3/4 cup half and half divided
sweetener to equal 2/3 cup of sugar
1 to 2 caps of peppermint extract--Watkins imitation
1/2 box sugar free vanilla or French vanilla instant pudding and pie filling(4srvg.)
8 inch round pie pan
non-stick cooking spray
soften cream cheese to room temperature
add 1/4 cup half and half blend with hand mixer until smooth on low to medium speed add peppermint extract and sweetening
combine instant pudding in another bowl with 1/2 cup of half and half
Add whipped topping, a small amount to pudding, mix lightly
Add this to cream cheese, combine, add rest of whipped topping (Cool Whip) to this from the rest of the 8 oz tub, reserve a little if you want to decorate the top, also don't use the entire package if you want a denser dessert.
Spread in 8 inch pie pan that is prepared with non-stick coating.
Dust with cocoa powder and a packet of splenda.
Refrigerate or freeze if not eating right away.