March 22nd, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert

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There is nothing quite like a creamy, no-bake layered dessert. Especially when those layers are chocolate and peanut butter. And believe me, this Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert is out of this world delicious!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert

Really, something this good shouldn’t be this easy to put together, but it’s so simple, even my kids can make it with a little supervision. (No-bake recipes are always great options for kids in the kitchen.)

This recipe is loaded with so many of my favorites. Oreos and peanut butter cups, for starters. And then there are layers of both chocolate and peanut butter mousse.

I have to give credit to my middle son, who is something of a chocolate and peanut butter fanatic, for discovering this recipe. From the first time we tried it, it was destined to become a family favorite.

And the best part is, you never have to turn on your oven!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert

This is a great dessert to take to a potluck or backyard barbecue. Just be prepared for it to disappear fast. And plan on getting lots of requests for the recipe!

This recipe also works great layered in individual dessert dishes or Mason jars, especially if you’re entertaining and want something a little more elegant. Not that anyone will care what it looks like, once they taste how delicious it is!

To make this dessert even easier to put together, use a box of chocolate cookie crumbs, rather than crushing your own Oreos. Of course, then you don’t have any leftover Oreos to eat…..

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert

Peanut butter cups sandwiched between layers of chocolate and peanut butter mousse on an Oreo crumb crust. 


  • 20 Oreo cookies, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar,divided
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 15-20 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine Oreo cookies and butter. Pulse to form fine crumbs. Press into an ungreased 9-inch square dish; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  3. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over crust.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped peanut butter cups.
  5. In another large bowl, beat the milk, pudding mix and remaining confectioners' sugar on low speed for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  6. Fold in remaining whipped topping. Spread over peanut butter cups.
  7. Crush remaining cookies; sprinkle over the top. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.

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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Taste of Home.



  1. This looks and sound SO yummy! Thanks:)

  2. Oh yummmmm! I’ll be making this, soon!

  3. Wonderful. You can also use vanilla cookies and lemon pudding ( leaving out peanut butter of course)

  4. I posted my version of your dessert on my blog, with a few changes. It is my VERY FAVORITE desert! thank you for sharing!!!!

  5. Mmmmmm….I’m making this for Christmas!! Could this be made in a 9×13 pan?

  6. Yes Raycinqueen, it would just be thinner, or you could double the ingredients.

  7. How many people could this serve?

  8. How many people could this serve?

  9. How many people could this serve?

  10. How many people could this serve?

  11. How many people could this serve?

  12. Marcie, it really depends on how big of servings you use, but it’s made in a 9 inch pan, so I’d say 8-10 people.

  13. Yikes sounds amazing! How many calories per serving?

  14. Yikes sounds amazing! How many calories per serving?

  15. As a fellow blogger I thought I should mention I just found your entire recipe posted here:


    They credit you but in my opinion it’s never ok to paste in the entire recipe without permission.

  16. Can this be mixed by hand?

  17. Michelle says:

    I was wondering if almond butter can be substituted because of peanut allergies???

  18. Any ideas on a substitute for the whipped topping? Do you think whipped cream would hold up ok?

  19. I really don’t know of a good substitution for cream cheese. Maybe Neufchatel cheese?

  20. This was DELICIOUS and so easy to whip up! Thanks for the recipe!

  21. When I make the Oreo crust on the bottom it won’t stick together… Is there something I can do to prevent this from happening! Please email me ASAP. Thank you!

  22. Billy Bob the Fish says:

    I have been wanting to make this for 3 months now and I finally can! It looks so good, and I’m sure it will be good! And I can do it in a 9 by 13 pan, right?

  23. oh my goodness I have made this once,it is being asked again for me to make it.
    Thanks is very very very yummy

  24. My mom has had this recipe for a few years now… and it is AMAZING. It is my all time favorite dessert, and whenever I get say in what dessert she makes, I insist on this one.
    Don’t question it. Try it. You can thank me later.

  25. Daughter and I made this today. can’t wait for it to chill so we can dig in!

  26. Can you make this ahead of time and freeze it?

  27. by whipped topping do u mean cool whip

  28. Barbara Ziegler says:

    Can you email me the recipe for peanut butter quadruple layer chocolate cheesecake?? Thank you

  29. Love easy

  30. Gina Moreira says:

    I made this for Christmas. I found this recipe to be very sweet. Next time I am going to reduce the sugar and see how it tastes.

  31. Do you leave the cream in the Oreos, or take it out?

  32. The recipe calls for 1 tub of cool whip, 16 oz. I just wanted to confirm if this truly calls for 16 oz.? I bought 2 tubs of 8 oz each but am wondering if I should really just use 1 tub of 8 oz. The tub says it yields 3 c. of whipped topping and 6 c. of whipped topping seems like a lot to fit in a 9×9 pan along with everything else.

  33. Could this be made a day in advance or would it go bad??

  34. Can you freeze this


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