Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Recipe
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Recipe

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For me, the ideal dessert combines the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter. So when I came up with this rich treat, it quickly became my all-time favorite. It's a cinch to whip together because it doesn't require any baking. —Debbie Price, LaRue, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 20 chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 15 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 366 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. Crush 16 cookies; toss with the butter. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square dish; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups.
  3. In another large bowl, beat the milk, pudding mix and remaining confectioners' sugar on low speed for 2 minutes Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in remaining whipped topping.
  4. Spread over peanut butter cups. Crush remaining cookies; sprinkle over the top. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p27

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Reviewed May. 27, 2016 Edited May. 29, 2016

"I made this yesterday to take to work today-I really enjoyed making this as it was (as many have said) very easy. One thing I ••didn't••do was follow the recipe to a T. when I read the ingredients it sounded way too sweet (it was going to have a cloying affect). reading all the reviews I found others thought so too after they had made it. decided to cut the powdered sugar in half. didn't add powdered sugar to the pudding either. Also a change I made was to cut some of the sweetness by adding some creme fresh to the cream cheese. Another thing I did was melted the butter and I broke up the cookies more fine like a pie crust. I knew if I added the melted butter to the cookie crumbs I'd be able to pat it better into the bottom of my container. I put it in the refrigerator overnight because I plan on serving this to my coworkers for the next few days. also omitted putting the cookie chunks and/or the minI peanut butter cups on top because I didn't know how well it would travel on a plane and the top treats would just get squashed plus seemed like overkill.

my husband was able to just have one bite last night (and a small bite at that) because his stomach was on fire from Mexican restaurant we went to for dinner. he did say this was very good. I actually think I'll make this several more times. I wish I would've known about it last weekend at our 3yr old's birthday party but I didn't. all in all I think this is a hit.
dinged a point because of original recipe being too sweet for our taste as written plus additions&subtractions.
ps.....end of 3 days : crew said it was: "sinful"
2. asked what they had to do to get a second helping
3. said insanely delicious
4. bouncing off the wall from delightful sugar high"

Reviewed May. 3, 2016

"These are the best and decious tins i have ever made"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"I made this for my sister and brother in law's birthday. He likes anything that's peanut butter and chocolate! I found it very easy to make. It was a little tricky getting the Oreos on the bottom. I think next time I would omit the butter and just sprinkle them in the pan. I used fat free cream cheese and light cool whip, still came out great! My brother in law thought it was very rich but I thought it was perfect."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"Everyone loved this! I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Made this one year for our Family Christmas. Was a big hit but oh so RICH! You won't need much of it at one time, but oh so delicious!"

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