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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MY REVIEW User ID: 441124 254528
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2016

"I have made this several times. Took it to work to share and even the people who said they only wanted a little bit came back for BIG second helpings. Delish"

dewflop User ID: 216755 253614
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"So rich!!! So sweet. A little dab will do you. Impressive to take to parties"

WEDDING5 User ID: 3718020 252691
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"This was very good! I placed this in a 9 x 13 pan. I just needed to crush up a few more oreos for the crust to fill the bottom of the pan. I normally don't adjust recipes prior to making them the first time but several people commented about the sweetness of this dessert so I only added 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to the cream cheese/peanut butter mixture and none to the chocolate pudding. This was perfect for us! Everyone at the party loved it! I'd definately make it again."

JCV4 User ID: 628113 250616
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

"Excellent dessert. I actually had someone who doesn't like sweets say that he loved this recipe because of the peanut butter taste. It is really sweet, but that's the point! Anything that puts chocolate and peanut butter together is going to taste great! I used low-fat, no-fat items where I could, but no one would know."

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 250377
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"Delicious dessert! I used the new peanut butter filled Oreos for the base and to sprinkle on top and that really put it over the top. I also found a big jar of truly miniature peanut butter cups (about the size of a large chocolate chip) at our local Mennonite store and used those rather than chopping up peanut butter cups. A wonderful cool treat on a very hot summer day!"

Amdaviss2 User ID: 8893118 250370
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2016

"This is really flippin good... I kno i will make (and be asked to make) it again.

Its super crazy sweet tho. I will leave the powdered sugar out altogether in the future. I put about a cup in with the cream cheese only bc i had sugar free pb... Its still borderline too sweet tho.
We used the butterfinger bits instead of the reeses too.
And a little tip for the oreos... I used an already made oreo pie crust for that. It holds together better to spread the cream chesse on top. I just dumped it in the bottom of the casserole dish i used and sorta smashed it down to cover the whole bottom.
Still ridiculously good for 10 mins of work!"

Suzesmith User ID: 7554164 250335
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2016

"I made this for a family get together and everyone loved it!! Will definitely make again."

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 250203
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2016

"This is delicious! This is the second time I have made it for two groups of people and it has been loved by everyone! This will stay in my dessert rotation for sure!"

Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 248687
Reviewed May. 27, 2016 Edited Jul. 1, 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....UPDATE: July 1st
made it again yesterday for a neighbor who is having a 1st time swim/pool filling up party tonight. I use the 5.9oz pudding mix because I want to make it a large dessert for this US celebration weekend party. I crushed 'chocolate colored rock candy' on top for color (from WinCo bulk dept). I won't be here for the party tonight, but hope it will be enjoyed. (ask if you care to know how I changed this recipe to suit our tastes, happy to oblige)."

Akira123 User ID: 8850529 247810
Reviewed May. 3, 2016

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

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