This recipe is for my fellow Peanut Butter and Chocolate fans – a layered dessert recipe packed with so much peanut butter-chocolate goodness, it can only be described as lush. A Peanut Butter Chocolate Lush, that is!
This recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna first appeared on my friend Amanda’s site.
Lush: /ləSH/ (adjective) very rich and providing great sensory pleasure.
Yup, that sounds about right!
This decadent dessert features 4 layers of delicious chocolate-peanut butter goodness and then is topped off with Reese’s Pieces, Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter candy melts and melted chocolate. It is truly the ultimate dessert for your Chocolate Peanut Butter fan!
This chocolate peanut butter lasagna takes that chocolate lasagna concept and bumps it up a notch… or three. You start with a crunchy, OREO-cookie based base, then top it with a cream cheese-peanut butter layer that is smooth and out of this world amazing, then top it with chocolate pudding, Cool Whip and copious amounts of peanut butter chocolate candies and melted peanut butter and chocolate for extra good measure!
Basically, you’re taking 5 different desserts that would be delicious and satisfying on their own and combining them to make the ultimate peanut butter and chocolate experience.
As impressive and decadent as this recipe is, it’s also pretty low-key in terms of prep.
It’s no-bake and probably took me all of 15 minutes to whip up! You can prep it the day before, or even just the hour before you plan to serve it. Either way, this decadent dessert still tastes delicious.
Personally, I’m planning on making this again for my birthday – it’s that special (and besides, my oven is going to be busy heating me up a giant platter of appetizers).
If you are a peanut butter and chocolate fan, you need to drop whatever dessert or baking plans you had for this week and make this! You will not regret it.
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Chocolate Lush
- 24 OREOS (regular or flavored)
- 3-4 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups cool whip, divided
- 1 package chocolate pudding
- 2 cups milk (as called for on the box of chocolate pudding)
- 1/3 cup peanut butter candy melts
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 2-4 Tablespoons shortening, optional
- 1/2 cup mini Reese’s cups, chopped
- 1/2 cup Reese’s pieces
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful:
- Hand Mixer
- Food processor
- Large mixing bowls
- 8×8 casserole dish
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Offset spatula
- Small, microwave-safe bowls
How to Make a Peanut Butter Chocolate Lush
Line a 8×8″ casserole pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the OREOs and 3 Tablespoons of the butter in a food processor and blitz until a ball of dough forms. Add additional tablespoon of butter as needed.
Fold the OREO dough out into the casserole dish and press down to form a even “crust” layer using a spatula or wet hands.
Place the casserole dish in the fridge for at least 10 minutes as you prep the other ingredients. (The freezer is even better!)
Combine the cream cheese, icing sugar and peanut butter until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Fold in 1 cup of the cool whip until fully incorporated. Set aside.
Remove the casserole dish from the fridge and assemble the layers of your dessert.
Pour out the peanut butter-cream cheese mixture over the chocolate cookie crust and smooth down using an offset spatula.
Next, add the remaining 1 cup cool whip as the final layer and smooth down.
Top with the remaining whipped topping and place in the fridge.
Measure out the candy melts into one small microwave-safe dish, and then the chocolate chips into a second.
Melt the candy melts and chocolate chips in the microwave, heating for 25 seconds and then stirring, Repeat as needed.
Stir in enough shortening to make the candy melts and chocolate chips easy to drizzle. Allow to cool but not harden as you prepare the peanut butter cups.
Chop all of the mini PB cups in half and then remove the casserole dish from the fridge.
Sprinkle the PB cups and Reese’s Pieces overtop of the Cool whip layer and then drizzle the peanut butter candy melts and melted chocolate chip overtop.
Chill until ready to serve.
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