Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

September 14, 2009

Mel’s Peanut Butter Layered Dessert

Filed under: dessert, peanut butter — Emily @ 8:13 am

I had this dessert a few weeks ago at a reunion for our team that went to the Dominican Republic in July. My friend and co-worker Melissa made this dessert and it was so delicious! And incredibly easy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t photograph well, but you get the idea. I’ve made desserts similar to this before, but never exactly the same combo. It definitely works. I served this at a picnic recently and there were probably 20 different dessert choices—this was the only one that was gone at the end of the night.

Mel’s Peanut Butter Layered Dessert

1st layer:

1 package oreo cookies (crushed)–I used the food processor

3/4 stick butter (melted)

Mix together and press into a 9×13 inch pan

2nd layer:

3/4 cup peanut butter

1 cup powdered sugar

8 oz. cream cheese

8 oz. cool whip

Mix all these ingredients together (I used a stand mixer and made sure they were all softened) and put on top of the oreo crust.

3rd layer:

1 large package instant chocolate pudding mix

2 cups milk

Mix together and let sit for a minute to harden. Put this layer on top of the last one.

4th layer:

8 oz. cool whip

Top with this and then add crushed candy bars. I used Butterfingers in this recipe but you can also use Reese’s, Snickers, Heath bars—anything that sounds good to you!

Source: my friend Melissa



  1. This looks incredible. Cool blog!

    Comment by Jessica — September 20, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

  2. That looks soooo incredibly yummy!

    Comment by Erin — October 1, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

  3. […] Adapted from my friend at Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking, originally from her friend, “Mel”  Posted in Desserts, Family […]

    Pingback by Chocolate Oreo & Peanut Butter Dessert » Pennies on a Platter — May 16, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

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