Chocolate Peanut Torte
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
- 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped, divided
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 4 cups whipped topping, divided
- 3 cups cold milk
- 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces), grated
- In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, butter and 2/3 cup peanuts. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping. Spread over crust.
- In a another large bowl, beat milk and pudding mixes on low for 2 minutes. Carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
- Just before serving, carefully spread remaining topping over the pudding layer. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and the remaining peanuts.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 314 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Oct 31, 2018
I have been making this ever since this recipe was first published. People always request the recipe after tasting it. I can't even count how many were made and given as Christmas gifts! The only change we make is to freeze it and serve it slightly thawed. Truly one of our family's favorite recipes of all time!
Jun 25, 2017
Not many things are as good as this. This goes over great for a potluck!
Jan 3, 2015
So good! I just love the flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate and this recipe does not dissapoint!. I also love that it is a make-ahead recipe. Great for potlucks!
Jul 3, 2012
Awesome for a cool summer dessert
Jun 2, 2012
One of my most favorite desserts. Made it for Memorial Day gathering and we just couldn't stay out of it. Very good if you like chocolate and peanut butter!
Apr 20, 2011
So good! In my family, we call this Polish Drumsticks (not too sure why), and it's such a fantastic dessert!
Nov 19, 2010
This is my husband's most favorite dessert!