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Chocolate Peanut Delight

 Chocolate Peanut Delight
Peanut lovers will appreciate this yummy dessert I dreamed up. A brownie-like crust is packed with nuts, topped with a fluffy peanut butter layer and covered with whipped topping and more nuts. It was so well received that I made it for a local restaurant where I used to work. -Karen Kutruff, New Berlin, Pennsylvania
12-15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk and egg until
  • well blended. Stir in 3/4 cup of peanuts. Spread into a greased
  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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Chocolate Peanut Delight (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioners'
  • sugar, condensed milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 3 cups
  • whipped topping. Spread over the crust; top with the remaining
  • whipped topping and peanuts.
  • In a microwave melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla until smooth; drizzle over the dessert. Refrigerate
  • for 2-3 hours before serving. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 656 calories, 39 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 494 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.