August 21, 2011

The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford

Otherwise known as "Better Than Sex Dessert", but I wanted to keep things clean. I'm all about cleanliness (Just don't look at the pile of dishes in my sink). Also, this is my Grandmother's recipe and it was titled "The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford" - and I wanted to stay authentic! I think you guys get the idea though. This dessert is amazing.

When I was making it - I wasn't all too excited about it. It just seemed like some whipped cream and pudding. I don't know what it is, but the combination of all these ingredients just come together and create something so delicious. You have to try it! Plus - it's such a pretty dessert. I love all the layers. It looks like something that took a long time to make, but it takes no time and little effort! It's best when refrigerated overnight. If you don't have the time though - refrigerate it for at least a couple of hours, until the pudding has set!

 Crust Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups walnuts (plus more for the top of the dessert)
  • 1 cup Earth Balance Spread

Mix the above ingredients in a food processor until well combined. Press into a 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool and set aside.

Filling Ingredients:
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 10.4 oz container of Soy Whip Topping (I used Soya-Too brand - but you can use any brand)

Mix the above ingredients together in a food processor and spread on top of crust. Refrigerate while preparing the puddings.
  • 1 container of chocolate pudding
  • 1 container of vanilla pudding

Cook the puddings according to the package directions. I used Dr. Oetker's Chocolate and Vanilla puddings, but there's multiple Vegan pudding brands on the market. Once cooked and cooled, spread on top of the whipped cream/cream cheese mixture. A second layer of whipped cream is optional. Top with chopped walnuts and refrigerate overnight.


  1. I've been waiting for this post after all the teaser posts! Sounds delish! Can't wait to try it this weekend!

  2. Thanks Alli! Let me know how yours turns out!

  3. My mother makes a non-vegan version of this all the time and I haven't had it since going vegan over 10 years ago. Thank you for posting, can't wait to make it and enjoy the memories along with the dessert! (my mother renamed it "Texas Yum Yum" because she didn't like "Better than Sex" either!)

  4. I think I like your grandmother a lot. And this dessert.

  5. Crystal - I love you Mom's name! Very cute!

    Mihl - Thanks! I love my grandma too ;)

  6. Ah looks good. So tempted to make it.

  7. I love Robert Redford and I know I'm gonna love this dessert! Can't wait to make this for my 15 year-old son, the true test!

    So happy to have found you Matthew (on Finding Vegan)!

  8. I'm so glad you found Vegan Heartland Vegan Mama!