Chocolate Sin or Sex in a Pan

11 review, 4.7 star(s). 82% would make again

Ready in 1h

It's also called a four layer dessert. Whatever you call it, it's delicious and it will go fast at family gatherings and pot lucks. So decadent, yet so easy to make.


Crust - First Layer
1 cup Flour
1 stick Butter or margarine; softened
1 cup Pecans; chopped
Second Layer
8 ounces Cream cheese; softened
1 cup Powdered Sugar
12 ounces Cool Whip; divided use
Third Layer
2 3 ounce boxes Instant Pudding; I use chocolate, but any flavor is fine
3 cups Cold milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 cup Cool Whip
Fourth Layer
Remaining Cool Whip
Reserved chopped pecans

Original recipe makes 10 Servings



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the flour, butter and chopped pecans, reserving a few tablespoons of the pecans for garnish.

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and press the flour mixture for the first layer into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes and set aside to cool completely.

Mix together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until mixed well and creamy. Fold in one cup of Cool Whip and stir to mix well. Spread this over the cooled crust gently. You don't want to disturb the crust.

Mix the two boxes of pudding mix, the milk and the vanilla. Whisk until thick and then stir in 1/2 cup of Cool Whip and mix well. Spread the pudding mixture over the cream cheese mixture.

Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the pudding layer and sprinkle with reserved pecans. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or so to set before serving.


Don't melt the butter, just set it out to soften a bit before making this dessert. You could set both the butter and the cream cheese out.

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Very good!
Speters5 1y ago

I dont like sweets very much but this is very good!
xxxclr8 3y ago

It was good but not as good as I thought it would be.
dawnnicholebaswell 3y ago

The bomb!
Sbelle55 3y ago

My mom makes this all the time she also makes a coconut version that is also very good
Caitynsmom 4y ago

This was a great recipe. I was short on time, so I used a pre-made pie crust. It was just what I was looking for. Took it to a work pig out and there were no left overs!
Mrsswill 4y ago

This dish is AMAZING!!! We make it with lemon pudding, and it's called Lemon Delight. We put red and green cherries on top at Christmas also. It is sooooo good with either lemon or chocolate.
BrandyKing 4y ago

Love this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
MJSanchez 4y ago

Cannot wait to try this..reminds me of a dish my grandmother made every thanksgiving :)
Adrienne012012 4y ago

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