sex In A Pan - or more appropriately (but not nearly as much fun) - Texan Dessert.

Although there are quite a few layers to this dessert, it is probably one of the easiest things to make...besides baking the already cut Pillsbury Cookie Dough : )

  • 1 stick of butter (softened)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • a heaping 1/2 cup of pecans (can be substituted with another kind of nut if pecans are not your thing)
  • 8 oz. package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 box of instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 box of instant chocolate pudding
  • 3 cups of cold milk, divided
  • 8 plus ounces of cool whip
  • a Hershey chocolate bar (optional)

Layer One: The Crust

  • mix together the butter, the flour and the pecans and press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan, spreading evenly and making sure the entire surface is covered
  • bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees
  • let cool before continuing onto Layer Two

Layer Two: (the sex part if you ask me)

  • mix together the cream cheese, the powdered sugar, and the tsp. of vanilla
  • spread evenly over the crust

Layer Three:

  • make vanilla instant pudding according to directions on box EXCEPT only use 1 1/2 cups of milk rather than 2 (we want the pudding to be slightly thicker)
  • spread evenly over the cream cheese mixture

Layer Four:

  • make chocolate instant pudding according to directions on box EXCEPT only use 1 1/2 cups of milk rather than 2 (we want the pudding to be slightly thicker)
  • spread evenly over the vanilla pudding

Layer Five:

  • gently spread cool whip over the top of the chocolate pudding

That's it...unless you are a little OCD like me and think it all just looks a little too boring. If that's the case, take a Hershey bar and shave off little pieces of chocolate to top it off with (afterall, who couldn't use just a little more chocolate?).

Refrigerate to set-up and enjoy!!


Stacey said...

I think I could handle that recipe!!! :) It sure looks good enough to try... :)

Dawn said...

I haven't had it in awhile.... But, I love sex in a pan!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Jessica said...

Thanks for posting the recipe...I'm going to try it soon. I hate to cook, but love to make desserts.

Nick and April said...

So my family makes this dessert as well but doesn't make the vanilla pudding layer. We call it layer dessert but sex in a pan is way more fun. It is my all time favorite dessert too.

The Happy Mom said...

When I saw the title, I thought it was going to be similar to a recipe I have, called Better Than Sex Cake. This is a different one, though, and it looks delicious so I'm going to have to add it to the "sex" file in my recipe box! :)

Amber said...

Every year for my birthday my grandma offers to make me a cake and I say 'No, I want the pudding stuff"..its just like yours, I just never knew the name of it! thanks!

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

Oooh, definitely gonna have to give that one a try!

And I agree, I'd do the chocolate shavings on the top too! ;)

Melinda said...

Someone also told me you could sprinkle more pecans on the top...I think I'll stick with the chocolate though : )

Life with Kaishon said...

My Mom made this all the time. I am pretty sure she never called it this. But Sex in a Pan sure has a nice ring to it : ). Maybe I will make this for the older couple. I am sure they would be delighted at my cleverness as I present our dessert: SEX in a pan. : ).