Peanut Pudding Dessert
Why I Love This Recipe
This dessert is yummy! The crunchy chopped peanut crust is such a nice compliment to the creamy chocolate and peanut butter layers, you are sure they will be asking for seconds. I made it when I had my two teenage nephews visiting and there was not much left by the end of dinner. Everyone loved it.
Ingredients You'll Need
1/2 cup cold butter
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 and 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
In a bowl, cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in peanuts. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 350 F. for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping. Carefully spread over the crust.
In a bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate curls and additional peanuts if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 15-18 servings.
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