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Creamy Peanut Dessert

"Anyone who tries a piece of this sweet peanut butter-flavored dessert asks for the recipe...and a second helping," writes Judy Hofer of Grand Prairie, Alberta. "We make enough to serve the 76 people who live on our grain farm, so it has to be good."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    15-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine cracker crumbs and peanuts. Stir in butter and peanut butter. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; spoon over crust. Drizzle with chocolate syrup; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving.

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  • namaberry
    Jul 7, 2014

    This is my son and grand-daughters absolute favorite recipe!! Great to have it made ahead!! *****star rating!

  • mamaknowsbest
    Jul 5, 2014

    This dessert is a double winner in our family! Not only is the creamy peanut butter filling light and fluffy but the crust with chopped peanut included was spectacular. It is a real crowd pleaser- easy to cut and serve. Have also made it using only 8oz of whipped topping. Still great!!

  • htimm
    Mar 29, 2014

    This is fabulous! Best dessert recipe I have ever found. I have made this too many times to count. My son calls it my signature dessert. I love the fact that you can make it ahead and freeze. I love doing this for a large gathering and everyone loves it. Thanks for sharing.

  • juliesprincess
    Mar 11, 2010

    This is so....good!I make it for church functions, it always goes fast.

  • mrswvwoodchuck
    Mar 7, 2009

    This is one of my favorites, this is so simple to make and the flavor is just the greatest, perfect for hot summer days.