although this dessert is quite yummy and i would make it again, i found the instructions lacking. first, the pudding layer is extremely thick; thus spreading over cooled brownies is difficult. next time, i'll spread it over warm(not hot) brownies and/or not cool the pudding mixture. second, the semi-sweet chocolate melts much more slowly than the unthawed cool whip. i had to remove the chocolate from the cool whip to melt it by itself and then mix it with the melted cool whip.
my 3 stars are because of the instructions not the final product.