This recipe found me. Really it did. I get an e-news letter from Taste of Home and this was on of the featured summer recipes. It is basically no bake and one of my current priorities is to not heat up the house. Yes, we have good air conditioning; it’s just really hot outside.
I love chocolate pudding! Peanut butter custard is kind of like pudding only with peanut butter instead of chocolate.
With the Oreo crust, pudding/custard filling and topping on this dessert I was easily reminded of my Mom’s Signature Pie. I thought why not jazz up this recipe with a cream cheese layer. It could be tasty. I was right; I love it when that happens.
The original recipe was for a 9-in. x 13-in. dessert. I made a half recipe for the Rancher and I.
1 C Oreo Cookie crumbs
1 T Sugar
3 T Butter, melted
In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 8-in. x 8-in. baking dish. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
Cream Cheese Layer:
8 oz Cream Cheese
¼ C Sugar
2 T Milk
4 oz Cool Whip
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and milk. Beat until smooth. Fold in cool whip. Spread over cooled crust.
Peanut Butter Custard:
3/4 C Sugar
3 T Cornstarch
1 T All-Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
3 C Milk
3 Egg Yolks, beaten
1/2 C Creamy Peanut Butter
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt. Stir in milk and eggs until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir until thickened to the consistency of custard.
Remove from the heat. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Cool to room temperature and pour over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Candy Bar, chopped
Spread cool whip over peanut butter mixture. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and sprinkle with peanuts and candy bars.
Neither J or I are huge Cool Whip fans. A little bit of cool whip for chopped candy bars to cling to is good for us. If you love cool whip, by all means, use as much as you like. Same with the chocolate drizzle and peanuts. The original recipe called for Peanut Butter Cups. I didn’t have any and chopped up some mini candy bars. Have you priced candy lately? Oh my!
My little jazzed up recipe turned out delicious! It’s a cool summer time dessert that will be a hit your house too.