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Chocolate Peanut Torte


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping. Spread over crust.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Just before serving, carefully spread remaining topping over the pudding layer. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and the remaining peanuts.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 314 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


Average Rating: 5
  • Randy
    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!
  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    Not many things are as good as this. This goes over great for a potluck!

  • lvarner
    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!

  • debbijanern
    Jul 3, 2012

    Awesome for a cool summer dessert

  • Sznn99
    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!

  • danawitkowski
    Apr 20, 2011

    So good! In my family, we call this Polish Drumsticks (not too sure why), and it's such a fantastic dessert!

  • lovelypeach
    Nov 19, 2010

    This is my husband's most favorite dessert!

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