Friday, May 23, 2014

No-Bake Coconut Quickie

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
Serves 9

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.

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