Skip to Content

Butterscotch Delight

Butterscotch Delight

Please share this!

Butterscotch Delight is a delicious summertime treat made with cream cheese and butterscotch pudding. It’s quick and easy and totally delicious.

Bite of Butterscotch Delight

Butterscotch Delight is a new twist on a family-favorite classic dessert. 

It’s a 4-Layer Delight made with butterscotch pudding instead of chocolate.  

This recipe is one of my favorites and I think it could be made with many different kinds of fillings.  

What about Lemon Delight? Or Strawberry Delight?

Butterscotch Delight Shortbread Layer

Layer 1 – Shortbread Crust

The shortbread crust is a mix of butter, flour, and pecans.

You’ll want to make sure the pecans are chopped finely.

Your crust will hold up better when you finely chop the pecans.

And use real salted butter.

Butterscotch Delight Cream Cheese Layer

Layer 2 – Thick and Tangy Cream Cheese

This is perhaps my favorite layer – the cream cheese layer.

Be sure to let your cream cheese sit out on the counter for at least an hour so that it’ll soften up.

Mix together the cream cheese and powdered sugar then add in half the bowl of Cool Whip.

Butterscotch Delight Pudding Layer

Layer 3 – Butterscotch Pudding

This layer is two small boxes of butterscotch pudding mix combined with 3 cups of milk.

This is less milk than what is called for on the pudding mix box but it makes for thicker pudding.

I like to add my milk and pudding mix in a plastic storage container then secure the lid and shake it for about 2-3 minutes until the pudding starts to thicken.

Pan of Butterscotch Delight

Oh man, this stuff is good. And does anyone else seem to have the inability to cut things straight?

Layer 4 – Cool Whip

The top layer of Butterscotch Delight is smooth and creamy Cool Whip whipped topping.

I have a good tip to ensure that the Cool Whip covers the top of the dish without making a mess of the pudding layer.

I like to spoon dollops of Cool Whip all over the top of the pudding layer then use the back of a spoon to spread it to fully cover.

Since you’re not having to move the Cool Whip around as much, you’re less likely to mess up the pudding.

Butterscotch Delight

You can top your Butterscotch Delight with some chopped pecans or even some butterscotch sauce. YUM!

Save this Butterscotch Delight Recipe to your Layered dessert board or your Butterscotch Recipes board.

Butterscotch Delight
Butterscotch Delight

Butterscotch Delight

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Butterscotch Delight is a delicious summertime treat made with cream cheese and butterscotch pudding. It's quick and easy and totally delicious. 


  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large tub whipped topping, divided
  • 2 small boxes butterscotch pudding
  • 3 cups milk


Layer 1

  1. 1 cup flour, 1 stick butter (melted), 1/2 cup nuts, chopped, Press into greased pan. Bake 325 degrees for 25 minutes.

Layer 2

  1. 8 oz cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 large bowl whipped topping. Mix and pour into cooled crust.

Layer 3

  1. 2 small boxes instant butterscotch pudding, 3 cups milk. Mix together and chill.

Layer 4

  1. Top with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with nuts, if desired. Chill before serving.


Use real butter, not margarine, for the flakiest crust. 

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

Did you make this recipe?

We'd love to see how it turned out! Share a photo on Instagram and tag us @gracelikerainblog or leave a rating and comment below!

Looking for more great dessert recipes? Try these!

Paula Deen’s Banana Pudding Topped with Chessman Cookies

Oreo Dip

Butterscotch Hard Candy

5 Cup Salad

Easy Hawaiian Dip

Easy Peach Cobbler – A Summer Classic

Hello Dolly Cookie Bars

Creamy Dreamy Banana Cream Pie

Have you tried Butterscotch Delight? Did you like it better than the traditional 4-Layer Delight recipe?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe