Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cold and Creamy Peanut butter and chocolate dessert squares

Our grandchildren love peanut butter and of course chocolate too so I made this with the sole intention of going to visit and surprising them with this delectable delight!

I'll let you know their reaction.  I am not taste testing this one for fear I won't stop and there will be non left.

Layers of cookie crumbs, chocolate pudding, peanut butter and cream cheese and either cool whip or whipped cream will make this one delicious dessert.  Note:  I'll let you know! but I'm thinking YUMMY!



This dessert will please those who like peanut butter and chocolate.  

5 peanut butter cream cheese topping

4 pudding on top of cooled crust
3 pudding
Ingredients 1
peanut butter cookie crust 2

Peanut butter and chocolate cookie and cream dessert

1 16-ounce package peanut butter sandwich cookies, divided
4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick) butter, melted
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 8-ounce container Cool Whip, divided
1 3.9-ounce package instant chocolate Jello-O Pudding Mix
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup milk chocolate & peanut butter chips OR 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips + 1/4 peanut butter chips

Final layer and then drizzle chips after melted


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a blender or food processor, finely crush 24 of the cookies.
In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter and finely crushed cookies until well moistened.
Press into an ungreased 8 X 8-inch baking dish.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow crust to cool completely before proceeding.
In the meantime, mix the package of pudding with the 1 1/2 cups of milk in a small bowl.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and peanut butter together.
Fold in 1 cup of the Cool Whip and mix until well blended.
Spread the chocolate pudding over the cooled crust.
Place dollops of cream cheese mixture over the pudding layer and with an offset spatula, gently spread to completely cover.
Spread remaining Cool Whip over the cream cheese.
Refrigerate for several hours or overnight and then drizzle melted chocolate and peanut butter chips over top.  I melted each 1/4 cup separately in microwave in 10 second intervals until melted.  Yum

Happy Baking from my kitchen to yours,


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