Sunday, October 3, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert


I believe this recipe comes from a college roommate of one of my sisters.  It has become another popular family treat for birthdays, etc.  Warning though...this stuff is delicious and RICH.  A little goes a long way.

YIELD: 12 - 16 servings

20 chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
½ cup peanut butter
1½ cups powdered sugar, divided
1 (16-ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
15 (sometimes we do a few more) miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
1 cup cold milk
1 (3.9-ounce) package instant chocolate fudge pudding mix

Crush 16 cookies; toss with the butter. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch square dish. In mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, and 1 cup powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups.  

In another mixing bowl, beat milk, pudding mix and remaining powdered sugar on low speed for 2 minutes. 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.