Thursday, March 31, 2011

Triple Treat Torte

Peanut butter and chocolate. Delicious together in brownies, bars, cookies, pretzels, cupcakes and cheesecakes, and in this creamy dessert. A peanutty crust is topped with a cream cheese peanut butter layer, then chocolate pudding, then whipped topping. Dessert doesn't get much better than this.

Finely chop the peanuts (have I mentioned how much I love my food processor?) then use a pastry blender, your fingers, or a food processor (my choice!) to cut the butter into the flour until crumbly.

Stir in the peanuts,

then press into the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking dish.

Bake for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown and cool completely.

Meanwhile, combine the sugar, cream cheese and peanut butter

in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.

Fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping,

then spread over the crust.

In another mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding mixes and milk

until slightly thickened, then spread over the peanut butter layer.

Top with the remaining whipped topping.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours for this to set, or overnight if you have the time. There are a number of ways you could garnish this dessert: chocolate curls, grated chocolate, mini peanut butter and chocolate chips. I chose chopping up some peanut butter cups.

Or you can leave it plain. It will still be absolutely delicious.

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Triple Treat Torte

1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup flour
2/3 cup finely chopped dry roasted peanuts
1 cup powdered sugar
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 8 oz. carton whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 3.9 oz. pkg. instant chocolate pudding
1 3.9 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding
2 3/4 cup milk

Cut butter into flour until crumbly; stir in peanuts. Press onto bottom of a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 16-20 minutes or until golden; cool completely.

Beat powdered sugar, cream cheese and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over crust.

In another mixing bowl, whisk together milk and pudding mixes until slightly thickened. Spread over peanut butter layer. Top with remaining whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Garnish as desired. Serves 20.


  1. This looks incredible!!!!

    I found you from It's a Keeper Thursdays :)

  2. WOW! This looks dangerous, as in I might eat it all myself dangerous! Yum!

  3. Hi Sara,
    This really is a Triple Treat, it looks so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week.

  4. Oh dear, you are making me so hungry.

  5. That triple treat looks so good! I wish I had a big helping right now :)

  6. This sounds wonderful and pretty easy. Yum!

    I'd love to have you stop by and share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday.

  7. The name itself is so yummy! seeing the photos convinced me that I'll do this with my kids. Thank you for sharing and happy weekend!

  8. This looks like a great dessert for a crowd! I love peanut butter and chocolate together. Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

  9. You can't beat peanut butter and chocolate! This looks great.

  10. This is such a delicous treat! :) Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting a wonderful tea sampler GIVEAWAY! Come check it out when you have time.


  11. My grandmother makes this dessert and it is so good :) This one looks just as delicious!

  12. My hubby would absolutely die for this...

    Happy Foodie Friday.


  13. This looks like it takes care of any craving, salty or sweet. I can almost taste it through your pictures....and I'm drooling! Yum!

    Thanks for linking up with Sweets This Week.

    Have a great Sunday.


  14. Holy moly I so wish I had this right now! It looks amazing!

  15. Hi! I'm featuring your recipe on It's a Keeper Thursday this week! I’d love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

    And, feel free to link up another great recipe this week too!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper


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