Monday, July 7, 2008

PEANUT CHOCOLATE PARFAIT DESSERT

Here is another one of those keeper recipes that I print out and cover with a
plastic sleeve for my recipe notebook. When I read the ingredients I knew it
would be good--who can resist the peanut butter/chocolate combination?
Well, that and the fact that it was a $15,000 winner in the Pillsbury Bakeoff
also made me think it must be pretty good!

It is delicious without being overly sweet and if you cook the base just the
right amount of time it stays soft and kind of chewy. Warning--If you make
this for other people you may as well make copies of the recipe because they
are definitely going to ask for it!



PEANUT CHOCOLATE PARFAIT DESSERT

CRUST

1 package pudding included Devil's Food cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
3/4 cup peanuts, chopped large

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bottom only of 13 x 9 inch pan. In a large
bowl, combine all crust ingredients at medium speed until well blended. Spread evenly
in prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. It is important not to over bake! Cool.

FILLING

3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 8oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups milk
1 8oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 5.25oz pkg instant vanilla pudding mix

In small bowl combine peanut butter and powdered sugar at low speed until crumbly.
Set aside. In large bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Add milk, whipped topping,
and pudding mix; beat at low speed 2 minutes until well blended.

Pour half of cream cheese mixture over cooled, baked crust. Sprinkle with half of peanut
butter mixture. Repeat with remaining cream cheese and peanut butter mixtures. Sprinkle
with 1/2 cup chopped peanuts and gently press into filling. Sprinkle with grated chocolate.

Cover, refrigerate or freeze until serving time. Store covered in refrigerator.

Yield: 16 servings

7 comments:

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Hi there! I just popped over from Karen D's blog and I saw that mouthwatering recipe first off. YUM! I then srolled down and read a bit more. Very yummy stuff to be found here. then I read about your brother's accident. Oh my!! I have added your brother/family/you to my prayers during this difficult time. That's quite a story! I just took a short tumble off the last step of our stairs and I am sporting a bruised pinky toe and various other bruises. (I had been feeling a bit sorry for myself until I read your posts.) May God keep you in His palm. I've gotta go start my day, But I will definitely return to do some exploring around your site -- many more treasures to be found. : )

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Hi Debbie,

Welcome! I am glad you came over for a visit. I have fallen from the last step on our stairs and it hurts! My brother is waiting for surgery this week and then another next week. Thank you for your prayers--very much appreciated! I look forward to another visit from you.

Kris

mary said...

Oh my! I think I gained a pound just reading that yummy recipe :0)
I told my Molly (6 years old) that when you picked berries, you had to watch for bears. She has asked a million questions about it and really, really wants to come pick blueberries at your house! She has even been carrying around a plastic sword to ward off bears. A few hundred miles doesn't discourage that girl!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

I think I will do a short blog post just for Molly since we have a momma bear and cubs that is living down at the bird estuary. She can visit them vicariously (and safely) through my blog!

Kris

mary said...

Molly would LOVE that! You are such a sweetie!

theshepherdshouse said...

Dear Kris,

This looks so delicious! I have seen lots of yummy recipes from the Pillsbury bakeoffs!

Hope you are having a great day,

Sharon

Karen Deborah said...

Fattening, my buns grew just readin it. I'm chewing my hands again.