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Chocolate Peanut Delight Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Delight Recipe

Peanut lovers will appreciate this yummy dessert I dreamed up. A brownie-like crust is packed with nuts, topped with a fluffy peanut butter layer and covered with whipped topping and more nuts. It was so well received that I made it for a local restaurant where I used to work. -Karen Kutruff, New Berlin, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk and egg until well blended. Stir in 3/4 cup of peanuts. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, condensed milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 3 cups whipped topping. Spread over the crust; top with the remaining whipped topping and peanuts.
  • 4. In a microwave melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla until smooth; drizzle over the dessert. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 656 calories, 39g fat (19g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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Susie913 User ID: 2695120 263909
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"Very good dessert. Family loved it.

I only baked cake mix 25 min and while toothpick had small amount of dough it was fully baked and not dried out. Also you will need 1-1/2 cartons of whipped topping. Each carton only holds about 3 cups and that what recipe calls for to mix in with peanut butter so does not leave any extra to spread on top.
The semi sweet choc chips did not melt well at all. I've used milk choc chips in past and will try them next time I make this. Since semi sweet didn't work I used choc syrup on top and that worked well for taste"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 250557
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"Made using boxed mix brownies and the brownies instructions and it turned out perfect. I will say these are very rich so will not make them often but as a nice treat especially when sharing with others."

oliveyle69 User ID: 7523881 73762
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"I just made this for a dinner party and this was wonderful. I did read the reviews and used the brownies instead of the cake mix. Everyone loved it and took some home later, This was very rich and delicious. I'll definitely save this recipe."

jkx4x4 User ID: 2519309 82056
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"Made this for Easter this year and it was a big hit. I was told this is the new family favorite"

dlbtbb User ID: 996770 87965
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"By reading the other reviews, I substituted the cake mix with Dark chocolate brownie mix and followed the brownie instructions. I also omittedt the peanuts. It was a creamy dessert. I fixed it for a phase 10 party and it was gone in minutes."

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 82683
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"Makes a nice holiday dessert or potluck item."

lynnwebster User ID: 5418233 66587
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2010

"baking powder added to the cake mix would make it softer. Add the amount of baking powder that would be called for in a from scratch cake recipe."

CathyJDrust User ID: 2366588 27153
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2010

"My family couldn't get enough of this dessert. I have to make it again this week because they loved it so much. Better to make it with a brownie mix instead of the cake as suggested. The cake mix turned out a little hard. Also use brownie directions.

LynneMBenson User ID: 2593796 28745
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2008

"Do NOT use cake mix as directed (gets very hard), use a brownie mix and follow package directions. Add peanuts if desired."

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