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Peanut Pudding Dessert Recipe

Peanut Pudding Dessert Recipe

I prepared this rich yummy dessert recently, and our guests wanted seconds. The crunchy chopped peanut crust is such a nice complement to the creamy chocolate and peanut butter layers. You're sure to be asking for seconds, too! -Patricia Senkow Dickson City, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:15-18 servings


  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 2-3/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Chocolate curls and additional chopped peanuts, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in peanuts. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping. Carefully spread over crust.
  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with chocolate curls and additional peanuts if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 15-18 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 299 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 250468
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2016

"Everyone loved this dessert."

_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 239243
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"I made this for my family and it was devoured. They loved the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I would definitely give this a 5 star rating.

Nancy Foust FE"

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 137520
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"I've had similar versions of this before, but the peanut butter & extra crunch from peanuts had great flavor. This is perfect for a potluck."

justeatit User ID: 6902197 80181
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"Definitely a favorite in the family, making right now for a birthday celebration. This is delicious!!"

RondiP User ID: 1072404 54000
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"This is a favorite both at home and at the office. I first made it as a birthday alternative for my son when he requsted the peanut butter cheesecake from a pricey chain restaurant. The consensus of opinion is that this is better! Everyone will rave if you make it. I buy the tiny Reese's peanut butter cups to sprinkle with the peanuts on top, or cut the miniatures into chunks if I can't find the tiny ones. It is a very special dessert."

angelbaby7819 User ID: 5177661 53995
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"I have made this dessert many times, and everyone always goes crazy about it! I have also made it with cashews and almonds and was good that way too."

judiblue User ID: 5652265 140393
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"Perfect dessert, easy to make and everyone love it."

Wonderbetty User ID: 3642134 112462
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"This was a dessert brought to our cousins reunion today and it was a big hit. Lots of peanut flavor and the texture of the crust is great."

mbandboys User ID: 2680134 61459
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"This dessert is a huge hit whenever I make it. It disappears fast and I always have people asking for the recipe."

JenaMae User ID: 994594 146825
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2008

"I made this when we went to my step daughter's for dinner, as I always take desserts. There were NO leftovers and everyone raved on how good it was. I have made several times and it is easy and has a great taste, not a heavy dessert."

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