The name of this dessert sure puts a tag on its age. Yep, its been around for decades. There was a time when adding the word “delight” to a recipe title was quite common; a quaint term, don’t you think?
Chocolate Delight made appearances at many of our various holiday dinners when I was growing up. It especially showed up a lot at our Easter dinners. I would always eat my piece slowly so that I could make it last as long as possible. Only one piece per person if you sat at the kid’s table. In our personal opinion, the adults were savages when we saw them getting seconds on dessert.
The pudding layer can be changed according to your favorite flavor. Here are some options:
- lemon pudding with some lemon zest in the cream cheese layer and a maybe some more lemon zest on top for color
- butterscotch pudding with chocolate shavings on top instead of the pecans
- banana pudding with toasted coconut sprinkled on top instead of the pecans
For a great Christmas alternative to Chocolate Delight, try Candy Cane Layered Dessert. It is so delicious!