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Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert

The desserts of my dreams have both chocolate and peanut butter. So, when I came up with this rich chocolate peanut butter dessert, it quickly became my all-time favorite. It's a cinch to whip together because it doesn't require any baking. My family loves this chocolate peanut butter cup lasagna! —Debbie Price, LaRue, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 20 chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 15 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix


  • Crush 16 cookies; toss with the butter. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square dish; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups.
  • In another large bowl, beat the milk, pudding mix and remaining confectioners' sugar on low speed for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in remaining whipped topping.
  • Spread over peanut butter cups. Crush remaining cookies; sprinkle over the top. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.
  • When making the filling, be sure to gently fold in the whipped topping just until it’s blended. The topping will deflate if it’s overhandled.
  • If you love this recipe, you won't be able to get enough of these peanut butter desserts.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 365 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


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    • Sandra
      Apr 4, 2021

      My husband and I and our two guests absolutely loved this dessert! The only change I made was to add 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar to the cream cheese and omit it from the pudding mix as per another's review. It was perfect! Will make often.

    • Susie
      Dec 11, 2020

      I know I’ve already commented on this recipe years ago but a lady I don’t even know just re-found it (the recipe) for me. I could not find this for the life of me and I’m so thankful it was found for me by a kind incredible person.if you haven’t made this it’s time especially now with holidays fully upon us-YOU WILL BE SO GLAD YOU DID AS WILL THE FRIENDS/FOLKS/FAMILY who are delving into its’ lusciousness

    • Fancy312
      Sep 18, 2020

      Love, love this recipe! When I bring it to potlucks, people always ask for the recipe.

    • rena 55
      Oct 12, 2019

      Our son-in-law loves anything peanut butter...this one is a keeper. Delicious and easy to put together. I keep the ingredients on hand for this one!

    • bjwichhart
      Mar 2, 2019

      This is a fantastic dessert. I actually freeze it, so I can enjoy it longer.

    • _nlfPA
      Jul 12, 2018

      This is such a good dessert and so easy to put together. Great for summer.

    • tavystreats
      Jun 24, 2018

      A staff favourite at our parties. It is always requested. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Nan
      Jun 6, 2018

      Thank you Debbie for sharing your recipe. It is amazing! Very easy to put together. Made it to give friends, they absolutely love it, I used about 3/4 cup of peanut butter, just because I wanted to empty the jar! Great recipe!

    • Lort320
      Apr 5, 2018

      Not sure what everyone is raving about. My family didn't like this at all.. Way to sweet and the instant pudding is just weird.

    • Holly
      Feb 8, 2018

      Absolutely heavenly! Left out the peanut butter cups. Might have been overkill. It was a hit!!!!