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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Dream Bars
"These no bake peanut butter chocolate dream bars are delicious and will make your mouth water as it combines a delicious cookie crust with layers of cream cheese, peanut butter, and chocolate pudding that is then topped with Cool Whip chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and peanut butter cookie crumbles. This is a peanut butter chocolate lover’s dream dessert, plus it is so delicious. No need to heat up the oven, which makes it perfect for your summer parties and gatherings!"
Yields1 8x8 portion to cut into as many pieces as you need!
Preparation Time25 min
Chilling Time1 hr 30 min
Cooking MethodNo Bake
Cooking Vessel Size8 X 8 Baking Pan
- 16 ounces Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
- 4 tablespoons Butter (melted)
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese (room temperature)
- 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Confectioner's Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 8 ounces Whipped Topping (Cool-Whip)
- 1 box Instant Chocolate Pudding (3.9 oz size)
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
Use about 20 peanut butter cookies and pulse in a food processor until pieces are fine
Melt the butter in a small microwavable bowl, add in the crushed cookies and combine until well coated. Press into the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish. Place into the freezer and allow to set for at least 30 minutes.
While the cookie crust is setting, mix the pudding and 1 1/2 cups of milk in a medium bowl, and allow the pudding mix to set in the fridge.
Using another mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping and fully combine.
Remove cookie crust from the freezer and start layering your ingredients. Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the crust and gently spread it out to fully cover.
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