Suz and I are trying to shed some pounds before the Paula Deen cruise. We have really been trying to watch what we eat (except last night when we went to Mexican restaurant and ate every dip they make). We are always having a hankering for something sweet and if the hankering does not get met it gets kind of ugly. So with that being said, we had to come up with some desserts that we can have while we are dieting. This dessert fulfills our hankering while not adding so many calories and fat. You can omit the crust and lose even more calories and fat, that is totally up to you.

1 cup flour
1 stick butter
1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
1 large box Chocolate pudding, low fat
2 cups milk, 1%
1/4 cup low cal granulated sugar (like splenda)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 8 ounce block reduced fat or fat free cream cheese
1 large tub reduced fat or fat free whipped cream

Let’s get it on-
If you don’t want the crust, skip on down to the pudding directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, butter and nuts (if desired). Bake for 15 minutes and let cool completely. Add milk and pudding mix to a large bowl and use a hand mixer to combine. In another bowl combine cream cheese and sugar using hand mixer. Add 1 cup of whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture. Top crust with cream cheese mixture. Then top cream cheese mixture with pudding.
Add remaining whipped cream to the top. Chill before serving.