Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1-1/2 cups chopped cashews, divided
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
- 2-2/3 cups cold milk
- 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces), coarsely chopped
- Place flour and butter in a food processor; cover and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add 1 cup cashews; pulse a few times until combined.
- Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spoon over crust.
- In another bowl, whisk milk and both pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with chopped candy bar and remaining cashews. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
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Nutrition Facts1 piece: 408 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 416mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
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Jun 23, 2018
I made the crust with Pecan sandies just after putting some butter on them I popped it in the oven.
Jan 8, 2018
Love peanut butter-most of the days buy peanut candy-available at the local store here in palakkad-kerala-India,also get hershey peanut butter-buy it sometimes-recipe is good-hope somebody can make it for me.????.p vinod
Oct 15, 2017
This was great! easy to put together but next time going to add 1/2 cup more flour and butter for the crust.
Aug 14, 2017
Made this for the first Packer pre-season game party of the year. Wrote "Go Pack Go!" with the cashew and chocolate pieces on top. It was devoured!! Absolutely delish!
Jul 13, 2017
I've made this dessert without cashews and peanut butter for decades. I use well-chopped walnuts and everything else. I also melt the butter on 50% power and let it cool a bit. So much better and easier. I just now made it with the peanut butter. FANTASTIC. Cannot wait for the next family function. It will be devoured!! For right now, its all MINE!!???
Jun 24, 2017
The problem with this recipe is once you get started you don't know when to stop. This one of the sweet indulging recipe you owe yourself once in a while.
Jun 18, 2017
I take it you mix BOTH the pudding mixes together, which is what I did, but it took a long time for them to thicken. Much longer than if they had been made singly. Also....Why cashews when it is a peanut butter treat? Wouldn't peanuts meld the taste better and be a lot less expensive?
Jun 8, 2017
I made this for my prayer group of 9 men and women and there wasn't a crumb left on any plate. The compliments were many and several asked for the recipe. I made this exactly as posted except that I do not have a food processor. I used a pastry cutter for the butter and flour and hand-chopped the cashews. I have been asked to provide dessert for a family gathering in the near future. This dessert is definitely the one I'll be making. Thank you, Barbara, for a marvelous recipe!
May 5, 2017
changde: I believe a blender may work, as long as it has a 'pulse' function. Also, you might be able to use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour (like when you're making biscuits from scratch). As for the cashews, your best bet is probably to just measure them into a Ziploc bag and pulverize them with a heavy skillet or rolling pin and then incorporating them with the flour mixture. I hope this helps!
May 4, 2017
Ikdrn whipping one cup of heavy cream should be enough.