Peanut Pudding Dessert Recipe
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Peanut Pudding Dessert Recipe

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I prepared this rich yummy dessert recently, and our guests wanted seconds. The crunchy chopped peanut crust is such a nice complement to the creamy chocolate and peanut butter layers. You're sure to be asking for seconds, too! -Patricia Senkow Dickson City, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:15-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15-18 servings


  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 2-3/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Chocolate curls and additional chopped peanuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 299 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a small bowl, cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in peanuts. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping. Carefully spread over crust.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with chocolate curls and additional peanuts if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 15-18 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Pudding Dessert in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p37

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"I made this for my family and it was devoured. They loved the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I would definitely give this a 5 star rating.

Nancy Foust FE"

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"I've had similar versions of this before, but the peanut butter & extra crunch from peanuts had great flavor. This is perfect for a potluck."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"Definitely a favorite in the family, making right now for a birthday celebration. This is delicious!!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"This is a favorite both at home and at the office. I first made it as a birthday alternative for my son when he requsted the peanut butter cheesecake from a pricey chain restaurant. The consensus of opinion is that this is better! Everyone will rave if you make it. I buy the tiny Reese's peanut butter cups to sprinkle with the peanuts on top, or cut the miniatures into chunks if I can't find the tiny ones. It is a very special dessert."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"I have made this dessert many times, and everyone always goes crazy about it! I have also made it with cashews and almonds and was good that way too."

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