Peanut Butter Oreo Dessert (No-Bake)
This Peanut Butter Oreo Dessert is a No-Bake dessert filled with layers of chocolate peanut butter pudding and peanut butter cups.
Multitasking. This is a skill that you have to master in order to succeed in parenting. And by succeed, I mean not lose your ever lovin’ mind.
People always tell me that I seem so calm when I’m out with my kids. Bahahaha. My husband will tell you that I’m like a duck. Everything looks calm on top but underneath those legs are going a mile a minute.
I try to hold it together in public while in my mind I’m mentally thinking about who’s about to have the next meltdown, potty stops, and escape routes.
My friends invited me to take our kids to the movies today. Fact is, a one and a half hour long movie with 5 kids alone is way harder than a 4-hour football game alone. Or maybe it’s just that I have more practice at the latter.
I was fully prepared but knew I was in trouble when I busted out the sucker, a last resort for obvious sticky reasons, five minutes into the movie for my 10-month-old.
It’s not like I could just take her out because inevitably my 2-year-old would flip out and come crying after me.
By the end of the movie, my 10-month-old who insists on crawling and not sitting, was on a little disease infested two foot area by my feet, with her 10th sucker, trying to catch falling pieces of popcorn.
Don’t judge me. It was the lesser of two evils. Nothing a bath can’t solve. Why not just skip the movie? If you have that mind-set, you’ll spend your whole life at home.
This is just a mild example of stuff you thought you would never do as a parent. I’m not sure if I’m ready to divulge the gritty stuff. You tell me yours first.
Baking is something I like to do with my kids. Usually it’s just one or two kids helping me but for this dessert they ALL wanted to help.
I’m a hand washing Nazi so as long as that is done, I don’t mind at all. They really like jobs like unwrapping all of the peanut butter cups of counting the Oreos needed for the recipe.
This Peanut Butter Oreo Dessert (No-Bake) starts with a layer of Oreos, topped with a creamy peanut butter layer, chocolate pudding layer, and topped with more Oreos and peanut butter cups. Although this anything but a healthy dessert, for some reason it tastes really light and dreamy. If this intrigues you, you’ll love this Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake.
I’m not a huge fan of Cool Whip but desserts tend to last longer when it’s used. I’ve used both fresh whipped cream and Cool Whip this and fresh works just fine. It will last 2 days before the cream breaks down. This could easily be doubled in a 9×13 baking dish.
Peanut Butter Oreo Dessert
- 20 Oreo cookies, divided
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 package, 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
- 1 carton, 16 ounces Cool Whip, thawed, divided (or 4 cups homemade whipped cream )
- 10 Reese's peanut butter cups, divide
- 1 cup cold milk
- 1 package, 3.9 ounces instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
- Crush 16 cookies with a food processor or by hand; Add the butter and combined well with the cookies. Press firmly into an ungreased 9-in. square dish. Set aside for later.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over crust.
- Cut each peanut butter cups into 6 pieces. Sprinkle peanut butter layer with 6 of the chopped peanut butter cups. Reserve the remaining peanut butter cups for the top.
- In another large bowl, beat the milk, pudding mix and remaining confectioners' sugar on low speed for 2 minutes Let stand for 2 minutes until pudding starts to set. Fold in remaining whipped topping.
- Spread the chocolate pudding mixture over the peanut butter cups. Chop the remaining cookies and peanut butter cups and sprinkle over the top. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.
- Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/peanut-butter-chocolate-dessert#ixzz39OHLZ8Jo
This is a very good recipe, but my personal preference is for less Cool Whip than the 16oz called for. I found a single 8oz container of Cool Whip to be fine. Also, I baked the crust because I prefer that to an unbaked crust. If you want to keep these bars around longer than 2 days (as I did) I discovered that you can freeze them, wrapped individually and put into a freezer bag. Thaw at room temp.
Great tips Leslie!
Made this for the second time tonight. It’s delicious!!! What could go wrong with Oreos and Peanut Butter Cups?!?!
However, I doubled the recipe this time and it doesn’t fit in a 9×13 pan! I ended up throwing out some of the chocolate layer because my pan was almost overflowing. Next time I double it I think I’m going to try using my lasagna pan since it’s slightly larger than a regular 9×13. Hope this helps if you’re thinking about doubling the recipe!
P.S. Oh how I wish this was fat free…I can’t stop eating it!!
Thanks for the tips Kathy! So glad you love it.
We tried it this weekend it was amazing ! It’s a very good recipe. The only thing I would change is the way you make the crust. You should completely melt the butter. Other than that awesome dessert.
Thanks for the tip!
This was good, but pretty sweet. I omitted the extra powdered sugar in the chocolate pudding layer. There’s just no reason for more sugar in this and it was still plenty sweet. I think I’ll eliminate the powdered sugar all together the next time I make it and tone it down a bit.
I must have a sweet-o-meter a little higher. Didn’t taste too sweet for me.
Must have a piece of this pie! It looks absolutely beautiful!
This looks amazingly tasty. I will definitely be giving this a go soon.
This looks delicious! My kids will love it.
I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter so this dessert looks perfect for me and the “no-bake” part is an added bonus! 🙂
This looks incredible! Just bookmarked for the weekend. Thank you!!
This looks incredible! Just bookmarked for the weekend. Thank you!!
Today I was on the phone and my nephew started tugging on my arm. “Not now Eli I’m on the phone.” So he whispered, “Truman is in the fireplace.” Yes, my 16 month old son. Not hands-in-the-soot. WHOLE BODY in the soot. I needed a sucker by the end of that bath. Or maybe this entire pan? I hope you had a healthy slice after the Movie Episode.
I’ve got peanut butter and chocolate on the brain today today too, I’m about to post some peanut butter smores bars, a twist on a recipe that I first found here years ago 🙂 Have a great week Christy!
Haha that’s great! Sounds like somewhere I’d find my son, he has a knack for knowing exactly which things he shouldn’t be touching and go for it.
I’m adjusting to having 3 kiddos these days so I am finding myself stretched in all sorts of new situations!
Oh my Gosh Karen! That’s hilarious. I love those s’mores bars. Love them.