Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight

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Wikipedia describes a potluck as a gathering where each guest contributes a different and unique dish of food, often homemade, to be shared. We all like to prepare a dish that is going to wow the crowd. Some of my favorite recipes came from potluck dinners.

I recently made this fantastic Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight for a potluck at our church. This four-layered dessert comes together in very little time. The bottom layer is made with crushed Oreos, topped with a cream cheese and peanut butter layer, then chocolate pudding, and Whipped Topping. With the chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups on top, this will be everyone’s favorite on the dessert table at your next potluck!

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight
 
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Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 36 Oreo cookies
  • ⅓ c. butter, melted
  • Peanut Butter Layer:
  • 8-oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • ¼ c. milk
  • 1½ c. whipped topping
  • Chocolate Layer:
  • 2 (4-serving size) boxes instant chocolate pudding
  • 2¾ c. milk
  • Topping:
  • Whipped Topping
  • Chopped mini Reece's Peanut Butter Cups
Instructions
  1. For crust: Place Oreos in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely crushed. Add melted butter and pulse until blended. Pour mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch dish and place in the refrigerator.
  2. For the peanut butter layer: Beat cream cheese and peanut butter with a mixer until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and blend until smooth. Gently fold in whipped topping.
  3. Gently spread peanut butter mixture over the crust. Place in refrigerator while you prepare the pudding.
  4. Chocolate Layer: In a bowl whisk both boxes of pudding mixture with milk until smooth. Pour over the peanut butter layer and gently spread. Place in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes.
  5. Top with whipped topping and sprinkle with chopped Reece's peanut butter cups.
  6. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving.

 

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Oreo Balls

Savannah's Oreo Balls 2

 

The season is passing by much faster than I would like.  The older I get the more it seems that I don’t get everything checked from my list that I really want to do.  Wes and Savannah are finished with fall semester and will be home for a few weeks.  I’m so glad to have them home but for some strange reason they have the idea that I’m their “personal chef” while they are on break.

When the kids were smaller they always opened one Christmas gift on Christmas Eve.  Now that we do three gifts, opening one of Christmas Eve is not an option as far as Greg is concerned.  He never really liked that anyway.  So, I am planning a Christmas Eve game for us this year.  I’ve been collecting small gifts and I have a few secrets up my sleeve.

Todays recipe is Savannah’s recipe.  She has been making these for the past couple of years during the holidays.  Wes and Greg request them and they do not last long around here.  This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in too!

 

Oreo Balls
 
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Ingredients
  • 36 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate
  • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt chocolate. Remove Oreo balls from freezer and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper lined pan. Return Oreo balls to the freezer until chocolate has set.
  4. Store in refrigerator.

 

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