If you need an easy dessert to go with whatever you are serving, and if you love peanut butter and chocolate the way we do, I am telling you now that this is the one you want! Creamy, peanut buttery, cool, and chocolatey with a yummy crust that I always use instead of the one that is usually called for with this dessert. The original recipe calls for a crust made with chopped peanuts and the name of the dessert varies, some call it Jimmy Carter Pudding, but I just use my standard delight crust recipe and call it Peanut Butter Delight. It really doesn't matter what you call it, it's delicious and sure to be a crowd pleaser.
For the crust:
1¼ cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup butter, softened
Mix till crumbly then spread evenly into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Do not press into pan.
Bake @ 350° for 20 minutes or till golden. Remove from oven and chop into fine crumbs immediately.
Then spread evenly and press lightly into pan. Pressing firmly will result in a hard crust that is hard to cut through when it's time to serve it.
Let cool completely.
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups Cool Whip
Put cream cheese, peanut butter, and powdered sugar into mixer bowl and beat until fluffy, scraping down sides as needed. Gently fold in Cool Whip until well combined. Spread evenly over cooled crust.
2 small boxes instant chocolate pudding
3 cups cold milk
Mix according to package directions and pour over peanut butter mixture.
Spread evenly and allow to set completely then top with more Cool Whip and garnish as desired.
Make it for your family sometime, you will be glad you did and they will be happy!☺