There’s A really funny (to me) story that goes with this recipe but we take care of business here first.  I presume you came for the recipe.  No need for you to sit for the story until you’re waiting for layers to chill.

And it’s been a loooonnngg time so I might not remember it as well as when it happened, ya know.

Here’s what was my family’s most requested any time dessert.  Even had to have some restrictions placed on how much someone  could have at a time dependent on the occasion.

1st Layer:

1/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter or oleo
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans

Actually any cookie crumb or oat based crust would work as well… it’s what comes next so just think … blend with the following.

2nd Layer

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip (from 12 oz. carton)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3rd Layer

1 small package instant vanilla pudding
1 small package instant chocolate pudding
3 cups milk

4th Layer

Remaining Cool Whip
Hersey Bar (grated if desired)

Mix ingredients for 1st layer with electric mixer. Press into 9×13 inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350. Cool.

Mix ingredients for 2nd layer with electric mixer and pour over cooled crust, spreading evenly. Chill in refrigerator while making 3rd layer.

Beat 3rd layer ingredients 2 minutes with electric mixer. Spread evenly over cheese layer.

For 4th layer, spread the remaining Cool Whip on top and grated Hershey bar. Chill.

Now for the story as best I recall.

Years ago my eldest sister gave everyone Church Cookbooks, and of course, her family had contributed recipes.

And of course, I found one they had contributed that was a true home run in my house and actually had to restrict how much certain people could have at certain times up to and including drawing a straight line across the center.. You’re half, you’re half.  I’m probably somewhere in the center with a little spoon from time to time, if at all.

I made it for the  adult male father for something different.  He loved it and it stood even, neck and neck,  with the carrot cake and banana bread.

Soon for birthday’s someone was asking for 4 Layer instead of carrot cake.

Son’s birthday rolled around, I made one large 13×9, put it in the refridge and the adult male father came along and cut into it before it could be served at THE CHILD’S birthday dinner.

Seeing as the child always got poop’d on in his 1st home, seems he took it in stride, just another day.  I didn’t.  I took the spatuala, waved it at the adult male father and gave him the what-for about this being his son’s BD cake request…. Son probably never knew that and shouldn’t now, but hey, here I am exposing all my flaws and dragging the innocent along with me.

I sucked at being a mother.  ROFL  BUT… we muddle on and hope they make it out alive and in fairly good mental state.

The 4Layer -From then on out… NO ONE touched it until the BD person got the first slice or chunk as the case will usually be and then YOU ONLY GET HALF, unless the BD person says differently, otherwise.. eat your share and leave some for the other guy.

I recall one year even having to make a separate, round one for a birthday person ALONG with the supposed actual BD one.  I don’t think I did it every year, but remember at least ONCE, right after the adult male father, 4layer pudding pig bit into the BD cake designed for someone else way younger’n him.

End of story.  I’d recommend you try making it if the diet allows and create your own tales.  Best plan on making 2-3 batches at a time, yeah, shell out the bucks.. but hey, if they like it?  Once a year, yeah I would spring for that.  😉

Peace Out
Live, Laugh, Always, with Love

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