I don’t recall if I was ever served this dish by DrSchnell. I attempted to make the dessert myself sometime last year, but made two very critical errors – trying to substitute almonds for peanuts, and accidentally buying one instant and one non-instant pack of pudding – and ended up with a sticky, barely edible mess. This time I paid closer attention.
2/3 cup Chopped PeanutsMix these and press into a 9” x 13” baking pan. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Cool.
1 cup Flour
1 stick Butter
8 ounces Cream CheeseMix these together until smooth. Then mix in 1 cup Cool Whip. Spread mixture on cooled crust layer. Chill.
1/3 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 small package (3.9 ounce) Instant Chocolate PuddingBeat two minutes. Spread mixture on top of Cream Cheese Layer, then cover with remaining Cool Whip from a 8 – 9 ounce package.
1 small package (3.9 ounce) Instant Vanilla Pudding
2 ¾ cup Milk
Sprinkle with another 1/3 cup Chopped Peanuts and 2 ounces Chocolate Shavings (which you can grate from a standard Hershey Bar.
Chill. Eat. Get Fat.
Oh. My. God. This really is ridiculously more brute-force delicious than anything has any right to be. I found that it was best not to concentrate on anything else but the very small bites that you put into your mouth; this dish would be wasted on a social occasion. I recommend very small portions, as large portions would probably kill you.
Don’t trust me? Here’s frequent L&TM5K commenter Vida, who lives near Castle5000 and got a big chunk delivered to her door:
It's an explosion of texture. First there's the nutty topping, and then there's a chocolately, soft layer. Then there's a nice complimentary layer underneath (not sure what this is made of) and then there is the scrumptious cookie crumbly layer on the bottom. All these layers really explode in the mouth. And then there is that nutty aftertaste…. I think it's really tasty.Later, she added:
Incidentally, I missed the part about covering the Pudding Layer with Cool Whip. I doubt it makes much difference in the taste, but the chocolate shavings and the mixed nuts sprinkled on top probably look a little better against the white background.
Vida: By the way, thank you for not putting any nutrition facts with this recipe. I don't even want to know how much fat this has.
Michael5000: Well, you know, you need a CERTAIN amount of fat in your diet just to stay alive....
Vida: Yes, and one piece of this would cover me for 50% of my life, assuming I live a long time.
Would it change things much if you went with two packets of Vanilla Pudding? Two packets of Chocolate Pudding? I dunno. Ask DrSchnell’s aunt. It is, however, vitally important that they both be INSTANT pudding. Trust me on this.