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Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert Recipe

Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert Recipe

Here's a fun, layered dessert that will appeal to all ages. If you want it even nuttier, you can use chunky peanut butter, and if you're not a fan of cashews, substitute your favorite nut. —Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped cashews, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 2-2/3 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces), coarsely chopped

Directions

  • 1. Place flour and butter in a food processor; cover and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add 1 cup cashews; pulse a few times until combined.
  • 2. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spoon over crust.
  • 4. In another bowl, whisk milk and both pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with chopped candy bar and remaining cashews. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 408 calories, 25 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 416 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2015

"I can't be the only one who stumbled upon this recipe because of this song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPKc3Q2in4I"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"Wonderful, everyone raved about it! So different then most other pudding desserts. Suggest, don't overcook crust. Definitely will make again. Oh, I added two crushed candy bars and it was not too much."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"A wonderful dessert. Got rave reviews from coworkers. Delicious and very easy to make. Definitely a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"Pretty good, husband and grandkids loved it, I personally think it would be better with a thinner layer of whipped cream on top, will make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"i always make this with crushed walnuts and pistachio pudding for Easter"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"I think I will just delete the nutrional info and give it a try. I am so sure it will be 10 stars. How could it not!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"I make a very similar one, try freezing the dessert till its made half frozen. Just like a drumstick!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"I don't have a food processor. Can the crust be made with a blender, mixer, or ??? Any advice would be appreciated."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Great dessert! Everyone loved it. I used chopped peanuts instead of cashews. I will be definitely making this one again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Since this recipe was posted, I have made it three times! (in less than a 10 days!)

Always rave reviews. I didn't have cashews the firs two times, so I used almonds. Great reviews from the family and church folks. I used chopped peanut butter cups to garnish since my son is not a fan of nuts."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"Made mine with pecans. Awesome taste, easy recipe. This is such a keeper. Thanks for sharing. Will be making this one again and again. The only problem is one cannot give this 10 stars.."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"very good, big hit at football party..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"This dessert was wonderful. The cashews are great, both in the crust and sprinkled on top. The dessert is pretty and everyone raved about it. This is a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015 Edited Jan. 26, 2015

"This was a simple, delicious recipe, my family loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"I have seen this recipe with many variations and it is always delicious! The base, cream cheese layer and whipped topping remain the same. Just change your pudding flavor to your taste, and garnish accordingly. Lemon is a favorite of our family. I typically use chopped pecans for a topping, but used blueberries and strawberries to create an American Flag for the 4th of July topping."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015 Edited Jan. 26, 2015

"OH....this recipe is wonderful...so delicious and easy to make. THANKS AND KEEP your recipes coming Barb- - - --99 and a half percent of us love them-that is........we, who love the great tastes of great foods."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015 Edited Jan. 26, 2015

"As a former owner of my own gourmet cookie shop, all of my recipes were from scratch, but all of my recipes were ones that were handed down from my family and were made with love, like so many other of you passionate home-bakers. Many of my favorite recipes, just like this one, have come from TOH over the years. I value simple and quick recipes for desserts of all kinds, scratch or not. I appreciate people, like Barbara, who take the time to share their favorite desserts with the rest of us. This recipe is divine Barbara and I have the original magazine that you were published in!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I made this for 8 teenagers after a collage class Awesome!!!! This recipe was easy and tasted great they wanted more thanks for the recipe it's a keeper :-)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015 Edited Jan. 26, 2015

"This looks super good. I copied off to buy the ingredients and added to my Recipe Box. I am always interested in 5 stars and especially award winning! I am impressed with reviewers like Ms Patty, who needed to change the recipe and reports that it was still great! Thank you Ms Patty for being positive. I really like to hear why a person did or didn't like the recipe and especially any changes they made. By the way thanks for the recipe Barbara!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015 Edited Jan. 26, 2015

"I haven't tried the recipe but wonder why people have to be critical of another person comments."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015 Edited Jan. 26, 2015

"Awesome dessert"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"As I would love to have made it as directed, I substituted sugar free puddings, fat free cream cheese, lite whipped topping, skim milk and natural peanut butter for what was called for above. I'm sure it's much richer the original way but this was just as delicious. I chopped a dark chocolate candy bar for the top as well. This is a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I love being a "lazy" cook! If the first word in the recipe does not say "EASY", I keep looking"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I was a baker for years and now I use any easy recipe I can, not all the time but most of the time makes life so easy so anyone working these are great this is a very good recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015 Edited Jan. 26, 2015

"This is wonderful and so yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015 Edited Feb. 10, 2015

"Made mine with pecans. Awesome taste, easy recipe. This is such a keeper. Thanks for sharing. Will be making this one again and again. The only problem is one cannot give this 10 stars.."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"my family ate this like crazy and there is only three of us! next time I will double the cream cheese layer (I like cream cheese). This time I mixed the puddings with the milk to soft-set but I folded in the cool whip--and used dry roasted peanuts in the crust. This quick, easy, and great. Definitely will make again (daughter already asked for me to make this week for her). keeper for sure"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"Absolutely delicious!! I use pecans instead of cashews and closer to 1/2c of peanut butter.Everyone LOVES it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"I have made this for years and it is always loved. Sometimes I put walnuts in place of the cashews."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Absolutely delicious! Everyone requests this recipe, and it goes fast!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"EVERYONE loves this! Fantastic recipe, and the cashews give it a nice twist."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"loved it, as did everyone else."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 9, 2009

"Whenever I take this to a church supper I always take home an empty dish!! It is delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"Everyone loves, loves, loves this recipe. It is divine!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2008

"I made this for my niece's rehearsal dinner. Accolades all around from the entire wedding party."

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