Coconut Praline Dream Pie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 (9-inch) baked pastry shell, cooled
  • 2 envelopes Dream Whip
  • 2 3/4 cups cold milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut, divided

Instructions

  1. Heat pecans, butter and brown sugar in small saucepan until butter and sugar are melted and mixture comes to a boil. Boil exactly 30 seconds. Spread on bottom of pastry shell. Cool.
  2. Beat whipped topping mix, 1 cup of the milk and vanilla extract in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed about 6 minutes or until topping thickens and forms peaks.
  3. Add remaining 1 3/4 cups milk and pudding mixes; blend on low speed. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Stir in 1 cup of the coconut. Spoon into pastry shell.
  5. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until set.
  6. Garnish with remaining 1/3 cup coconut.
  7. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.