Chocolate Lush Dessert Recipe

March 21, 2019
If you're a lover of all things creamy, comforting, and delicious, this classic Chocolate Lush Dessert recipe is for you!  With its beloved chocolate pudding and creamy delicious layers, what's not to love?  It's just one of those classic crowd-pleasing desserts that seems to be adored by all.
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Oh, this is one of those classics, isn't it?  You know the ones, the recipes that everyone just knows about, loves, and enjoys every time they're made.  Every single time.

Yes, this Chocolate Lush Dessert recipe has been around forever and is just one of those recipes.  And it seems that every time I make it, it's gobbled up in no time flat at our house.  It's adored by all ... and believe me, I gobble up my fair share, as well.

Not to mention, it's a potluck favorite, too.  Whenever a pan of this creamy goodness shows up at a church lunch or family potluck, it disappears in a flash.

If you're a lover of all things creamy, comforting, and delicious? - This classic Chocolate Lush Dessert recipe is for you!

With its chocolate pudding and creamy delicious layers, what's not to love?  We do all seem to go for these types of creamy comfort food desserts, for sure.

If you're a lover of all things creamy, comforting, and delicious? - This classic Chocolate Lush Dessert recipe is for you!

Growing up in Vermont, we always called this dessert Slush Cake.  And oh how I loved it every time my Mom would whip up a pan.  Much like today when this dessert's around, I just couldn't wait to dig in.  

Since moving to North Carolina many years ago though, I've more often heard it referred to as Chocolate Lush Dessert.  But then, I've also heard it called Layered Lush, Fat Man's Delight, and Sex In a Pan ... It seems to be a dish of many names.

But one thing's for sure, no matter what you call it, this stuff is just plain good.

Layered Chocolate Lush Dessert with Chocolate Pudding Image

So, how do you make Chocolate Lush Dessert? It's easy!

Start by making the simple crust.

Using a fork or an electric mixer on low speed, bled together some flour, finely chopped nuts, and butter until it's all crumbly.

If you use an electric mixer, keep that speed low so the mixture doesn't become creamed like you're making cookies.  You want the mixture to be about the texture of coarse sand ...

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Pour the crumbs into the bottom of a 9x13” baking dish and pat it all down lightly with your hand to form a crust ...

Patting Crumb Crust Into the Pan for Chocolate Lush Dessert Image

Then bake the crust for about 15 minutes.

From here on out, Chocolate Lush Dessert is no-bake.  But this bit of baking of the crust knocks it out of the no-bake dessert category.  Rest assured though, even though it's not no-bake the recipe is still super easy to make!

Once the crust has cooled, begin layering up the dessert with its delicious, creamy layers.

Chocolate Lush seems to be a dish of many names. But one thing's for sure, no matter what you call it, this stuff is just plain good.

For the first creamy layer, beat together softened cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and Cool Whip.  This cream cheese layer gives the dessert its characteristic sweet-tangy taste that comes along with every delicious bite. 

Carefully spread this mixture in an even layer on top of the cooled crust.

Next, spread on a layer of pudding that's mixed up to be just slightly more thick than the usual pudding is ... 

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Finally, top the whole dessert with a layer of Cool Whip and sprinkle on some chopped nuts and mini chocolate chips.

Or if you prefer, just sprinkle on the chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips by themselves.  If one of them isn't to your liking, just go ahead and leave them off.

Topping Chocolate Lush Dessert with Chopped Pecans Image

Refrigerate the pan for a couple of hours or overnight to let everything set and allow the flavors to meld.

While you certainly can dig into Chocolate Lush Dessert's tasty layers after a few hours of chill time, I recommend allowing everything to chill together overnight if you can.  It sure tastes great after a few hours, but we think it tastes even better when it sets overnight!

Classic Layered Chocolate Lush Dessert Image

So whether you call it Chocolate Lush Dessert, Slush Cake, Layered Lush, Fat Man's Delight, or Sex In a Pan, it makes no difference.

Because one thing's for sure ... no matter what you call it, this stuff is just plain good.

You might also enjoy these other easy creamy comfort-food desserts:

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Yield: 12 servings
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Chocolate Lush Dessert Recipe

If you're a lover of all things creamy, comforting, and delicious, this classic Chocolate Lush Dessert recipe is for you! With its beloved chocolate pudding and creamy delicious layers, what's not to love? It's just one of those classic crowd-pleasing desserts that seems to be adored by all.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 35 M

ingredients:

Bottom:
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
Middle:
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. confectioners’ powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping
Top:
  • 2 (3.5 oz.) packages chocolate instant pudding
  • 3 c. milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping
  • 1/4 c. coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Lush Dessert Recipe

  1. BOTTOM: Using a fork or an electric mixer on low speed, bled together the flour, finely chopped nuts, and butter until crumbly and the about the texture of coarse sand. Pour into the bottom of a 9x13” baking dish and pat down lightly with your hand to form a crust.
  2. Bake at 350℉ for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  3. MIDDLE: Beat together softened cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer. Stir in Cool Whip until well combined. Carefully spread in an even layer on top of the crust.
  4. TOP: Mix together pudding powder mix and milk with a whisk. Spread evenly on top of cream cheese mixture.
  5. Spread Cool Whip evenly over the pudding. Sprinkle the top with coarsely chopped nuts and mini chocolate chips.
  6. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight to let set.
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13 comments

  1. I my hometown of Worc, MA, we have made this a bit different but not by much. The crust I make is made w/ graham cracker crumbs instead of nuts, ( for so many that seem to be allergic,) & sometimes use chocolate graham cracker crumbs. But as you said, it still taste so darn good no matter w/ out nuts or what it's called! Thanks for sharing your version!!

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Your version sounds interesting. It does taste so good....

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  2. Looks amazing! I'm going to have to give it a shot!

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    1. Thank you. They taste great; we hope you make them and let us know how they taste.

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  4. My goodness this looks so lush and delicious!

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    1. My family says the even taste better than they look. They are delicious.

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  5. Thank you for this luxurie desert ! I gave up sweets for Lent and so I am craving this, but will treat myself doing it as soon as it's over!
    I came from Friday Features where you are featured too.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Fabby

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  6. Thank you for this recipe, it looks awesome !
    I'm pinning to make it as soon Lent is over, as I gave up all sweets for this time.
    Fabby

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  7. This is a great dessert that we will really enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Looks so delicious and creamy! Can't wait to try this recipe!

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  9. I was wondering if you do the graham cracker crust, do you still have to bake it?

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