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close up shot of a slice of butterscotch delight garnished with butterscotch sauce on a plate

Butterscotch Delight

Butterscotch Delight is a luscious no-bake treat made with layers of graham crackers, sweetened cream cheese, whipped topping, and butterscotch pudding.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9



  • cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream

Butterscotch Pudding Layer

  • 3.4 ounces instant butterscotch pudding
  • ¾ cup butterscotch chips, roughly chopped and divided
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Whipped Topping Layer

  • 8 ounces cool whip
  • chopped butterscotch chips and chip crumbles cinnamon graham cracker crumbs, optional garnish (you can also drizzle with butterscotch sauce)


Crust Layer

  • In a medium bowl mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.
  • Press the mixture into an 8x8 dish. Flatten the mixture using the bottom of a flat glass. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Cream Cheese Layer

  • In a large mixing bowl place the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Using a hand mixer, combine until light and fluffy and no lumps remain. Set aside.
  • In a chilled medium mixing bowl place the heavy whipping cream. Using a hand mixer on high beat the cream until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.
  • Gently add the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture and fold together with a rubber spatula. Once combined spoon half of the cream cheese/whipped cream mixture on top of graham cracker crust.
  • Set the other half of the mixture aside.
  • Place the 8x8 dish in the refrigerator while preparing the next step.

Butterscotch Pudding Layer

  • In the bowl with the remaining half of the cream cheese/whipping cream mixture, add the dry butterscotch pudding mix, chopped butterscotch chips, and heavy cream. Gently fold together until combined and solid in color.
  • Spoon the mixture on top of layer two in the 8x8 dish and spread evenly. This layer will be quite thick.

Whipped Topping Layer

  • Spread the Cool Whip on top of the 8x8 dish as the last layer.
  • Garnish with remaining ¼ cup chopped butterscotch chips and drizzle with butterscotch sauce.
  • Chill at least one hour before serving. Ideally, chill for 2 hours.



  • The butterscotch layer of this is thicker than the other Delight recipes but still tastes good.
  • If you can’t find crushed graham crackers, you can crush them yourself by placing them into a Ziploc and a rolling pin or running them through a food processor.
  • It’s highly recommended to make this delicious dessert a day ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight. This will allow it to thicken and makes it easier to cut into slices.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that they blend completely and don’t leave lumps in the cream cheese layer.