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Chocolate Peanut Torte Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Torte Recipe

A crust of vanilla wafer crumbs and crushed peanuts provides this cool and creamy dessert with an extra tasty base. It's almost guaranteed that I'll bring home an empty pan when I take it to a potluck. -Ardyce Piehl, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. YIELD:16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups whipped topping, divided
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces), grated

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, butter and 2/3 cup peanuts. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping. Spread over crust.
  • 3. In a another large bowl, beat milk and pudding mixes on low for 2 minutes. Carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  • 4. Just before serving, carefully spread remaining topping over the pudding layer. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and the remaining peanuts. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 314 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.