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Pistachio Dessert Recipe

Lil' Luna
Delicious Pistachio Dessert has a crunchy shortbread cookie base for the perfect combination of crunchy, creamy, sweet + salty.
4.98 from 39 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 285 kcal


  • 11.2 oz package shortbread cookies, (about 21 cookies)
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 3.4 oz packages pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 cups whipped topping, divided (or 16 oz Cool Whip container)
  • Topping: M&Ms or 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  • Smash shortbread cookies in a Ziploc bag, until fine. For extra fine crumbs, you can crush cookies in a food processor.
  • Add melted butter to Ziploc bag with Put crushed cookies and mix around until coated. Press crumbs into a 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes in the oven until golden. Let cool.
  • Smooth together cream cheese, sugar and 2 cups of your cool whip (or whipped cream). Pour an even layer over crushed cookie crust.
  • Mix the milk and pudding mix together until thickened up. Pour over the cream cheese layer.
  • Spread your remaining whipped topping over the top and refrigerate. Top with crushed pecans if desired.



Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 379IUCalcium: 87mgIron: 1mg
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