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Pistachio Pudding Dessert

Updated on August 4, 2012

Pudding Dessert

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This simple dessert combines the flavors of pistachio, toffee, and a buttery cracker crust to perfection. Ingredients can be substituted to make different flavor combinations such as chocolate pudding with Butterfinger bar topping, etc. Be prepared for it to go fast!

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 6 - 8 servings


  • 45 Butter Crackers (Ritz), crushed
  • 1 1/4 sticks Butter, melted
  • 2 boxes Pistachio Pudding, instant
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 quart Vanilla Ice Cream, softened
  • 1 container Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 2 - 3 bars Heath Candy, crushed
  1. Mix melted butter and crushed crackers in a bowl. Spread evenly to cover bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Bake 10 minutes at 300 degrees.
  3. Mix pudding with milk until thickened. Slowly add ice cream, mixing well. Spread mixture over cracker crust.
  4. Place in freezer for about an hour. Remove and spread whipped topping to cover. Add crushed candy bars as topping and place back in freezer. Thaw about 15 minutes before serving.


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      Lyudmyla Hoffman 5 years ago from United States


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      KarlawithaK 5 years ago from Oregon

      The name has made some people question trying it. I'm not sure what about pistachio sounds unpleasant in a dessert, but they are all won over with the first bite. Thanks for the compliment, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      My ex-mother in law used to make this and I have to say it is absolutely DELICIOUS!!! For some reason, I put off trying it for a while but when I finally did, I could not believe how wonderful it was. I guess I just didn't figure it would be so rich and tasty.. to me, the pistachio pudding almost tastes like chocolate, or similar anyway.. it's definitely rich and that bottom crust is to die for. GREAT hub recipe!! Thank you for sharing :)

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      KarlawithaK 5 years ago from Oregon

      I made it again yesterday and it was a hit. You're absolutely right about making little ones. There are so many combination options.

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      Rob Winters 5 years ago

      Great to see such a nice simple recipe.You could make little mini ones with different toppings for parties.Looks very tempting and tasty too :-)