chocolate peanut butter icebox cake

Today is the hottest day of the year: it’s 106 F outside. When it’s this hot, i don’t feel like turning on the oven. So it’s time for a nice cold dessert – chocolate peanut butter icebox cake:

Ingredients

  • 18 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 (4.2 ounce) package chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip, divided
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together melted butter and crushed cookies until well moistened.
  2. Press into an ungreased 8 X 8-inch baking dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In the meantime, mix pudding with milk in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar together.Β Fold in one cup of Cool Whip.
  5. Spread cream cheese mixture over prepared crust.Β Spread pudding over cream cheese layer.
  6. Combine peanut butter with remaining Cool Whip and spread over pudding layer.
  7. Refrigerate two hours. Drizzle with chocolate syrup before serving.

OMG this dessert is amazing! The flavor & texture profile is off the charts: crunchy sweet oreo base, smooth tangy cream cheese, creamy sweet chocolate pudding, crunchy salty peanut butter. It’s like a party in my mouth!

This is one of the best desserts i’ve made. My husband loves it and says it’s restaurant-worthy. I could eat the whole thing. And it’s the perfect relief for a hot summer evening πŸ™‚

chocolate pb icebox cake
chocolate pb icebox cake
the different layers
the different layers
oreo base, cream cheese, chocolate pudding, peanut butter
oreo base, cream cheese, chocolate pudding, peanut butter
it's a party in my mouth!
it’s a party in my mouth!
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