This is my husbands favorite pie. His mom makes it every year for his birthday. The first time I made this pie I ruined it. 8 years later I tried it again and it came out great!
3/4 cup margarine
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
8oz. cream cheese
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2- 3oz pkgs. of chocolate pudding
3 cups cold milk
16 oz. tub of cool whip
In a medium bowl combine margarine, walnuts, sugar and flour. Mix well. Press into a 9x13 Pyrex dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 mins.
Let the crust completely cool. This is where I messed up last time. The crust has to be cool before you spread anything over it. Lesson learned...the hard way.
Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 cup of cool whip. Spread on top of the cooled crust.
Combine chocolate pudding packages with 3 cups of cold milk. Beat until firm. Spread over the cream cheese layer.
Spread the remaining cool whip over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.