A friend recently introduced me to a most delightful dessert, and after the first taste I knew immediately I have to have the recipe.
This layered pudding has to be the best thing I ever ate that involved both chocolate and peanut butter and is definitely going into our family's best of the best recipe file.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
24 oreos, divided
2 Tbsp butter, softened
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1-½ cup powdered sugar, divided
1 carton (16oz) whipped topping
10 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
1 cup cold milk
1 package 3.9oz instant chocolate pudding mix
Crush 18 oreos, mix in softened butter and press in bottom of a 9" sqaure dish; set aside.
In a large bowl, place creamcheese, peanut butter, and one cup of powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping and spread over oreo crust. Sprinkle with chopped peanut butter cups.
In another large bowl beat milk, chocolate pudding mix, and remaining powdered sugar on low speed for two minutes and allow to set for an additional two minutes then add remaining whipped top and fold together gently. Spread over pudding and peanut butter cup layer. Crush remaining oreos and sprinkle over the top.
Cover and chill for several hours before serving.