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Chocolate Candy Cane Lush

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  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 5 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24
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Indulge in rich chocolate cookies and the festive charm of candy canes in this delightful holiday dessert. A decadent double chocolate chunk cookie base is topped with layers of velvety cream cheese, white chocolate pudding, fluffy whipped cream and crunchy bits of peppermint candy.
By Melinda Sekela
Updated Dec 12, 2023
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  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
  • Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch for Drop Cookies
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 container (12 oz) Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 12 oz peppermint candies, coarsely crushed (about 1 cup)
  • 2 boxes (3.4 oz each) Jell-O® white chocolate-flavor instant pudding & pie filling mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • Betty Crocker™ Red Sugar Sprinkles, as desired


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Make cookie mix as directed on the pouch, and press dough into the bottom of a 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the center is set. Cool completely, at least 20 minutes.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, scraping down the side of the bowl frequently. Beat in 2 cups whipped topping. Stir in 3/4 cup of the crushed candies. Spread over the cookie crust.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl, beat dry pudding mixes and milk with whisk about 2 minutes or until thick. Spread evenly over the cream cheese layer. Drop remaining whipped topping by spoonfuls over the pudding layer; spread evenly. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours.
  • 4
    When ready to serve, sprinkle remaining crushed candies and red sugar sprinkles on top. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pieces.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I boost the flavor of this recipe?

For an extra minty lush, add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the cream cheese layer.

Tips for crushing the candy canes?

Crush the candy in a mortar and pestle if you have one, or place in a plastic bag, wrap with a towel, and crush with a rolling pin or meat mallet.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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