No-Bake Quickie - what's that you ask? Well, it's a quick dessert that doesn't require baking! It's layers of cookies, pudding, coconut and whipped topping. What's not love?
No-Bake Coconut Quickie
1/2 Bag of Tea Cookies/Biscuits (or a couple sleeves of graham crackers)
1 Box of Coconut Cream Instant Pudding
3/4 Cup Milk
1 Cup Shredded Coconut (optional)
8 oz Whipped Topping (small tub)
Step 1: Prepare the pudding by pouring the powder in a bowl and adding the milk. Whisk for 2 minutes. Set aside.
Step 2: In a 9x9 square pan, line it with cookies. I used tea biscuits.
Step 3: Fold in a generous 1/2 cup of whipped topping into the pudding. Then, spread about 1/2 that mixture over the cookies.
Step 4: Sprinkle the pudding layer with coconut. I toasted mine, but you don't need to. Heck, you can even omit the coconut all together and this would still be yummy!
Step 5: Now, create another layer of cookies.
Step 6: Spread the remaining pudding over that layer.
Step 7: Sprinkle 1/3 of your coconut over the pudding.
Step 8: Create yet another layer of cookies.
Step 9: Spread the remaining whipped topping over the cookies.
Step 10: Sprinkle with the remaining coconut.
Step 11: Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let set for 4-6 hours before serving.
Don't let all these steps deter you! It's a very simple, yummy dessert. The layers will go: cookie, pudding, coconut, cookie, pudding, coconut, cookie, whipped topping, coconut. Super simps! Here is a quick visual for you:
As well, these are the tea biscuits I like to use. They are not super-flavorful, but just a enough sweet. They are sturdy too. I find them in the dollar section at the grocery store and use about half for this recipe.