Friday, June 24, 2016

Buckeye Dessert

I have to share with you Dr. Souza's favorite dessert combo - peanut butter and chocolate.  In my neck of the woods, that's called a Buckeye Dessert!   Made this yummy dessert to celebrate Dr. Souza's 50th birthday and we ate it like there was no tomorrow!  

I adjusted the original recipe, reduced the sugar (somewhat) and it was over the top delicious!  It's rich, and a cinch to make because there is NO baking involved!

Buckeye Dessert

25 Oreos
4-5 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 /2 cup peanut butter (your choice, creamy or crunch)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tub Cool Whip
16 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
2 cups cold milk
1 pkg instant chocolate pudding (3.9 oz)

1.  Crush Oreos in food processor.  Toss with soft butter with your hands.  Press into a 13x9 pan.  Refrigerate 20-30 minutes.

2. Beat cream cheese, peanut butter and 1 cup powdered sugar until smooth.  Fold in half of the CoolWhip. Spread over chilled Oreo layer.  

3. Sprinkle with chopped peanut butter cups.

4.  Beat 2 cups milk and pudding mix on low for 2 minutes.  Let set up for 2 minutes.  Fold in remaining CoolWhip.

5.  Spread over the layer of peanut butter cups.  Crush 6-7 more Oreos (I put mine in a ziploc bag and pounded with a rolling pin).  Sprinkle crushed Oreos over the top as a garnish.

6.  Cover and chill for 3 hours.   Top each slice of dessert with a whole mini peanut butter cup.