Creamy Peanut Dessert Recipe
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Creamy Peanut Dessert Recipe

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"Anyone who tries a piece of this sweet peanut butter-flavored dessert asks for the recipe...and a second helping," writes Judy Hofer of Grand Prairie, Alberta. "We make enough to serve the 76 people who live on our grain farm, so it has to be good."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:15-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 15-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 246 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine cracker crumbs and peanuts. Stir in butter and peanut butter. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; spoon over crust. Drizzle with chocolate syrup; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  3. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 15-20 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Peanut Dessert in Quick Cooking July/August 2001, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 246 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"This is my son and grand-daughters absolute favorite recipe!! Great to have it made ahead!! *****star rating!"

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"This dessert is a double winner in our family! Not only is the creamy peanut butter filling light and fluffy but the crust with chopped peanut included was spectacular. It is a real crowd pleaser- easy to cut and serve. Have also made it using only 8oz of whipped topping. Still great!!"

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"This is fabulous! Best dessert recipe I have ever found. I have made this too many times to count. My son calls it my signature dessert. I love the fact that you can make it ahead and freeze. I love doing this for a large gathering and everyone loves it. Thanks for sharing."

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"This is so....good!I make it for church functions, it always goes fast."

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2009

"This is one of my favorites, this is so simple to make and the flavor is just the greatest, perfect for hot summer days."

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