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Peanut Butter Custard Blast

 Peanut Butter Custard Blast
"Ooey, gooey, great!" is how friends and family describe this chocolate-peanut butter dessert. I appreciate the make-ahead convenience. —Marilee Evenson, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
15 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook Time: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups 2% milk
  • 6 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 6 peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and
  • sugar; stir in butter. Press onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in.
  • baking dish. Bake 8 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, flour
  • and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high
  • heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2

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Peanut Butter Custard Blast (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into
  • egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle
  • boil; cook and stir 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir 1 cup into peanut butter until smooth. Gently
  • stir peanut butter mixture into the pan. Pour over crust. Cool to
  • room temperature. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add
  • confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over
  • peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups and peanuts.
  • Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Yield: 15 servings.
To Make ahead: After peanut butter custard is pour over the crust, refrigerate overnight. Before serving, top with the sweetened whipped cream, peanuts, peanut butter candy and chocolate drizzle.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 585 calories, 37 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 396 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.