Butterscotch Pecan Dessert

This is one of Patrick's favorite desserts and I'm making it for his birthday treat.  Thought you might want to tempt your taste buds too.  The butterscotch layer in this dessert just makes your mouth say yum!  ♥

Butterscotch Pecan Dessert
½ cup cold butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup chopped pecans, divided
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 (8oz.) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
3 ½ cups milk
2 (3.4oz.) packages instant butterscotch or vanilla pudding mix

In a bowl, cut the butter into the flour until crumbly; stir in ½ cup pecans.  Press into an ungreased 13x9” baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.  Fold in 1 cup whipped topping; spread over crust.  Combine milk and pudding mix until smooth; pour over cream cheese layer.  Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until set.  Top with remaining whipped topping and pecans.  Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.  Enjoy!