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SPOON half the COOL WHIP into bowl; refrigerate to thaw. Return remaining COOL WHIP to freezer. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, adding dry pudding mix to cake mix before mixing with liquid ingredients. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; invert onto wire racks. Remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
MEANWHILE, microwave caramels and water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until smooth, stirring every 45 sec. Cool slightly.
BEAT cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add caramel sauce; mix well. Blend in thawed COOL WHIP. Place 1 cake layer on plate; spread with half the cream cheese mixture. Cover with second cake layer; frost top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
MICROWAVE frozen COOL WHIP and 3 chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl 3 min. or until well blended, stirring after each minute. Cool 10 min. Meanwhile, melt remaining chocolate squares as directed on package. Dip half of each wafer in chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Top with nuts. Refrigerate until ready to use.
SPREAD COOL WHIP mixture onto top of cake. Garnish with wafers. Keep refrigerated.
Substitute 13x9-inch pan for the round pans and increase baking time to 35 to 38 min. or until cake is done; cool completely. Continue as directed, spreading caramel mixture and chocolate mixture over cake in pan.
For a more fudge-like texture, store cake in refrgerator overnight before serving. Garnish with chocolate-dipped wafers just before serving.
Trim 40 calories, 3 grams of total fat and 2 grams of saturated fat per serving by preparing with COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, JELL-O Chocolate Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding, PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers.