Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dessert for a Crowd

MENTAL STATUS: "Tired". Still trying to play email and house catch-up.

I made a fantastic dessert for July Fourth: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding. I also happened to make this for "cousin's weekend", too, and let me tell you it was a real crowd pleaser!

As far as what my friends and family know, the recipe is my own, but in actuality I got it from author Holly Jacobs. But it's been over a year and I've made this thing many times that it's now become MINE.
(Either way, I'm sure she won't mind me sharing it) :)

WARNING: This dessert is RICH and fatty-fat fattening. (which is probably why it's so good)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding

1 bag Oreo cookies
1 8oz package cream cheese
1 & 1/2 c peanut butter
1c powdered sugar
2 boxes instant chocolate pudding
1 giant tub Cool Whip
1 box instant vanilla pudding
4 & 1/2 c milk

Crush half a bag of Oreos, and line the bottom of a trifle bowl (or you can use a 9X13 pan).

Take cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar beat. Fold in a little more than a third of the giant tubs of Cool Whip. Add to pan/bowl. Crush and add 1/4 of the package of Oreos.

Take two boxes of instant chocolate pudding. Add only three cups (instead of four) of milk, beat. Fold in another 1/3 of Cool Whip. Add to pan/bowl.

One box of instant vanilla pudding, 1 1/2 cups of milk (not two). Beat. Fold in the last 1/3 of Cool Whip. Add to the top of chocolate pudding.

Top the dessert with the remaining 1/4 of the Oreos...crushed. Refrigerate for at least two hours

Easily serves 16-18 of the most fanatic peanut butter fans. :)



Chicki said...

Sounds delicious, except for the Cool Whip. I'm scared of that stuff. My grandson did a science report on it last year. http://consumerist.com/consumer/disturbing/cool-whip-is-lube-256233.php

Jessica said...

That sounds SO delicious!

Diane Craver said...

Thanks for the recipe - will try it! It reminds me of a recipe we like that doesn't have the peanut butter in it. And instead of chocolate pudding, our recipe uses French Vanilla pudding.

It's fat and calorie free - right? LOL

Jennifer Shirk said...

Don't bad mouth Cool Whip to me! I LOVE that stuff. **covering eyes now**

Calorie free? Um...

Kristen Painter said...

I LOVE peanut butter. YUM!

Kara said...

Oh my, now I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing:)

Cindy said...

Oooh, thanks for sharing that. I am going to try it sometime.

Sierra Donovan said...

Oh no. I must not!!!