Mississippi mud pie is one of my favorite desserts. I've taken the traditional version and classed it up a tiny bit and also reduced the sweetness just a tad, because while mud pie is delicious, it is sweet beyond compare. :D My love of mud pie originally comes from my stepmother - she makes an amazing one that my siblings and I all go nuts over during the holidays!

This Mississippi mud pie is a great dessert for a BBQ or other potluck style events, because you can assemble it ahead of time and keep it chilled until you're ready to eat it!

Paso 1: What you'll need:

For the crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts (chop them and then measure one cup's worth)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

For the filling:

  • 2 3.9 oz boxes chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz Cool Whip (won't use all of it, but it's better to have more than you need!)
  • powdered sugar to sweeten cream cheese (if needed)
  • + extra cool whip and pecans/walnuts for topping

You'll also need some parchment paper and a 9x13 baking dish.

I prefer pecans in mine, but walnuts work too! It'll just be a slightly less sweet crust. As for the pudding mix, chocolate fudge flavor is my favorite. You'll use less milk than the pudding actually calls for to make it thicker. :)

Paso 2: Assemble the crust + line the pan

Melt the butter and mix in the pecans/walnuts, sugar, and flour. Stir this all together until it's nice and crumbly - it should be like wet sand and hold together when you press it in your palm. :)

Line a baking pan with parchment paper and dump in the crust. Press it down into the pan so it's nice and even.

Paso 3: Bake the crust

Bake the crust for 25-30 minutes at 350 F or until it's nice and golden brown. Pull it out and let it cool down - you can pop it in the freezer to speed it up!

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fluffy52601 dice: Jul 19, 2014. 9:16 PM
I'm craving it! Looks delicious!
gracieface2014 dice: Jul 7, 2014. 5:59 PM
Definitely looks good!
IamGutter dice: Jun 26, 2014. 12:16 PM

This looks sinful and I am totally going to make it but wanted to clarify one item. In step 4 you state to "whisk together 3 cups cold water and the two boxes of pudding mix"; is that supposed to be milk instead of water? Just checking becasue I plan on making this for Independence Day and don't want to tank it! Thank you!!

jessyratfink dice: Jun 26, 2014. 2:55 PM

Yep! Milk indeed. Thanks for catching that :D

rjkorn dice: Jun 17, 2014. 12:24 PM

That looks great. its one of my favorites.

My brother-in-law made an eclair cake last week. Almost the same but chocolate on top, cream in the middle.

Doesn't matter which way you assemble it it still tastes great. I put some in a cup for the long car ride home.

Passion+Make dice: Jun 14, 2014. 5:10 AM

Wow.. It looks delicious!

craftclarity dice: Jun 5, 2014. 3:15 PM

Maaaaan this stuff was delicious....

nerfrocketeer dice: Jun 3, 2014. 7:04 PM
Looks good!
Treasure+Tabby dice: Jun 2, 2014. 7:52 PM

Had that one occasionally though out my child hood. Made that before. Totally awesome stuff. A great thing to share with every one. :)

Planing on making a modified mini version for my family.

kevenr17 dice: Jun 2, 2014. 7:21 PM

This looks awesomely delecious! I gotta try this ASAP!

shazni dice: Jun 2, 2014. 7:04 PM

I just gained another 5 pounds looking at this! ;-)