This recipe is from a cookbook titled “High Desert Desserts” by the Northeastern Nevada Museum Guild of Elko, Nevada . The contents are 185 pages of cakes, pies, cookies, miscellaneous desserts and beverage recipes. In 2005, it was given to me as a birthday present from a dear friend, Lois Ann Sheppard. The book’s double cardboard back unfolds and opens up allowing it to act as a stand for holding the book open. Another unique feature I like about the book, on the side of each recipe is a shopping list of ingredients needed for the recipe.
This particular recipe is on page 155 and was submitted by Madeline Johnson. It does not require any cooking and is quick and easy to prepare. Who doesn’t like quick and easy? I sure do!
One evening in March, I had made a huge pot of vegetable beef soup and this dessert for Mac and my dinner. There was plenty to share with three of our homebound friends. It will serve twelve, making it an excellent choice for a potluck gathering. It is a delectable KEEPER for your recipe files.
If interested in ordering one of these fine cookbooks, you may write to Northeastern Nevada Museum Guild, 1515 Idaho St. , Elko , NV 89801 or you may telephone them at (775) 738-3418. Not only does it contains recipes but also includes a brief history of Elko County . The cost of the book is $8.50 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling.
                                                            1 angel food cake
                                                            2 sm. boxes vanilla instant pudding mix
                                                            2 lg. Butterfinger candy bars
                                                            1 (12 oz.) carton Cool Whip
Break angel food cake into pieces and place in the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch pan (I used a large glass bowl). Prepare pudding mix according to directions and pour over the cake. Crumble 1 candy bar over pudding. Cover with Cool Whip and crumble remaining candy bar over top. Keep refrigerated until serving. Easy and absolutely delicious.
MAC’S UPDATE: Mac and I spent Easter with family in North Louisiana . On Good Friday, Mac was seen by the VA Hospital Ophthalmologist. He has had Glaucoma in both eyes for several years. The recent eye test showed it has worsened in his right eye. He has been using drops for both eyes and now an additional prescription drop has been added for his right eye. He is scheduled to have his eyes rechecked later this month.

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